Investigating a Knowledge Exchange Network for the Reclamation Community [report]

Alberta Innovates – Technology Futures
i Oil Sands Research and Information Network OSRIN is a university-based, independent organization that compiles, interprets and analyses available information about returning landscapes and water impacted by oil sands mining to a natural state and provides knowledge to those who can use it to drive breakthrough improvements in reclamation regulations and practices. OSRIN is a project of the University of Alberta's School of Energy and the Environment (SEE). OSRIN was launched with a start-up
more » ... ant of $4.5 million from Alberta Environment and a $250,000 grant from the Canada School of Energy and Environment Ltd. OSRIN provides:  Governments with the independent, objective, and credible information and analysis required to put appropriate regulatory and policy frameworks in place  Media, opinion leaders and the general public with the facts about oil sands development, its environmental and social impacts, and landscape/water reclamation activitiesso that public dialogue and policy is informed by solid evidence  Industry with ready access to an integrated view of research that will help them make and execute reclamation plansa view that crosses disciplines and organizational boundaries OSRIN recognizes that much research has been done in these areas by a variety of players over 40 years of oil sands development. OSRIN synthesizes this collective knowledge and presents it in a form that allows others to use it to solve pressing problems. Where we identify knowledge gaps, we seek research partners to help fill them. Citation This report may be cited as: Alberta Innovates -Technology Futures, 2012. Investigating a Knowledge Exchange Network for the Reclamation Community.
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