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Climate change research projects share $32M in funding

Ottawa, ON – Federal funding of over $32 million in research funding over five years will support seven environmental projects. The funding is being provided through the Climate Change and Atmospheric Research (CCAR) initiative.

Established in 2011, CCAR is administered by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and supports climate change and atmospheric research at Canadian post-secondary institutions. Research projects funded through CCAR involve interpreting earth system processes; advancing weather, climate and environmental prediction; and understanding recent changes in the Arctic and cold region environments.

“The knowledge and expertise being brought together as part of these innovative research networks give Canada an advantage in understanding and predicting climate,” said Isabelle Blain, vice-president of research grants and scholarships at NSERC. “The insights provided by these diverse and talented teams will showcase Canada’s world-class research capacity in key areas of climate and atmospheric research and innovation.”

The seven teams receiving grants of up to $5 million over a maximum of five years are:

  • Network on Climate and Aerosols (NETCARE): Addressing Key Uncertainties in Remote Canadian Environments;
  • Research related to the Polar Environment Atmospheric Research Laboratory (PEARL): Probing the Atmosphere of the High Arctic;
  • Canadian Arctic GEOTRACES Program: Biogeochemical and Tracer Study of a Rapidly Changing Arctic Ocean;
  • Canadian Sea Ice and Snow Evolution (CanSISE) Network;
  • Ventilation, Interactions and Transports Across the Labrador Sea (VITALS);
  • Canadian Network for Regional Climate and Weather Processes; and
  • Changing Cold Regions Network (CCRN).