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CRTI projects

The CRTI (chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear, CBRN, Research and Technology Initiative) was launched in May 2002 as the federal science community's response to providing science solutions to CBRN terrorist threats.

CRTI projects

  1. Involvement of CMC's EER Division in CRTI projects
  2. Current CRTI projects
  3. Proposed CRTI projects
  4. Completed CRTI projects

R&D work related with the improvements of the lagrangian dispersion model

  1. Inclusion of the lagrangian model results in ARGOS (a response and impacts evaluation tool used by Health Canada)
  2. Participation to the Canadian Health Integrated Response Platform (CHIRP): combining information from ARGOS (Health Canada) and the Canadian Network for Public Health Intelligence (CNPHI) to allow a rapid detection of developing epidemics
  3. Validation of propagation scenarios for viruses in the air with lagrangian model (in support to work within the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)
  4. Quantifying wet deposition from precipitation (type and amount); use of radar data in real time and inclusion of parameterisations within the lagrangian model
  5. Participation on a project to study Radiological Dispersion Devices (RDD's)
  6. Study on the issue of surface re-suspension in radiological releases
  7. Dispersion of CBRN material in complex urban environment flows
  8. Project for a interoperability framework in the context of the 2010 Vancouver Olympics

Current CRTI projects

  1. CRTI 02 0093RD - "Advanced Emergency Response System for CBRN Hazard Prediction and Assessment for the Urban Environment"
    EC-MSC is the lead; Federal partners are DND DRDC Suffield, Health Canada Radiation Protection Bureau, Atomic Energy Canada Limited (Chalk River); Academic partners are the University of Waterloo and University of Alberta.
  2. CRTI 02 0041RD - "Real-Time Determination of Area of Influence of CBRN Releases"
    HC RPB lead; Federal partners EC-MSC, AECL; Academic partners York and McGill universities.
  3. CRTI 03 0018RD - "Experimental Characterization of Risk for Radiological Dispersal Devices (RDDs)"
    DND DRDC Ottawa lead; Federal partners DRDC Valcartier, HC RPB, EC CMC; Academic partners RMC Kingston, UOIT, Carleton, UBC.
  4. CRTI 04 0127TD - "CHIRP - Canadian Health Integrated Response Platform"
    Public Health Agency of Canada lead; Federal partner EC-MSC; Health Canada Radiation Protection Bureau.
  5. CRTI-05-0014RTD - "Experimental and Theoretical Development of a Resuspension Database to Assist Decision Makers during a RDD Event"
    DRDC-Ottawa(lead), DRDC-Valcartier, DRDC-Suffield, Carleton University, Health Canada/RPB, EC/CMC.
  6. CRTI-05-0058TD - "Unified Interoperability Solution set to Support CONOPS Framework Development - Municipal-Provincial-Federal Collaboration to CBRN Response"

Proposed new CRTI projects

  1. CRTI-06-0198TD - "Towards an Operational Urban Modeling System for CBRN Emergency Response and Preparedness"
    EC-MSC is the lead; Federal partners are DND DRDC Suffield,DND-CFB-Halifax, Health Canada Radiation Protection Bureau, Academic partners U of Waterloo and U of Alberta.
  2. CRTI-06-0163TD - "Real-Time Collaboration Enhancement for the ARGOS RN Risk Assessment System"
    HC RPB lead, Federal partners EC-MSC, Dbx Geomatics Inc., TGIS Technologies inc., Neolore Networks inc.

Completed CRTI projects

  1. CRTI-01-0080TA - "Information Management and Decision Support System for Radiological-Nuclear (RN) Hazard Preparedness & Response"
    HC Radiation Protection Bureau lead; Federal partner EC-MSC; Academic partners U of Alberta; Private partners Prolog development Centre.
  2. CRTI-02-0066RD - "Development of simulation programs to prepare against and manage outbreaks of highly contagious diseases of animals"
    CFIA lead; Federal partners EC-MSC, Ag Can; Academic partners Guelph university, Colorado State University.