Disclosure of grants and contributions awards

Fiscal Year 2011-2012

4th quarter

Recipient Name:University of Toronto
Location:Toronto, Ontario, 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 " PREAFISS: A Capacity-building Cluster for Space-borne Atmospheric Remote Sounding using FTIR Spectroscopy " has the objective : To develop the expertise and technology that are needed for the next generation FTIR measurement systems that will be part of Canada's future atmospheric sounding missions. This project will provide training opportunities for the instrument and retrieval scientists who are needed for these potential and upcoming missions and will develop technological solutions that will support the proposed FTIR instruments.
Comments:Payment of the grant will be made as follows: Year 1 - 150,000$, Year 2 - 150,000$ and Year 3 - 150,000$.