Irving Shipbuilding Inc. Providing $1 Million in New Funding for Ocean Research

June 11, 2015: MEOPAR is calling on researchers across Canada to submit a proposal for our Fourth Call for Research Proposals. Irving Shipbuilding is generously contributing $1 million of this $1.5 million call. Irving Shipbuilding’s funding is pursuant to its Value Proposition obligation under the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy, whereby Irving Shipbuilding is committed to spending 0.5% of contract revenues with the aim of creating a sustainable marine industry across Canada.  This Fourth Call will fund a number of multi-year projects that align with MEOPAR’s overall goal of improving Canada’s ability to observe, predict, and respond to marine hazards.
 
We encourage project proposals to develop and/or apply new technologies or approaches to advance environmental observation, safe operations and/or emergency response on Canada’s coasts. Projects are required to have practical goals with clear evidence of end-user involvement in the identification of the research topic to be addressed and the formulation, support and conduct of the research itself. 
 
Projects must be multi-disciplinary and align with our overall vision/goals as a Network of Centres of Excellence, which are outlined in our Strategic Plan.  Proposals are due on August 23, 2015 at 9:00 p.m. Atlantic Daylight Saving Time.  
 
Please visit meopar.ca/research for Call information.  Questions may be directed to:
 
Neil Gall
MEOPAR Executive Director
*1355 Oxford St., Suite 2-41   |   Halifax, NS, Canada  B3H 4J1
   (t) 902-494-4386   |   neil.gall@meopar.ca
 
MEOPAR would like to thank Irving Shipbuilding once again for their partnership, their contribution to ocean research and their efforts to sustain and grow the Canadian marine sector.