Effective 1st April 2016, due to a shortage of funding, CEMA suspended operations until further notice. 

For information, contact Dan Stuckless, CEMA President: Dan dot Stuckless at

CEMA maintains several databases to provide information for our Members and the general public.  We aim for complete transparency, but certain restrictions are required.  Reports containing TEK data are unavailable to the public due to the nature of the information.  Select your choice from the list on the left.  Our databases include:



The CEMA datasets library is a unique tool developed by CEMA to store and catalogue all the data and research that CEMA has accumulated since its inception. The tool is designed for ease of access so that any researcher may search and easily locate information housed within the data library. The vision is that this tool will be accessible to not only the CEMA members but to all stakeholders who desire access to information in the region and that any additional information within the CEMA study region housed by others can also be shared within the datasets library and accessed by interested stakeholders.



This land classification system is used to evaluate pre-disturbance and post-disturbance land capability for forest production. It is designed to aid in planning soil handling procedures and measuring land capability. Landscape features and soil factors are quantified by assigning numerical ratings to individual components then combining these to produce a land capability rating. The system is intended for the oil sands region of Alberta where surface disturbances are caused by the oil sands mining, transportation, utilities, and pipeline corridors.



This bibliography allows easier access to more than 1600 technical and policy documents.  CEMA partnered with the Oil Sands Research and Information Network (OSRIN) to create the new Oil Sands Environmental Management Bibliography, which includes documents relevant to the environmental management of oil sands development in Alberta. The majority of the documents focus on the mineable oil sands in the Athabasca deposit, though some documents relate to in-situ developments. The bibliography will be continuously updated.

OSRIN is an independent organization operating within the School of Energy and the Environment at the University of Alberta.



A collection of pictures gathered from projects performed by CEMA in the Region of Wood Buffalo.



The Traditional Environmental Knowledge Bibliography is an extensive and ever expanding resource regarding indigenous and related knowledge of the Athabasca River Basin and adjacent areas. It is a continuing project of ARBRI, in collaboration with and partly funded by the Cumulative Environmental Management Association.



This library contains a collection of videos, including:

-          Short videos describing the research performed by CEMA Working Groups.

-          Interviews with stakeholders, Members and staff.