Sub-program 2.3.5

Earth Observations for Responsible Development of Natural Resources


Efficient and effective regulatory frameworks are the key to ensure responsible development of natural resources. One challenge to such regulatory frameworks is the availability of sufficient environmental information and the associated tools that depict the baseline conditions of valuable environmental components (lands, water and vegetation), the cumulative effect of resource development, and the potential effect of mitigation options. The Earth Observation for Responsible Development of Natural Resources Sub-program provides satellite Earth observation and geospatial layers that are a fundamental source of information for regulatory frameworks. The Sub-program’s focus is on the oilsands region as well as other oil/gas concentrated regions in Canada, including the North.

Non-Financial Performance Information
Expected Result Performance Indicators Targets
Governments, regulatory bodies and industry have access to sound Earth observation scientific information (i.e., value-added datasets and publications) to support responsible resource development Number of attributions (i.e., value-added datasets and scientific publications) using NRCan Earth observation scientific information 5 by March 31, 2014
Financial Performance Information ($ thousands)
Planned Spending Main Estimates
22,255 22,255