Disclosure of grants and contributions awards

Fiscal Year 2011-2012

4th quarter

Recipient Name:University of Calgary
Location:Calgary, 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 “Advancing the State of the Art in Measurements and Models of Ionosphere -Thermosphere -Magnetosphere Coupling ” has the objective (s): Of applying newly available, state-of-the art tools to the study of the critically important ionosphere-thermosphere interface that spans altitudes of approximately 90-200 km. The project will also ensure that trainees (at the graduate and post-doctoral level) are able to position Canada as a world leader in observations of the geospace-atmosphere system.
Comments:Payment of the grant will be made as follows: Year 1 - 150,000$, Year 2 - 150,000$ and Year 3- 150,000$.