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New Technology To Improve Monitoring Of Northern Climate

by NationTalk on September 30, 2009327 Views

September 30, 2009

NOHFC logo McGuinty Government Supporting Innovation And Economic Development In The NorthNEWS

A Sudbury company, Symboticware, is developing unique technology to monitor the environment in harsh settings including freezing temperatures.

This new technology will collect real-time data on climate, air and water qualities in arctic and remote Northern Ontario locations. The monitoring devices provide a cost-effective way for users to obtain statistics and help make better-informed decisions.

The project is supported by the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC).

QUOTES

“I am very pleased that our support is helping Symboticware undertake this innovative research in Sudbury and position the company as a future leader in specialized technology applications.”
- Rick Bartolucci, MPP for Sudbury

“Our government is committed to investing in emerging technologies that will help diversify the northern economy and create new jobs.”
- Michael Gravelle, Minister of Northern Development, Mines and Forestry and Chair of the NOHFC.

QUICK FACTS

• The NOHFC is providing $50,000 to this initiative through its Emerging Technology Program.

• This investment is part of Ontario’s five point economic plan which includes a $1-billion commitment to support innovation across the province.

LEARN MORE

• Read about Symboticware
• Find out about the NOHFC’s programs
• Review Ontario’s climate change action plan

Anne-Marie Flanagan, Minister’s Office, 416-327-0655
Michel Lavoie, Communications Branch, 705-564-7125

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