Fourth CSSP Call for Proposals - May 2016
Projects Funded Through the Fourth CSSP Call for Proposals
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Below is the list of projects selected. Details on the projects will be made available following successful completion of negotiations between project proponents and the Government of Canada.
- Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada will lead a project to link data from various governmental and non-governmental laboratories on plant and pest species with risk assessment information generated by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). Partners: Canadian Food Inspection Agency, Canadian Grain Commission, Canada Border Services Agency.
- Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL), through Canadian Nuclear Laboratories, will lead a project to determine the feasibility of adapting newly-developed mass spectrometer technology to develop a mobile, faster, and less expensive device for detecting illicit materials for nuclear forensics and emergency response. Partner: Canadian Nuclear Laboratories.
- AECL, through Canadian Nuclear Laboratories, will lead a project to investigate different methods and technologies to detect anomalies in industrial control systems, in order to identify intrusions and cyberattacks. Partners: Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission, Bruce Power.
- BC Housing will lead the development of a damage and safety assessment process that will allow communities to rapidly assess the safety of buildings damaged during major emergencies. Partners: Justice Institute of British Columbia, Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC.
- Ocean Networks Canada will lead a project to create an early earthquake warning alert system. Partners: Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, Province of BC, Natural Resources Canada, University of British Columbia, Public Safety, United States Geological Survey, University of Washington.
- CFIA will lead a project to enhance the speed and efficiency of data and information sharing among experts involved in responding to plant health emergencies, in order to better prevent and mitigate outbreaks. Partners: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Canadian Grain Commission, Canadian Forest Service, British Columbia Ministry of Agriculture, Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, Biodiversity Institute - University of Guelph, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (US), Alberta Agriculture and Forestry.
- Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission will lead a project to further develop Canada’s ability to assess the provenance of nuclear materials to support the mitigation and prevention of their use in criminal activities. Partners: Atomic Energy of Canada Limited, University of Ottawa- Advanced Research Complex, Canadian Nuclear Laboratories, National Research Council.
- Communications Research Centre Canada will lead a project to provide local agencies with immediate access to advanced broadband wireless technologies that are compatible with industry standards and interoperable with nationwide roaming. Partners: Motorola Solutions Canada Inc, Ericsson Canada Inc.
- The Communications Security Establishment will combine its expertise in information technology with the expertise of Hydro-Québec in operational technology to develop cyber defence methods for power grids. Partners: Hydro-Québec, University of Toronto.
- County of Frontenac - Paramedic Service will lead a project to develop a Canadian standard pertaining to ambulance design, equipment, and supplies. Partners: CSA Group (Canadian Standards Association), Dessercom Inc., Paramedic Association of Canada (PAC), Paramedic Chiefs of Canada (PCC), Centre of Research Expertise for the Prevention of Musculoskeletal Disorders (CRE-MSD- University of Waterloo).
- County of Lambton - Emergency Medical Services will lead a project aiming to identify vulnerable populations during emergencies and crises, and create a map-based database, including individuals’ location and needs. Partners: Interdev Technologies, Grey County Paramedic Services, Essex-Windsor Emergency Medical Services, South West Community Care Access Centre
- DRDC will lead a project to further develop the Rapid City Planner, a tool used to predict the impact of explosions in urban settings using blast modelling. Partners: Public Safety Canada, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Martec Limited, University of Waterloo.
- Employment and Social Development will lead a project to enhance existing tools and processes used by fire departments to recruit and retain fire fighter and first responder volunteers from currently underutlized groups. Partner: Social Research and Demonstration Corporation.
- Government of Yukon Emergency Measures Organization will lead a project to test, develop, and analyze modern public safety broadband network (high-speed internet) technology that will enhance the way first responders communicate during emergencies. Partners: Simon Fraser University, Emergency Management British Columbia, E-Comm.
- Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada will lead a project applying new knowledge and technologies to develop a prototype for privacy-respecting collaborative risk assessment and early screening in air travel. Partners: Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), WorldReach Software Corporation, University of Ottawa, Entrust Datacard, Face4 Systems Inc.
- Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada will lead a project to develop a strategy to enhance resilience in Indigenous communities in the creation of a strategy for societal resilience by involving emergency management stakeholders. Partners: The Conference Board of Canada; Department of Municipal and Community Affairs- Government of the Northwest Territories; Keewaytinook Okimakanak
- Municipality of Kincardine Fire and Emergency Services will conduct a collaborative study with rural partners to develop a toolbox to optimize their communications interoperability and assist the region in becoming more resilient. Partners: Town of Saugeen Shores Fire Department, Bruce Power, Lansdowne Technologies Inc.
- Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) will lead a project to create a web application in the form of a visual map illustrating seismic and flood risk analyses to advance knowledge and understanding of vulnerability to natural hazards. Partners: Ministère de la Sécurité publique Québec, Ville de Gatineau, École de technologie supérieure
- NRCan will lead a project to develop a series of Canada-wide maps illustrating fire risk and characteristics, as well as fuel resources to help fire management agencies identify and prioritize at-risk areas. Partners: University of Alberta, University of Toronto, Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction (ICLR), Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry- Aviation, Forest Fires and Emergency Services.
- Nova Scotia Emergency Management Office will lead a project to develop a prototype game-based tactical decision tool to train emergency managers on how to better handle coastal city evacuation processes. Partners: MacEachen Institute for Public Policy and Governance, Dalhousie Transportation Collaboratory, Halifax Regional Municipality, REDspace
- NRCan will lead a project to develop a tool that provides alerts and warnings for ice jams at the regional level. Partners: INRS - Centre Eau Terre Environnement, Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique, Ministère de la sécurité publique du Québec / Public Security Quebec, Public Safety Canada Quebec and Nunavut Region / Government of Canada, Environment and Climate Change Canada / Canadian Meteorological Centre.
- Canadian Coast Guard will lead a project to enhance Canada’s ability to monitor small and large vessel activity on the Great Lakes. Partners: Accipiter Radar Technologies Inc., United States Coast Guard, Key Lakes Inc./Great Lakes Fleet, Canada Steamship Lines, American Steamship Company, Fednav
- Prime Corp from the Province of B.C. will lead a project to integrate a new system of credential management into existing applications in B.C.’s police force to cut down on time spent logging in multiple user accounts. Partners: Versaterm Corporation, Abbotsford Police Department, New Westminster Police Department, Emergency Communications for British Columbia Incorporated
- The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) will lead a project to improve ship detection, particularly that of smaller, radio-silent ships. Partners: Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Transport Canada, UrtheCast Corporation
- The RCMP will lead a project to advance researchers’ understanding of the relationships between youth recruitment strategies on-line and off-line, and how these contribute to the formation of communities. Partners: The Students Commission of Canada - Queen’s University, Brock University, Humber College, Bishop’s University.
- Windsor Police Services will lead a study examining advanced analytics and data visualization software that caters to law enforcement. Partners: International Data Corporation (Canada) Limited, Birch Forest Projects Inc., Vancouver Police Department
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