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Earth Day – April 22, 2013

To mark Earth Day 2013, read about some of the ways NCE-funded networks and centres as well as projects funded through the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council are helping the environment.

New evidence helps Canada prepare for a changing Arctic

New evidence helps Canada prepare for a changing Arctic

The ArcticNet NCE’s newest Integrated Regional Impact Study will help officials in Nunavik and Nunatsiavut, and the federal government, develop informed policies to improve quality of life, safeguard the environment and facilitate sustainable development in a warming Arctic. Read more.

   

Start-up to bring affordable desalination and clean water to global markets

Start-up to bring affordable desalination and clean water to global markets

The GreenCentre Canada CECR start-up, Forward Water Technologies, has developed a green desalination process that uses less energy, and is much more cost effective than current distillation or reverse osmosis-based systems. Read more.

   

Protecting Canadians from ocean hazards

Protecting Canadians from ocean hazards

Launched in 2012, the Halifax-headquartered Marine Environmental Observation Prediction and Response Network is working with several government agencies, the private sector, communities and international partners to develop and test new technologies and strategies that will help Canada better anticipate and respond to marine hazards. Read more.

   

Monitoring technology turns data into decisions

Monitoring technology turns data into decisions

Technology developed by an energy management company that is part of the Centre of Excellence in Energy Efficiency’s (C3E) investment portfolio is helping building managers make decisions that lower costs and keep their buildings more comfortable. Read more.

   

Soaking Up Sunlight

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Most of us hate to see a sunny day go to waste, but University of Ottawa researcher Karin Hinzer is actually doing something about it. The work of her SUNLAB research group is focused on making solar panels more efficient so that they capture more of the sun's energy. This link will take you to another Web site Read more.

   

Learning from atmosphere

La technologie de surveillance permet de convertir les données en décisions It's a long way from downtown Toronto to Ellesmere Island in the Canadian High Arctic. It's much farther still to the planet Mars. But Kimberly Strong's scientific curiosity about the makeup of planetary atmospheres has led her to study all these places. This link will take you to another Web site Read more .