University of Guelph
The University of Guelph is known for its innovative research and student
learning in a variety of different fields: water, food, environment, animal and human health, etc. The university
focuses on creating a sense of responsibility to confront global issues within its community.
Computing Research Laboratory for the Environment(CRLE), University of Guelph specializes in computer science
which is used to understand and provide a solution to environmental problems. They assist in capacity building,
research review and symposium organization on Environmental Information Sciences with possible adaptation by the
Lake Winnipeg Basin Initiative Information Portal.
CLRE has created applications of up-to-date technologies on computing and information sciences to environmental
problems. Examples include development of artificial neural network software to fill data gaps, artificial
intelligence methods for acid rain integrated assessment models, probabilistic network model approximation for
multi-model integration for watershed studies, and the automation of land-use scenario and map generation for
integrated land-lake modelling studies. It has also conducted research on automating the calibration and the
uncertainty estimation in integrative environmental models for land-lake systems, using of genetic algorithms,
parallel computing, distributed computer networks and servers, common and interoperable data formats for
environmental data and models using computer networks.