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Researchers Tapping into global expertise – The Helmholtz-Alberta Initiative ACRRE researchers are tapping into scientific capacity and expertise across the globe through the Helmholtz-Alberta Initiative (HAI). HAI is a collaboration between the University of Alberta and four German Research Institutes, and is an example of the type of international network of researchers that ACRRE strives to achieve. The goal is to provide knowledge, innovative technologies and system solutions that will enable environmentally sound and energyefficient development of fossil fuels and renewable resources.

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After only three years, this collaboration has many achievements:

• Scientific protocols and techniques developed in Germany have been shared with Canadian students

• An annual science forum has facilitated knowledge sharing between Canada and Germany

• ACRRE researchers have had the opportunity to train graduate students residing in Germany Through opportunities like HAI, ACRRE will continue to build international teams and leverage global expertise for the advancement of reclamation and restoration ecology.

• Graduate student funding is fueling the scientific endeavors of ACRRE researchers and training the next generation of reclamation experts • Students and faculty have been exposed to both Canadian and German land reclamation practices

ALBERTA CENTRE FOR RECLAMATION AND RESTORATION ECOLOGY (ACRRE)

ACRRE - Building on Diverse Expertise  

The proposed Alberta Centre for Reclamation and Restoration Ecology – ACRRE – aims to build on the diverse expertise of University of Albert...

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