Research Agreements & Partnerships

Environment Canada National Water Research Institute (NWRI) and Environment Canada - Atlantic Region

Focus: To develop a national focal point for innovation that will be the departmental lead on Cumulative Effects on Aquatic Biodiversity. From Atlantic Canada, NWRI will lead a multidisciplinary, national program that bases integrated watershed management on the principles of Cumulative Effects Assessment (CEA) research. This research network will create research linkages with the federal government, universities, the provinces and industry.
Environment Canada National Water Research Institute (NWRI)
Environment Canada

University of Prince Edward Island

Focus: To encourage the exchange of students, faculty members, research fellows and visiting scholars to facilitate inter-institutional study and research, faculty development and the sharing of joint research interests.
UPEI Biology

Laboratoire d'Ecologie, INRA, Rennes, France (both parties have agreed in principle to the agreement)

Focus: The areas of cooperation include all programs of mutual interest, especially in the areas of aquatic ecology and agricultural impacts. The agreement aims to facilitate the exchange of scientists and the promotion of joint research projects and training programs.

Conte Anadromous Fish Research Center, University of Massachusetts, USA

Focus: To encourage the exchange of graduate students carrying out joint research projects, and to facilitate inter-institutional research on river hydraulics, fish ecology, and bio telemetry. Research directed at resolving environmental problems in rivers that border the USA and Canada are of special interest to both parties.
Conte Anadromous Fish Research Center

Centre for Riverine Landscapes, Griffith University, Australia

Focus: To encourage the exchange of graduate students carrying out joint research projects, to facilitate inter-institutional research on river ecosystems, and to facilitate teaching of field courses dealing with issues of mutual interest.
Australian Rivers Institute 

New Brunswick Department of Natural Resources, NBCFWRU

Focus: The New Brunswick Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit (NBCFWRU) was created by a collaboration of DNR and UNB to provide the science in support of managing and conserving the freshwater fisheries resources of NB.

New Brunswick Department of Environment and Local Government, Letter of Cooperation

Focus: To develop a partnership with CRI and its affiliates to provide the Sciences Reporting Branch, Department of the Environment and Local Government (DELG) with information to stay abreast of emerging issues and advances in the areas of applied surface water research, and to increase scientific collaboration and technology transfer between the two agencies.


Canadian Water Network (CWN; a National Centre of Excellence)

The CWN is a major partner in the Saint John River studies, and supports several partnering studies.
Canadian Water Network (CWN)

Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO)

We are actively collaborating in several areas, including marine and estuarine EEM studies, fish mobility issues, fish community analyses, pesticide research projects, and fish bioassay development.
Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Maine, USA

We are actively collaborating on research projects related to the Saint John, Androscoggin and Aroostook Rivers, ME.
Department of Environmental Protection

Agriculture Canada

We have initiated some research partnerships on the issues of pesticide impacts on river systems, through the Potato Research Centre in Fredericton.
Agriculture Canada

Acadia University, Wolfville, NS

There are a number of initiatives linked to the Acadia Centre for Estuarine Research.
ACER - Acadia University

University of Calgary, Calgary, AB

We are actively collaborating with several key people (Lee Jackson, John Post, Ed McCauley) involved in the Alberta Ingenuity Centre for Water Research.
Alberta Tech Futures

EULA Research Center, Concepcion, Chile

We have begun discussions on collaborations with the EULA centre on research related to the BioBio River, which has extensive pulp mill and hydroelectric development, similar to the Saint John River.

Centro de Investigaciones Marinas, Universidad de La Habana, Havana, Cuba

We have a number of active collaborations with this group related to environmental assessment and monitoring of river discharge impacts on coral reefs and nearshore areas.
Centro de Investigaciones Marinas