You have initiated an action that has increased the visibility and impact of your Sentinel North project beyond the scientific community? You could be eligible to the Knowledge Mobilization Excellence Awards, worth a total of $1500!
The deadline for applications is October 16, 2023, 11:59 a.m. EST.
Sentinel North teams are committed to transforming the knowledge generated within their projects into active use for the common good of society. Sharing results with knowledge users, including stakeholders, decision-makers and community members, ensures that research translates into real and lasting impacts.
More and more, knowledge mobilization (KM) is becoming a key dimension of research. This page aims to inform and provide teams with resources to facilitate the transformation of data and knowledge into actions leading to real and lasting impacts for society.
KM, the link between research and its impact
The Knowledge Mobilization Excellence Awards recognizes initiatives by students, postdoctoral fellows and research professionals from Sentinel North's community whose knowledge mobilization activities have had an impact outside the scientific community.
More specifically, the aim of this award is to highlight the potential impact of Sentinel North's research, and to encourage research teams to make efforts to promote research results to potential users outside the academic community.
Perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) have been the subject of numerous research studies in recent years. These efforts are now leading to concrete actions, as these synthetic compounds are currently being targeted by several national and international decision-making bodies due to the risks they pose to humans and the environment.
Advanced Field School in Computational Ecology: bringing Arctic biodiversity research to a new level
With a unique hands-on, practical approach, the Advanced Field School in Computational Ecology proposes to leverage and experiment with cutting-edge technologies that can help bring Arctic biodiversity research to a new level.
QikIce 2023 : Towards an understanding of the light and ice interaction with novel sea-ice endoscopes
During the Arctic spring, the availability of light is the main limiting factor for the growth of in-ice, under-ice, and open water algae blooms. In winter, most of the sunlight gets backscattered by the snow to the atmosphere, giving the sparkling white color to the region. As spring approaches, the snow becomes thinner and moister, allowing more light to reach the underlying ice. While measuring the amount of light is relatively easy, understanding the radiative transfer process that occurs inside the ice is challenging.