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Multi-Partner Research Initiative

Natural Resources Canada is now accepting project proposals for the Multi-Partner Research Initiative.

The Multi-Partner Research Initiative (MPRI) will provide $30.3 million over 5 years to draw upon the expertise and experience of oil spill experts in Canada and abroad. The MPRI is part of the Oceans Protection Plan, which was first launched in 2016 and renewed in 2022. Prior to 2022, the MPRI was led by Fisheries and Oceans Canada, but has since been transferred to Natural Resources Canada.

Our goal

We aim to improve oil spill response protocols and inform decisions that minimize the environmental impacts of oil spills.

How we get there

The MPRI supports collaboration among leading experts to identify research gaps and priorities, improve our understanding of oil spills in the offshore, as well as coastal and onshore environments. Activities under the initiative also aim to increase knowledge about the impact of spills on organisms, develop new technologies and protocols for clean-up, and support science-based decisions that minimize impacts to the environment and habitat recovery.

Under the MPRI, we collaborate with Indigenous and coastal communities, regulatory agencies, response organizations, and oil spill experts from government, industry, and academia.

Learn more about NRCan’s Multi-Partner Research Initiative and future collaborations at CanmetENERY Devon.

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