There are a few key features of the site that I’d like to introduce you to – once you get the hang of navigating through aemera.org, you should find it easy to get to the content you need when you need it.
First of all, you will notice our new homepage grid. This grid is where we will post feature articles and highlight timely issues. This is the first place you should look for new job opportunities, trending topics in the media and information about our upcoming events.
You may have noticed a bar above the homepage grid that includes a number of circular icons – these icons represent our activities and topics related to our work and you will see them throughout the site. Every story, blog post and project summary will be tagged with these activity categories and you can access related content by simply clicking on the icons. As an example, you may see that our story about Benthic Invertebrates has been tagged to biodiversity. Once you have read the article, you can click on the icon and be taken to a listing of all the content on our site related to biodiversity. This way, if you are interested in water you can just click the icon from our homepage and see everything we’ve shared about that topic.
We want you to be able to navigate to the content you need in a way that suits you. For this reason we have included not only the homepage grid and activity icons but have kept the standard navigation tools available at the top and bottom parts of every page. We’ve also added a robust search tool which will help you find the specific content you need quickly.
Something new that we are going to try is a Question and Answer section. If you have a query about monitoring in Alberta, or about our organization, please submit it and we will get back to you as soon as we can. We will be posting commonly asked questions, along with their answers, to our Q & A page. We may also want to ask you a question or two from time to time. These survey type questions are included at the bottom part of our homepage. Once you have submitted your answers you will see how your preference or selection compares to others who have participated.
This new site is part of AEMERA’s transition. Over the coming weeks and months we will fill this space with news, data and information about the state of Alberta’s environment. We hope that you find what you are looking for and look forward to sharing our work with you.