Alberta Soil Carbon Quantification Project

There is a growing movement within the agricultural community to use a nature-based approach to soil management, emphasizing its natural ability to sequester atmospheric carbon. Soil carbon sequestration not only improves soil health and fertility, but benefits the climate (reduced GHG emissions) and watersheds (facilitates water infiltration, mitigating floods, and purification).

Printing of Collagen microgels

Developing technology capable of onsite medical diagnostics is crucial for health-care delivery in clinical and emergency settings. To perform on-site diagnostics, health-care practitioners need compact, inexpensive, and user-friendly equipment. Alentic Microscience has developed a system that uses small volumes of blood for cell counting and serum tests, occurring at the site of blood extraction. This system makes single molecular layers of reagents on the sensor surface, which when exposed to light allow the system to provide valuable diagnostics about the sample.

Stratigraphy and Sedimentology of the Clearwater Formation in Marten Hills and Nipisi north-central Alberta

The general objective of this research is to understand the geology of the Clearwater Formation in a region of Alberta where new oil and gas reserves have been discovered. The research will include detailed mapping throughout the region to understand where the best oil and gas resources are. This area is especially interesting as enhance production techniques, such as using steam injection or fracking the reservoir are not needed to produce the resources.

High Performance Computing (HPC) of Full Waveform Inversion and Reverse Time Migration (FWI/RTM)

We will develop advanced software toolkits for seismic inversion and imaging. These method are called Full Waveform Inversion and Reverse Time Migration (FWIIRTM). The FWIIRTM will be used to obtain accurate 30 images and elastic properties of subsurface complex structures.

New Approaches to Mine Closure in Nunavik, Québec

Mine closure is the final stage of a mine’s lifecycle and can have complex social, economic, and cultural impacts on nearby communities. These impacts include population decline, reduced services, household stress, ecological change, and reduced access to land-based activities. These impacts become more likely when communities are not engaged with during the closure planning process. Glencore Raglan is attempting to mitigate these issues through the Raglan Mine Closure Sub-committee, which is made up of both company employees and community representatives from Salluit and Kangiqsujuaq.

Pangnirtung Climate Change and Health Monitoring Program

The Canadian Arctic is warming at an alarming rate. The coastal community of Pangnirtung, Nunavut has long witnessed and experienced the reality of climate change. Country food is the main resource for Panniqtuumiut all year round and practices related to hunting and fishing are key to family and community well-being. Local organizations and community members contribute to numerous academic studies and endeavours devoted to climate change.

Climate volatility and its impact on baseline trends, natural variability, productivity, and disaster potential in the Canadian ecozones

This project is designed to assess both natural variability and the future change of forest productivity and natural disaster risks that are related to climate. These areas are important to study as climatic change is projected to impact northern latitudes more strongly and disasters, such as floods, droughts, and fires, are predicted to increasingly impact human populations and infrastructure. To assess these components, a combination of satellite remote sensing, in-situ and UAV data will be utilized in conjunction with large ensemble modelling.

Use of Terrestrial Laser Scanner to access plant structure and tree volume at Gardens by the Bay - Singapore

The forestry sector is one of the important pillars in the Canadian contributing to 1,6% for the country`s GDP. Access forest structure and quantifying leaf and wood elements is essential to understand productivity and environmental contribution of trees and forested areas. Light Detection And Range (LiDAR) produces a 3-Dimension point cloud with high spatial resolution, therefore, Terrestrial Laser Scanners (TLS) arises as an important tool to measure efficiently forestry metrics fast and at a low cost.

Development of a Novel Sustainable Adsorbent Unit for Indoor Air Purifiers - Year two

This project is with Airpura – a developer of indoor air purifiers. We plan to develop a prototype and upscale the technology of recyclable coated iron-oxide systems, incorporated in the design, from the laboratory-scale to final consumer product use. The newly introduced adsorbent system serves to increase the removal efficiency of the volatile pollutants less amenable to adsorption on activated carbon. The modules are intended to be recyclable following periods of use in the indoor air purifiers.

Use of a deep passive source extremely low frequency (ELF) conductivity mapping system to improve the definition of ore bodies at depth - Applications to Bathurst, NB

The Bathurst Mining Camp, located in northern New Brunswick, is one of Canada's oldest mining districts. Most of the 46 known deposits were discovered in the 1950s using a combination of geological and geophysical methods.