Disclosure of grants and contributions awards

Fiscal Year 2011-2012

4th quarter

Recipient Name:University of Alberta
Location:Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Purpose:The Research component of the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) Class Grant and Contribution Program to support Research, Awareness and Learning in Space Science and Technology provides financial support to organizations to conduct space related research and development in priority areas. It will support targeted knowledge development and innovation to sustain and enhance the Canadian capacity to use space to address national needs and priorities in the future. The Announcement of Opportunity “ Capacity Building in SS&T – Clusters Pilots” aims to contribute to the development of Future Canadian Space Capacity in order to attract, sustain and enhance the nation's critical mass of Canadian space specialists, foster Canadian space innovation, and preserve the capability of the nation space-related facilities. More specifically, this project entitled " Cluster for Lunar and Planetary Science: Advanced Coupled Models, Scientific Mission Definition, and Data Interpretation " has the objective(s): To generate new knowledge of the space environment above the lunar and Martian surfaces and how they are influenced by the solar wind in order to help define future scientific missions and to shed light on the challenges these environments pose for robotic and human exploration.
Comments:Payment of the grant will be made as follows: Year 1 - 150,000$, Year 2 - 150,000$ and Year 3- 150,000$.