ARCHIVED - Approved Merit List for 2009-2010

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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.

Title of Project Partner Project Description Project Length(years) SAR NIF Requested Funding
SAVED! SAUVÉ! TV Series, Website, PSA's & Case Study Resources Royal Canadian Mounted Police To produce a documentary television series to showcase the many facets of SAR across Canada. 3 $ 1,200,000.00
Development of Ground SAR Capability - Winnipeg SAR Manitoba To enhance Search and Rescue training in Manitoba through the hosting of a Provincial Multi-Agency Training Exercise within the City of Winnipeg. 1 $ 15,500.00
Thermal Requirements for Surviving a Mass Rescue Incident in the Arctic Transport Canada To establish thermal protection performance criteria and test methods for the personal and group survival equipment that IMO has specified to be necessary for SOLAS passenger vessels operating in the Arctic. 3 $ 1,493,095.15
MEOSAR Repeater Development for GPS III Satellites National Defence To develop a Medium Earth Orbit Search and Rescue (MEOSAR) repeater that meets the unique specifications and requirements for the USAF GPS III Satellites 3 $ 1,372,338.40
Electronic Simulator Distance Education Program for Stability Management on Inshore Fishing Vessels Transport Canada To complete the development and validation of the electronic simulator e-learning program for stability management on inshore fishing vessels. The final product will be a distance education program, produced in French and English, using multi-media materials and electronic simulations of vessel operations and fishing activities in different fleets in different regions of Canada. 2 $ 1,404,250.00
Halifax SAR Region Major Maritime Disaster Plan Training Fisheries and Oceans Canada To plan and execute a 2-day training/table top exercise, in a location near the provincial boundaries of PEI, NB and NS, to improve interagency command and control between provincial and federal agencies in the event of a major maritime disaster. 1 $ 23,023.00
Smart Boaters - Prevention in the First Degree Royal Canadian Mounted Police To develop a communication strategy designed to help change recreational boating behaviors on Canada's waterways. A comprehensive web site will be developed to house and distribute boating safety materials and information. 3 $ 1,210,478.00
CCG Rescue Diver Training Tank Fisheries and Oceans Canada To deliver a shore-based diver training tank and acquire dedicated life support and protective equipment for students utilizing the diver training tank. 1 $ 107,000.00
Coupled Lake-Atmosphere Forecasting in the Great Lakes Environment Canada To develop a prototype coupled lake-atmosphere system for improved operational weather and lake state prediction in the Great Lakes. 3 $ 583,000.00
Fishing Safety Mentoring Initiative Transport Canada To design and deliver safety programs and information to fishermen, for their industry. The project will train experienced fishermen as Safety Mentors, who will work one on one with owners, skippers and crew to tailor vessel specific safety procedures using a multi-media fishing vessel safety toolbox. 3 $ 633,270.00
Weatheradio for Schools, Girl Guides and Scouts Environment Canada To equip schools under the Meteorological Service of Canada broadcast signal with a Weatheradio receiver. This will allow schools, Scouts and Girl Guide leaders to monitor the broadcast for weather information including warnings. 3 $ 881,400.00
Quebec Municipalities: Our SAR Partners Fisheries and Oceans Canada To develop partnership and cooperation agreements between the CCGA-QR and the municipalities it services to improve SAR response capability. 3 $ 420,500.00
Synthetic Aperture Radar for SAR North National Defence To examine the use of high resolution RADARSAT-2 and airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar imagery for the detection of crashed aircraft in flat regions of the Canadian tundra. The aim is to assist SAR when Emergency Locator Transmitter signals are not available. 3 $ 496,400.00
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