April 24, 2013 - 3:00pm
Dr. Brad Buckham presents "Harnessing the Power of Wave Energy Converters" as part of the joint PCIC-PICS Pacific Climate Seminar Series.
Wave energy is often cited as an important entry in Canada's future portfolio of clean energy sources. However, present day descriptions of the Canadian wave energy opportunity contain little to no specific detail on the form of the resource, the conversion technologies, or their impacts.
April 17, 2013 - 6:00pm
The integration of an effective grid level energy storage system is an ambitious target for many utilities around the world. As the appetite for energy grow, both from renewable and traditional sources, the demand side management of energy storage as well as its distribution become increasingly important. Geography may play a role in accommodating the type of energy storage system that best fit the needs.
March 27, 2013 - 5:00pm
For any innovation intensive industry, two key factors for growth and sustainability are capital and people. This is true for the Clean and Green Technology Sector. Entrepreneurs, innovators and developers are needed to fuel the anticipated growth and generate vibrant economic activities. The competition for these human resources is global. Nations are working hard to not only retain what they have locally, but also at the same time, come up with new programs and initiatives for attracting international talent. The Pacific Northwest Region is known as a great place to live, study and work.
March 27, 2013 - 3:30pm
Herring and hake are commercially important fish in Strait of Georgia. In this study, larval particles of these species are tracked for up to six weeks after they hatch using ROMS (Regional Ocean Modeling System) and Lagrangian particle tracking model (LTRANS). Particles with different behavior (such as floaters at different depths or performing diel vertical migration) are traced in the springs of the years 2007-2009. Since herring larval particles stay in the top 12m, their distribution is strongly dependent on the winds.
March 22, 2013 - 11:30am to 2:00pm
The Canadian Water Network Students and Young Professionals, in partnership with UVic’s Water, Innovation, and Global Governance (WIGG) Lab and the POLIS Project on Ecological Governance, invites you to attend a celebration of water research at UVic for World Water Day 2013!
March 20, 2013 - 5:00pm
The ‘greening’ of building codes is changing the approach to the design of buildings and communities, blurring the lines between traditional disciplines and rewarding collaborative innovation. Energy efficiency is increasingly an important design goal as it can provide long term economic benefits with proper implementation. In the upcoming Vancouver Island GreenTech Exchange Forum, guest speakers will address key issues from both the regulation management perspective and the architectural design stream of modern green building development.
March 14, 2013 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Pipelines to the coast, logs to the south and mines throughout the interior--BC's natural resources are big business on a global scale. So how do we reconcile this economic certainty with environmental, ethical and political concerns about extraction?
March 7, 2013 - 12:30am to 1:30am
Join panelists Lawrence Pitt
March 6, 2013 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
March 6, 2013 - 2:00pm
As the carbon dioxide content of the atmosphere continues to rise, the consequences are becoming increasingly evident: increasing temperatures, changes in precipitation regimes, and increasingly extreme weather events threaten the capacity of global agriculture to keep up with population growth; associated rising food prices threaten regional political stabilities; water supply issues threaten regional economies; and the increasing acidity of the upper ocean threatens the very survival of entire marine ecosystems.