LOOKNorth’s initial five-year, $15 million suite of programs focuses on:
Identifying and assessing information needs and technology gaps by sector (principally oil & gas, mining, hydro-electric and transportation) and project phase (evaluation, permitting, exploration, development and transportation);
Facilitating information sharing amongst stakeholders in northern development (including industry, government, academia and Northern peoples and communities) through workshops and forums, particularly on the applicability and use of monitoring technologies for data collection in support of decision-making;
Developing business cases and co-funding technology validation projects as a precursor to long-term implementation;
Guiding R&D and technology commercialization activity where gaps currently exist.