Groundbreaking Oil Spill Research from the World’s Largest Freshwater Laboratory – Information Session April 15
Posted on: April 1, 2019
Researchers collect data from one of the 58 freshwater lakes that make up the International Institute for Sustainable Development’s Experimental Lakes Area. (Credit: By Sbath iisd – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0)

Learn About Groundbreaking Research at Community Information Session

The IISD Experimental Lakes Area (IISD-ELA) laboratory, operated by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), has conducted community information sessions for the past three years in Kenora and Dryden. This year they are bringing the conversation to Thunder Bay. Vince Palace, their head scientist, will be presenting information about the groundbreaking oil spill research currently taking place at the IISD-ELA laboratory. The session is open to all and will include time for questions and comments from those who attend.

  • What: Community Information Session
  • Where: Lakehead University, ATAC building, Room AT1001
  • When: Monday April 15, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.


The World’s Largest Freshwater Laboratory

Research on the challenges that face natural freshwater bodies began at the IISD Experimental Lakes Area, the world’s largest outdoor freshwater laboratory, in the late 1960s. The site includes 58 freshwater lakes and is located in the Kenora District, Ontario, Canada. The laboratory was defunded by the previous Canadian government administration. It had been operated by Fisheries and Oceans Canada until that time. The International Institute for Sustainable Development agreed to be the long-term operator of the research facility in 2014.

To learn more about what is going on at the IISD Environmental Lakes Area follow them on social media:

Twitter: @IISD_ELA

Instagram: @IISD_ELA

Facebook: @ExperimentalLakes


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