C.B. University to study waterways |
SYDNEY - A research grant for Cape Breton University will create a laboratory to
study the long-term health of the island's estuaries and waterways.
Cape Breton University said Friday that development of an estuary assessment
laboratory will be headed by K. Martha Jones, an assistant professor of biology
at the university.
Her main focus of research will be the effectiveness of remediation work at the
Muggah Creek watershed, including the Sydney tar ponds site.
Her colleague Jeffery (Hong) Nie of the engineering department will research and
develop a wireless sensor used in the offshore petroleum sector.
The Canada Foundation for Innovation will contribute $113,977, and the grant
will be matched by other sources. The total project cost is $285,000.