Call for Delegate: Data Management, Analytics and Prediction Technical Advisory Committee, Oil Sands Monitoring Program

Position: 
ENGO Member
Initiative: 
Data Management, Analytics and Prediction Technical Advisory Committee
Application Deadline: 
8 Nov 2019
Background: 

In December 2017, the Government of Alberta and the Government of Canada signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that renewed each Government’s commitment to monitoring environmental impacts of oil sands development through the Oil Sands Monitoring Program (OSMP). The MOU established the mutual intentions of both governments to continue to collaborate and be accountable for the design and implementation of an integrated monitoring, evaluation and reporting system. It also confirmed the joint commitment to revise and establish, in cooperation with Indigenous Communities in the oil sands region, effective mechanisms for Indigenous participation in the design, implementation and governance of the monitoring system. This includes development of a comprehensive, ongoing agreement (the Operational Framework Agreement, finalized September 21, 2018) that defines the governance and implementation model to guide the decision-making structure and processes, roles and responsibilities, and the monitoring, research mandate, and objectives of the OSMP.

Time Commitment: 

The Technical Advisory Committees will meet no less than four times per year or at a frequency determined by the Oversight Committee and in accordance with the Operational Framework Agreement timelines. Members will be selected to serve a maximum 3-year term allowing for a period of transitional overlap. Membership terms will also strive to be staggered.

Expenses & Honoraria: 

Travel expenses to in-person meetings will be covered, and there is also an honoraria per meeting attended.

Selection Criteria: 

In identifying membership of the Technical Advisory Committee, the following criteria will be considered: 

  • Expertise in a relevant technical discipline (air, land, water, biodiversity, wildlife, etc.) 
  • Expert in their field, holding a technical degree and/or professional expertise in a relevant discipline that is current;
  • Familiar with the region, oil sands and environmental monitoring 
  • Experience in governance and consensus decision-making 
Application Instructions: 

Please reply to [email protected] by Friday, November 9, 2019 providing:

  • Which Program Area TAC the applicant is seeking to join;
  • Contact information of applicant (including address, email, and phone number); 
  • The name of the environmental non-governmental organization being represented by the applicant; and
  • A brief description of the applicant’s background and abilities; particularly those relevant to the selection criteria.
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