Three Carleton University research projects worth approximately $820,000 have received funds from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI). The projects receiving CFI funds will conduct research on digital media, sensor systems and freshwater resources
Aquatic Ecosystems and Environmental Change Laboratory
Led by Jesse Vermaire, assistant professor cross appointed in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and the Faculty of Science, this project will establish a laboratory to better understand how human activities are changing the near-shore environment of lakes and rivers and better conserve and manage freshwater resources in Ontario.
Fresh water is one of Ontario’s most important resources for both public health and the economy. This lab will enable researchers to track long-term data and help environmental managers conserve freshwater and support Ontario as a global leader in clean technology and the bio economy.