Final Report 06EO – Situational Information for Enabling Development of Northern Awareness (SEDNA)


  1. Isenor, A.W.
  2. Lapinski, A.-L.S.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research and Development Canada, Atlantic Research Centre, Halifax NS (CAN)
The project, entitled Situational Information for Enabling Development of Northern Awareness (SEDNA), examined information sources of relevance to the Canadian north, and the exploitation of these sources to support Maritime Domain Awareness (MDA). The project explored data collection in the Canadian north and ex-filtration methods to move the information to a shore facility. The ashore storage of the information was also considered through the development of a geospatial system built from open-source technologies. The system now contains global MDA-related information that supports numerous research activities as well as advice and data delivery to Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) clients. The building of partnerships also represented a significant component of the project. Collaboration with United States researchers pushed forward the concept of semantic mediation among diverse information vocabularies, while Canadian MDA partners both internal and external to DND were formed with the goal of better exploitation of partner information sources relevant to the north. Finally, the combining of northern information sources was explored to leverage the synergies of northern sources. These project investigations have provided the CAF with immediate and direct delivery of advice and data for current CAF activities, and with longer term research that will empower future delivery of advice to clients.

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arctic;maritime domain awareness;MDA
Report Number
DRDC-RDDC-2015-R085 — Scientific Report
Date of publication
01 Jun 2015
Number of Pages
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