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

 

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- Montréal, Quebec

Research Centre: Industrial Research Assistance Program
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- Ottawa, Ontario

Research Centre: Energy, Mining and Environment
Industry: Energy and natural resources
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- Cayenne, French Guiana

Research Centre: Aerospace
Industry: Aerospace Manufacturing, Robotics & Automation, Robotics
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- St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador

Research Centre: Ocean, Coastal and River Engineering
After four long-range patrol submarines crossed the ocean from Britain's Royal Navy to join the fleet of the Royal Canadian Navy, they were renamed HMCS Victoria, Windsor, Chicoutimi and Corner Brook. These Victoria Class submarines have since been equipped with new systems that are essential to their ongoing operation and will include a state-of-the-art autopilot control system designed and developed in Canada.
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- Ottawa, Ontario

Research Centre: Human Health Therapeutics
The inner workings of the human brain hold mysteries that continue to challenge medical researchers and scientists around the world. One such mystery is determining how to delay the progression of brain diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and Parkinson’s. Now an important Canadian research breakthrough may have found the key to slowing their spread.
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- Shippagan Gully, New Brunswick

Research Centre: Ocean, Coastal and River Engineering
Acknowledging the value of Shippagan Gully to the economy, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) initiated a project to find the best way to improve the navigation conditions in the channel. But before any infrastructure building could begin, they needed to assess the impact that any new structures would have on wave and current activity. To do so, they turned to engineers at Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC), researchers from the University of Ottawa and technical experts from the National Research Council (NRC) for help.
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- Ottawa, Ontario

Research Centre: Aerospace
For many years, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have been used for security and defence, search and rescue and for the surveying and mapping of remote areas. As the demand for their application soars, so too will the need for increasingly complex control systems, navigation equipment and communication technologies to keep them in the air and on course.
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- Halifax, Nova Scotia

Research Centre: Industrial Research Assistance Program
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- Winnipeg, Manitoba

Research Centre: Ocean, Coastal and River Engineering
One of Canada’s most vulnerable waterways is the Red-Assiniboine Basin where storms and spring flooding send a great number of agricultural pollutants into Lake Winnipeg, the area’s largest fresh-water resource. The resulting nutrient runoff acts like fertilizer, feeding microscopic algae which multiply rapidly and which create an “algal bloom” that depletes the oxygen in the water, increases water toxicity and puts fish, wildlife and people at risk of consuming these toxins.