Understanding the Alberta Conservation Information Management System's (ACIMS') Tools - Online Snackable Learning Course

Fee: $25.00 Plus GST

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Course Overview

The Alberta Conservation Information Management System, or ACIMS, is Alberta's Conservation Data Centre and is housed within Alberta Environment and Parks. ACIMS collects, processes and stores data for all types of species in Alberta. They make this data available to the public through a variety of tools, such as species lists and online mapping.

This short online course was designed for both new users and existing users who want to learn more about ACIMS data and their applications.

This course will define what a conservation data centre is and what tools ACIMS provides, as well as showcase one application of ACIMS tools using the Alberta Native Plant Council's Guidelines for Rare Vascular Plant Surveys in Alberta. This course is designed to provide a basic understanding of how species data are collected and processed, as well as how to use the ACIMS Online Mapping Tool for querying information and locations of species in Alberta. This course also presents considerations when using the data for different applications.

Course Format:

The course consists of:

  • Three - online learning modules (approximately 20 minutes long in total)
  • Two - optional online quizzes to test your knowledge (approximately 10 minutes long each)
  • One - optional online activity (approximately 20 minutes long) 

Course Author:

  • Laurie Hamilton, M.Sc., C.E.T., P Biol, Terrestrial and Wetland Ecologist and Geomatics Specialist

 This course can be accessed immediately and will be available for one year after registration.