Canadian Research Network Awards $1.1 Million for Geospatial Cyberinfrastructure for Environmental Sensing Project

CANARIECANARIE, Canada’s Advanced Research and Innovation Network, is pleased to announce at the Summit 09 international cyber infrastructure conference, the second-round of winners in CANARIE’s flagship IT research funding program. These nine winners, from research facilities across Canada, represent some of the very best and brightest IT research initiatives in the country.

CANARIE has awarded nine projects with an impressive $10.5 million in funding, in addition to providing CANARIE’s dedicated, high-speed network for these researchers to facilitate data-sharing and collaboration.

One of the winners, Cybera Inc., was awarded $1.1 million for the Geospatial Cyberinfrastructure for Environmental Sensing (GeoCENS) project.   GeoCENS will be an online portal for biogeoscientists to access and share both historical and real-time environmental data from a variety of remote locations. This portal will allow researchers to better analyze Canada’s climate, species, water systems and how its biosphere is changing over time.

[Source: CANARIE news release]