2016 Ecological Issues Forum

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Thursday, November 24th
The Calgary Petroleum Club,
319 – 5th Avenue SW

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Description

Sustainable resource development and access to the resource are some of the leading challenges facing industry today. The oil and gas industry is committed to integrated resource management by managing physical footprint on the landscape and minimizing industry-based effects on species, ecosystems and ecosystem components. The challenge facing industry is to minimize impacts to all levels of biodiversity and ecological processes while continuing to develop oil and gas reserves, and to effectively restore impacted areas. At the same time, it is important that the policy and regulatory requirements governing oil and gas activity in these areas be based in science. Thus, research is needed to affect the direction of current and emerging policy and legislation.

Oil and gas producers have in recent years invested millions of dollars in ecological related research projects to address these challenges. The broad focus areas of these projects include the role of predation in woodland caribou population declines; the effectiveness of industry footprint reclamation or functional restoration; the effectiveness of mitigation activities; and wildlife responses to oil and gas activity. This event will also provide technical updates of the 2016 industry sponsored research that have had oversight from industry and government technical champions. The intent of projects selected through multi-stakeholder review and funded through the AUPRF program is that they may lead to changes in best practices, policy and regulations. Interspersed among the project-based presentations will be presentations related to recently identified priority issues and initiatives for the oil and gas sector.

Panel Discussion – New / Cross Cutting Technologies
In addition to the research updates there will be a panel discussion on New/Cross Cutting Technologies.  The acquisition and analyses of data is foundational to informing decision making by industry, regulators, and policy makers. Technological advancements in these areas is rapidly evolving with the evolution of open data policies, new remote sensing technologies (i.e., sensor networks, UAV’s, satellite imagery), data analytics, greater data storage capabilities, and more efficient opportunities for exchanging data. Many of these advancements can enable the collection of data over larger areas with greater frequency. Additionally, many of these technologies can have cross-cutting applications across different media (i.e., land and water) and across different sectors (i.e., oil & gas and forestry). Understanding how these advancements can be leveraged and integrated with data collected in the field can help foster more effective communication and decision making among stakeholders, help standardize sampling strategies, reduce costs, and create new opportunities for innovation.

 

Agenda

7:30 AM     Registration Opens

8:00 AM     Welcome and Introduction, Soheil Asgarpour PTAC

8:15 AM     Panel Discussion

The goal of the panel discussion will be to provide an overview of applications of remote sensing technologies. Understanding how these advancements can be leveraged and integrated with data collected in the field can help foster more effective communication and decision making among stakeholders, help standardize sampling strategies, reduce costs, and create new opportunities for innovation.

  • Panel Lead – Shane Patterson, Alberta Environment and Parks
  • Dr. Todd Shipman, AER
  • Robert Albricht, ConocoPhillips Canada – Presentation
  • Kimberley Van Vliet, WaVv – Presentation
  • Dr. Steve Liang, University of Calgary – Presentation
  • Dr. Andy Dean, Hatfield – Presentation

10:00 AM     Break

10:20 AM     PTAC Ecological Research Planning Committee Update, Shane Patterson – Alberta Environment and Parks
Presentation 1, Presentation 2

10:40 AM     Caribou response to oil and gas activities: do regeneration and activity levels matter? Laura Finnegan – Foothills Research Institute
Presentation

11:05 AM     Grizzly Bear Survival in oil and gas operating areas, Gordon Stenhouse – Foothills Research Institute
Presentation

11:30 AM     White-tailed deer behavioural response to anthropogenic features, Jason Fisher – InnoTech Alberta
Presentation

12:00 PM     Lunch

1:00 PM     Efficient monitoring of wildlife responses to seismic line restoration in the Algar Habitat Restoration Program, Jason Fisher – InnoTech Alberta
Presentation

1:25 PM     Canada Warbler response to vegetation structure on recovering energy sector disturbances, Erin Bayne – University of Alberta
Presentation

1:50 PM     Caribou health and mortality in west-central Alberta, Laura Finnegan – Foothills Research Institute
Presentation

2:15 PM     Break

2:30 PM     Evaluating genomic diversity for caribou in Alberta to allow for effective biodiversity monitoring, augmentation and conservation, Marco Musiani – University of Calgary
Presentation

2:55 PM     Monitoring wetland vegetation and reclamation across space and time, Jonah Keim – Matrix Solution Inc.
Presentation

 

Fees


Online registration open until Noon on November 23
PTAC Member $95.00
Non-Member $695.00
NGO $295.00
Student $75.00
Webinar $55.00

Sponsorship Opportunities

 

Gold, $1,000 +GST

  • Three Complimentary event registrations
  • Opportunity to display your banner distribute promotional materials and/or exhibit technology and network with event attendees
  • Corporate logo on website and PowerPoint sponsor page displayed between technical sessions
  • Credit as a Gold Sponsor

Investing in our Future, $750 +GST

  • Great opportunity to invest in our future leaders this sponsorship will enable students to learn about current state of affairs and cutting edge research affecting industry
  • Ten complimentary student event registrations (we can help to identify appropriate students if necessary)
  • Corporate logo on website and PowerPoint sponsor page displayed between technical sessions
  • Credit as the Investing in our Future Sponsor

Corporate Spotlight Non-Members, $550 +GST

  • This opportunity includes a brief presentation to attendees either before or after the three networking breaks that will be held throughout the day
  • Two Complimentary event registrations
  • Complimentary 2016 PTAC Membership
  • Opportunity to display your banner distribute promotional materials and/or exhibit technology and network with event attendees
  • Corporate logo on website and PowerPoint sponsor page displayed between technical sessions
  • Credit as a Corporate Spotlight Sponsor

Corporate Spotlight for Members, $375 +GST

  • This opportunity includes a brief presentation to attendees either before or after the three networking breaks that will be held throughout the day
  • Two Complimentary event registrations
  • Opportunity to display your banner distribute promotional materials and/or exhibit technology and network with event attendees
  • Corporate logo on website and PowerPoint sponsor page displayed between technical sessions
  • Credit as a Corporate Spotlight Sponsor

Partner Sponsor (for Associations only), $0

If you are interested in this partnership and would like to know more information including the cost please contact Lorie Mayes at lmayes@ptac.org or phone 403-218-7707. Partnership would include the following benefits:

  • One Complimentary event registrations
  • Opportunity to display your banner distribute promotional materials and/or exhibit technology and network with event attendees
  • Corporate logo on website and PowerPoint sponsor page displayed between technical sessions
  • Credit as a Partner Sponsor

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