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Improving Avalanche Safety Through Geomatics


Improving Avalanche Safety Through Geomatics


Thursday, January 23, 2014

Avalanches are a serious and deadly problem that impact people across Canada. Since 1997, 155 individuals have lost their lives in 105 different Canadian avalanches and on average there are 14.1 avalanche induced fatalities per winter. Not only do avalanches cause risk to backcountry recreationalists, they also impact the economy by closing critical transportation corridors such as the Rogers Pass and impacting natural resource extraction at mining and petroleum facilities.

TECTERRA, in partnership with the Canadian Avalanche Association (CAA), the Canadian Avalanche Center (CAC), and Canadian Pacific, along with support from Parks Canada, has taken the lead in developing a new web based tool to leverage the power of geomatics in avalanche risk management. Every day, avalanche professionals across Canada rely on a system called InfoEx that allows them to exchange confidential technical information on a daily business. The new version of this software, InfoEx 3, rebuilds the system from the ground up and uses geomatics as the foundation.

Come find out how the recently released InfoEx 3 is shaping professional avalanche risk management and how geomatics is playing a main role.

Speaker Bio:

Jon Neufeld, Director of Commercialization Programs

Jonathan Neufeld, P.Eng, joined TECTERRA in 2011 with the task of creating a world-leading Geomatics Lab facility and training program. In 2013 he became the Director of Commercialization Programs and where he provides direction and leadership in the definition, execution and management of TECTERRA’s investment and funding programs. He received his B.Sc in Geomatics Engineering from the University of Calgary and is currently pursuing an MBA through the Haskayne School of Business!


Calgary Elks Lodge and Golf Club (2502 - 6 Street NE, Calgary, AB)


Registration - 11:30 am
Lunch and Presentation - 12:00 to 1:00 pm.


Members:  $30.00
Non-Members: $40.00

RSVP Deadline

Please RSVP no later than Monday, January 20, 2014 by 12:00 Noon.

Refund Policy

Cancellations made without 48 hours notice will not be refunded. All no shows will be invoiced. In the event of cancellation, or event change, ONLY those registered will be contacted.


Further information on this event can be obtained by contacting the AGG Office.


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