Stories

 

Read success stories about NRC research, and how our work contributes to the success of our clients and partners.

 

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- Ottawa, Ontario

Research Centre: Metrology
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- Ottawa, Ontario

Research Centre: Metrology
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- Ottawa, Ontario

Research Centre: Ocean, Coastal and River Engineering
By the late 1990s, Canadian Ice Service (CIS) identified the urgent need for a new forecasting model that could meet the requirements of modern operations. The National Research Council (NRC) undertook a research effort aimed at developing a reliable iceberg drift forecasting model in collaboration with CIS, academia and private consultants.
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- Ottawa, Ontario

Research Centre: Aerospace
Industry: Aerospace Manufacturing, Robotics & Automation, Robotics
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- Ottawa, Ontario

Research Centre: Ocean, Coastal and River Engineering
With the majority of the world's population living along coasts, engineers must consider the effects of waves and water levels, and sometimes ice, when designing coastal infrastructure facilities. These natural forces can cause operational and safety issues, as well as structural damage, with the potential for significant financial consequences. When Baird & Associates (Baird) approached the National Research Council (NRC) in 2004 to undertake physical modeling for a port in Fort Dauphin, Madagascar to assess these risks, the NRC team was up for the challenge.
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- Ottawa, Ontario

Research Centre: Energy, Mining and Environment
Industry: Energy and natural resources
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- Ottawa, Ontario

Research Centre: Ocean, Coastal and River Engineering
Pressured ice conditions arise when environmental forces cause the convergence of ice, creating dangerous build-ups. This pressured ice an have seriously adverse effects on ships causing them to be stranded in harsh climates and increasing the safety risks to the crew aboard. Until 2011, no reliable method was available to predict these dangerous regions making it extremely difficult to navigate through ice-covered waters. Depending on the severity of ice conditions, a vessel affected by pressured ice can be beset between a few hours to a couple of weeks.