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Global Water Futures Observatories
Instrumented Sites
Prairie and Boreal Research

General Info


The Prairie and Boreal Research Unit generates baseline and time-sensitive data on climatic, hydrologic, and biophysical processes at an ecosystem-scale through energy, water, and carbon measurements using flux towers, hydrometeorological stations, and land surface modelling. The technical team, based at the University of Saskatchewan, operates long-term field sites within the Brightwater Creek Watershed, the Livestock and Forage Center for Excellence (LFCE), and the Boreal Ecosystem and Research Monitoring Sites (BERMS) with the goals of producing open-access data for improving our understanding of land-atmosphere feedbacks and ecosystem sensitivity to climate change.


University of Saskatchewan

Facility Lead

Co-led by Warren Helgason, Helen Baulch, and John Pomeroy

Primary Contacts

NameRoleContact Information
Warren HelgasonFacility LeadEmail:
Helen BaulchFacility LeadEmail:
John PomeroyFacility LeadEmail:
Cody DavidPrimary ContactEmail:
Phone: (780) 370-0277

Fee for Service

Deployable Systems

RefItemDeployed AtUnitInternal Rate *External Rate **Commercial Rate ***
PBR-DS-1Ford F150 - 2013per km$0.85$2$1
PBR-DS-2Dodge 1500 - 2013per km$0.90$2$1
PBR-DS-3Chevrolet Silverado - 2021per km$1.05$2$1
PBR-DS-4John Deere Gator 625i (2014) + TrailTech Trailer 14ft (2012)per day$62.50$72$88
PBR-DS-5Arctic Cat Bearcat (2017) + TrailTech Trailer 10ft (2014)per day$86$99$120
PBR-DS-6Neutron Probeper month$495$569$693
PBR-DS-7Meteorology Monitoring Systemper month$580$667$812
PBR-DS-8Energy Balance System + Scintillometerper month$1,780$2,047$2,492
PBR-DS-9Energy Balance Systemper month$1,475$1,696$2,065
PBR-DS-10SODAR + WindRASS + Continental Cargo Trailer (2012)per month$1,850$2,128$2,590
PBR-DS-11TowerWorx - 100' steel towerper month$1,010$1,162$1,414