Friday, 01 November 2019 13:38

Marine RD&D Request for Proposals (RFP)

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The Transport Canada, Innovation Centre, Marine Research, Development and Demonstration (RD&D) group is issuing a request for proposals (RFP) on on November 8, 2019 to further research to enhance the safety, security, efficiency, and environmental performance of Canada's marine transportation system.This RFP will solicit research, testing, demonstration and deployment projects that will contribute to advancing Transport Canada's research goals under two core streams:

  1. Marine Mammal Protection: to accelerate the deployment of vessel designs and technologies that mitigate the impact of vessel-sourced underwater radiated noise on marine species, and; Improve the detection of marine mammals to reduce the risk of acoustical and physical disturbances.
  2. Clean Marine: to decrease greenhouse gas (GHG) and criteria air contaminant (CAC) emissions from Canadian vessels through efficiency improvements and/or conducting fundamental research and validation of clean technologies or design changes.

Transport Canada anticipates contracting up to $21.1M under both streams for projects over the next four years. Should you wish to learn more about the Innovation Centre's Marine RD&D group or the RFP process, we will be hosting an information workshop on Tuesday, November 12 (08:30 AM - 11:30 AM PST) at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, BC.  A webex option is available.  Register via Eventbrite before November 7th. 


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