Natural Resources and Energy
Federal S&T Community Secretariat
Map of Outcomes and Activities
The Secretariat requested NIVA's assistance to develop a plain-language version of the Federal S&T Map of Outcomes and Activities, which outlines how Canada's federal S&T departments and agencies are working together to develop solutions to national challenges. NIVA also developed the Oceans Science Case Study, a comprehensive report of Canada's federal ocean science activities across the environment, energy, health, economy, security, and defence domains.
Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Canadian Hydrographic Service
CHS Online Information Library
NIVA designed and developed an online library that assists marine cartographers in the task of producing electronic navigation charts. The site was the first of its kind globally and contains over 10,000 hyperlinks to more than 5,000 pages and graphic images. NIVA also developed a process by which site authors can easily update files via the Internet.
Forest Products Association of Canada
Biopathways II Executive Summaries
NIVA developed a series of executive summaries, based on comprehensive research reports associated with the Biopathways II initiative. Summaries were written on such diverse topics as the future of the Canadian forest industry, carbon footprints, and the value proposition for cross-laminated timber.
Strategy for Genomics in Manitoba
NIVA was engaged by Genome Prairie to identify areas of strength and priority for the Manitoba genomics research community. The community includes stakeholders such as Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives; Science, Technology, Energy, and Mines; the University of Manitoba; Manitoba Health Research Council; Institute of Cell Biology; Agri-Food and Rural Development; Manitoba Agri-Health Research Network; and Genome Prairie. NIVA conducted research through the review of resource documents, stakeholder interviews, and analyzed resulting information. Based on this research, NIVA synthesized a strategy document and developed overviews of three focus areas to supplement the strategy.
Natural Resources Canada
GeoConnections Annual Report
NIVA produced the GeoConnections annual report for two successive years, highlighting activities and impacts for 2008-09 and 2009-10. The report includes summaries of activities in four program areas, and the results from a user survey that we implemented and analyzed. We also developed a series of success stories for the reports, describing global information systems applications in the areas of public safety and security, public health, environmental and sustainable development, and matters of importance to Aboriginal people.
Natural Resources Canada
Success Stories in Energy Technology Commercialization
NIVA worked with researchers and subject-matter experts to write a series of articles on technologies that have been successfully implemented for industry and community-based requirements. The articles were written according to the tone and style of Scientific American.
Natural Resources Canada, Technology and Innovation R&D Initiative
To highlight the contributions of climate change researchers in helping Canada demonstrate the impact of S&T investment to Canadians, NIVA developed a summary report. This initiative included nine funding programs and targeted five technology areas: cleaner fossil fuels; advanced end-use efficiency; decentralized energy production; biotechnology; and the hydrogen economy.
Privy Council Office
Smart Regulation Communications Support
NIVA provided communications planning and writing and editing services in support of the federal Smart Regulation initiative to renew Canada's regulatory system. We developed a communications strategy, tactical communications plan, and various vehicles, including a Report on Actions and Plans, a press release, speech modules, and a Q&A document.