Canadian Network for Aquatic Ecosystem Services

The NSERC Canadian Network for Aquatic Ecosystem Services (CNAES) is a five-year Strategic Network funded by NSERC and multiple partners that began in 2012. It is a consortium of approximately 30 researchers from 11 universities, government, and industrial partners, plus many graduate students and post-doctoral researchers, that conduct research and training about aquatic ecosystems. CNAES is led by senior researchers on the Science Committee and is governed by the Board of Directors, ensuring that all stakeholders are represented and that the Network is actively moving towards achieving its research goals and objectives.


Research partner organizations include: Alberta Innovates Technology Futures, DeBeers Canada, Detour Gold, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Kongsberg Maritime, Le Ministère des Ressources naturelles et de la Faune du Québec, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, Ontario Ministry of the Environment, and NRCan – Canadian Forest Services.