Arctic program

With burgeoning industries such as mining, tourism, commercial fishing and oil and gas, Canada's Arctic is full of opportunities and huge engineering challenges surrounding environmentally safe and sustainable economic development. In response, the Arctic program develops technologies that will ensure the sustainable and low-impact development of the North while also increasing the quality of life for Northerners through more reliable and relevant infrastructure.

By partnering with the northern shipping and mining industries, as well as with government regulators and operators, the program develops technologies that will result in safer and more efficient shipping operations in ice-covered waters. The Arctic program also works to improve petroleum development by optimizing ice management, investigating ice loads on offshore structure, developing oil spill solutions and improving the performance of life-saving appliances (LSA) in extreme and remote environments.


Collaborate with us

Collaborate with us on strategic research projects to help de-risk your innovative ideas, reduce your start-up costs and accelerate your commercial development timelines.


If you're interested in partnering with NRC to collaborate on research and development in support of our Arctic initiative, please contact:

Mark Murphy, Portfolio Business Advisor
Telephone: 709-772-2105

Online request form

Submit an online request for information about our programs and services.

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Targeted industries

Oil & gas, transportation, government, marine safety, construction


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