Strategic Research Partnerships

The NSERC CHONe II Strategic Research Program is developing new conservation strategies for Canada’s changing oceans by partnering Canadian university researchers and government scientists. Major funding is provided by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) in partnership with Fisheries and Oceans Canada and other government agencies; INREST (representing the Port of Sept-Îles and City of Sept-Îles); and ENGOs.

CHONe brings together 39 researchers from 11 universities, one community college, and multiple federal research labs from coast to coast in Canada.

Network Governance Structure

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors (BoD) provides overall scientific and fiduciary leadership to the Network. It makes decisions on the research program (including the addition of new projects and partners/strategic alliances) based on recommendations from the Science Advisory Committee. The BoD is also responsible for CHONe II’s compliance with relevant NSERC, government, and university policies and communication of research results to the research community, policy makers, and the general public.

Science Advisory Committee

The Science Advisory Committee (SAC) provides direct oversight of research activities. The SAC monitors the progress of research projects and makes recommendations to the BoD regarding allocation of research funding and any changes to the strategic direction of the research program. Science Advisory Committee.