Disclosure of grants and contributions awards

Fiscal Year 2011-2012

4th quarter

Recipient Name:University of New Brunswick
Location:Fredéricton, New Brunswick, 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 “Assimilation of optical and radar data into permafrost/soil temperature modelling in relationship to carbon and water cycles in northern ecosystems ” has the objective (s): To develop a streamlined method that uses space-based Earth Observation for mapping soil temperature regimes and permafrost landforms and extent in the Canadian north.
Comments:Payment of the grant will be made as follows: Year 1 - 148,775$, Year 2 - 144,540$ and Year 3- 143,715$.