Funding awarded to train and develop highly qualified personnel for space science and technology
May 21, 2014 - Saskatoon, Saskatchewan - Canadian Space Agency
Today, Brad Trost, Member of Parliament for Saskatoon—Humboldt, announced support for the University of Saskatchewan through a contribution of $250,000 over three years for space science and technology projects.
The three-year grant will provide end-to-end training for a research associate and several graduate and summer students in the design, building, testing, calibration, flight and data analysis of a prototype satellite instrument.
The new instrument uses new and novel optics to measure aerosol and cloud in regions of the atmosphere that are particularly sensitive to climate change. This project will provide the opportunity to greatly extend the tool's measurement capability.
This investment is aligned with the "Inspiring Canadians" principle of working with industry, universities and colleges to recruit, support and retain highly qualified personnel, which was outlined in Canada's Space Policy Framework, released in February 2014.
Today's news release is the result of an Announcement of Opportunity published on the Canadian Space Agency's (CSA) website on November 8, 2013. Total funding for all recipient projects at universities across Canada, including the University of Saskatchewan, is $2 million.
Canadian Space Agency
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