ARCHIVED - Approved Merit List for 2007-2008

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Since the NSS provides SAR NIF funding based upon available financial resources, it is important to note that not all of the projects identified on a Merit List will necessarily be funded.

Departement/Agency or Province/Territory Title of Project Project Summary Project Length Total
Department of National Defence Deployable Interoperable Communication Terminal (DICOMT) A response research and development initaitive that will demonstrate the concept of DICOMT using software defined radio technology. 3 $ 880,000.00
Department of National Defence Next Generation Search and Rescue Satellite System - MEOSAR A response research and development initiative for MEOSAR. The inititive will focus on conducting a system design analysis that will review the signal processing techniques for the pre-operational MEOSAR test facilities. 3 $ 857,714.00
Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary Equipment Purchase A response initiative for the procurement of personal strobe lights and VHF handheld marine radios. 1 $ 208,620.00
Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary SAR Handbook A response initiative for the CCGA to develop a mariner's manual for quick reference. 2 $ 128,991.00
Department of Fisheries and Oceans Development and Validation of Improved Ocean Drift Theory A response research and development initiative to develop a drifting methodology for search and rescue software that provides a smaller search area with high confidence that the area contains the search object. 3 $ 180,000.00
Department of Fisheries and Oceans POD Validation of Leeway and Drift A response research and development initiative to collect data and determine the sweep width for life rafts using an all-weather SAR vessel. 2 $ 881,527.50
Department of Fisheries and Oceans Search and Rescue Exercise (SAREX) Ocean Guardian III A response initiative for a two-day scenario designed to test the Major Maritime Disaster Plan (MAJMAR) of the Halifax Search and Rescue Region. 1 $ 264,580.00
Department of Fisheries and Oceans Search and Rescue Surface Current Monitoring Network A response initiative to install and integrate a network of CODAR SeaSondes in the current and activity area of southwest Nova Scotia. 2 $ 594,511.57
Royal Canadian Mounted Police Enhanced Canine Avalanche Rescue Response A response initiative that will select, equip and train 10 new avalanche search dog teams in order to be more efficient in responding to avalanche incidents in Canada. 3 $ 510,020.00
Royal Canadian Mounted Police eTraining for Mountain Operations and Avalanche SAR A response initiative that will identify and develop best practices and recommend operational protocols for safe and effective avalanche SAR operations. 2 $ 788,968.00
Royal Canadian Mounted Police Safe Home National Community Action Plan A prevention and response initiative that will enhance search capabilities through a standardized training and public awareness campaign. 2 $ 1,190,410.18
Transport Canada Cold Water Boot Camp A prevention initiative that will create an education program to inform, motivate and change behaviour to increase survival in cold water. 2 $ 424,700.00
Environment Canada Development of Probabilistic Forecast Tools for Extreme Waves A prevention research and development initiative that will develop forecast tools to be incorporated into routine forecasts by Environment Canada. 3 $ 144,335.00
Parks Canada Agency Avalanche Decision Framework for Amateur Recreationists 2 (ADFAR 2) A prevention research and development initiative that is building on a previous SAR NIF funded project; ADFAR. Additional tools for advanced recreationists will be developed. 2 $ 559,030.60
British Columbia Omnibus Proposal British Columbia A response and prevention initaitive that will focus on volunteer training, equipment procurement, communications planning and data management. 3 $ 1,009,821.68
Newfoundland and Labrador Advanced Search III and Search Manager Training A response initiative that will develop and deliver regional training and standards for Advanced Searchers and Search Managers in line with national ground SAR criteria. 3 $ 473,560.00
Northwest Territories Northern SAR Strategy A prevention and response initiative that includes the development of an exercise and training program and a prevention and awareness campaign. 3 $ 851,135.80
Nova Scotia Search Management and Reports Tracking (SMART) A prevention and response initiative that will design and implement a search management protocol. A host server with web based connection to 24 GSAR teams and various associations will be established. 3 $ 347,665.80
Saskatchewan Saskatchewan New Initiatives Fund (NIF) Submission A response initiative to increase SAR capacity throughout the province by establishing trained personnel, development template for new chapters and creating partnerships. 3 $ 522,560.00
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