In 1885 the people depicted here completed a bold and challenging federal infrastructure project that joined the young country of Canada from East to West.
Now the time has come to join our country from South to North.
This time the solution will not be a railroad, but a comprehensive suite of infrastructure projects essential to the development and protection of the North.
The mission of NORSTRAT Consulting is to put our clients into the next picture.
The Northern Strategy is extremely diverse and multi-disciplinary.
Every assignment is different and tailored to your own needs.
NORSTRAT Consulting teams with other professional subject matter experts and leading companies to meet your unique needs.
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Subject Matter Expertise
- Member of 2014 Victoria Strait Expedition
- Author of papers on Canada’s North, Northern Strategy
- Conference Papers and Presentations
- Extensive Northern travel and contacts
Northern System Development Experience
- BAPS Iceberg Tracking System
- IDIAS Sea Ice Mapping System
- MCOIN III Recognized Maritime Picture
- Radarsat II Arctic Surveillance
- AIS-Space Arctic Marine Surveillance and Tracking
- Radarsat Constellation Mission
Business Development Experience
- Over $200M in Federal Government wins
- Campaign Strategies
- Bid and Proposal Management
Project Definition Experience
- The Arctic Sub-surface Surveillance System (ARCSSS)
- Maritime Coastal Defence Vessel (MCDV)
- Joint Support Ship (JSS)
- Halifax Class Modernization / FELEX
- Arctic Offshore Patrol Ship
- PolarSat Mission
- AIS-Constellation Mission
Major Capital Project Experience
- Maritime Coastal Defence Vessel
- Radarsat II
- Radarsat Constellation Mission
NORSTRAT Consulting offers expert advice and support custom designed around Client needs.
- Provide strategic advice on your Northern Strategy campaign plan
- Provide subject matter expertise
- Answer the key question of how you can build on the Northern Strategy
- Provide Project Definition support
- Memoranda to Cabinet
- Operational requirements definition
- Procurement strategy definition
- Provide capture and bid management support
Mr. Carson has captured over $200M in related government of Canada contracts. Let that experience work for you.
- Provide Strategic Business Development process training
- Provide Project Management support
- Strategic Project Planning
- Risk Management
- Change Management
NORSTRAT Consulting Inc. serves government and industry clients with a responsibility or a goal to build an element of Canada’s Northern Strategy.
NORSTRAT Consulting Inc. is proud to be of service to the following clients:
- Aerospace & Defence Industry Association of Newfoundland & Labrador
- Airbus Defence and Space
- Aker Solutions
- Astrium SAS
- Babcock (via H+K)
- Calian (via H+K)
- Canadian Light Source (via H+K)
- General Dynamics Canada
- Hill+Knowlton Canada
- Kraken Sonar Systems
- L-3 MariPro
- L-3 MAS (via H+K)
- L-3 Ocean Systems
- MacDonald Dettwiler
- Northrop Grumman (via H+K)
- Northwestel (via H+K)
- Petroleum Research Newfoundland and Labrador
- Raytheon Canada Support Services
- Saab Technologies Canada (via H+K)
- SK Films (via H+K)
- Ultra Electronics Marine Systems
- Aerospace Review
- Canadian Coast Guard
- Canadian Space Agency (via Deloitte)
NORSTRAT delivers engineering study to Canadian Coast Guard enabling improved shipping safety on Canada’s Northwest coast.
NORSTRAT speaks at CONVERGX Calgary on the topic of emerging Northern infrastructure opportunities.
NORSTRAT conducts a marine radar coverage survey of Douglas Channel
NORSTRAT attends Ocean Innovation conference, Iqaluit
NORSTRAT meets with Canadian Coast Guard MCTS staff, Iqaluit
NORSTRAT delivers report on Arctic shipping technology roadmap to Government of Germany, Bonn
NORSTRAT presents on the topic of future Arctic shipping at Vanguard Shipping Forum, Ottawa
NORSTRAT presents at Arctic Shipping Forum, St. John’s
NORSTRAT presents at Maritime and Arctic Security and Safety Conference, St. John’s
NORSTRAT engaged to adapt military surveillance systems to solve offshore oil and gas challenges in ice infested waters
NORSTRAT attends Offshore Oil and Gas conference, St. John’s
NORSTRAT awarded Victoria Strait Medal for contributions to successful 2014 Victoria Strait Expedition that found Frankling’s ship HMS Erebus
NORSTRAT attends Nunavut at 15 Conference, Ottawa
NORSTRAT attends Northern Exposure conference
NORSTRAT organizes and presents at Maritime and Arctic Security and Safety Conference, St. John’s
NORSTRAT attends Oceans 2014 Conference, St. John’s
NORSTRAT takes part in Victoria Strait Expedition to seek and find the missing Franklin ships in Canada’s Northwest Passage.
NORSTRAT engaged (though HK Strategies) by Babcock to conduct a market size evaluation of Canadian northern RF communications opportunies.
NORSTRAT selected by Canadian Coast Guard to conduct a study of precision navigation options for a future Arctic Marine Corridor
NORSTRAT selected by Canadian Coast Guard to conduct a study of radar and surveillance systems for a future Arctic Maritime Corridor.
NORSTRAT engaged by Kraken Sonar Systems to pursue Arctic opportunities.
NORSTRAT engaged by ADIANL to help coordinate a major conference on Maritime and Arctic Security: MAS2013
“The Challenge | The Technologies | The People”
Vanguard news article The Perilous Route to Nanisivik
Nov 30, 2012
NORSTRAT presents at the ADIANL Maritime and Arctic Security Workshop MAS2012 in St. John’s NL.
NORSTRAT attends DEFSEC in Halifax
NORSTRAT engaged by Industry Canada to contribute to the Aerospace Review. See Canada’s Space Sector: The Essential Enabler of Canada’s Northern Strategy
June 6, 2012
NORSTRAT invited to speak at GDC Edge Innovation Centre – Arctic Sovereignty Leadership Discussion
June 1, 2012
NORSTRAT attends the Naval Association of Canada conference in Ottawa on behalf of client
May 30-31, 2012
NORSTRAT attends CANSEC in Ottawa along with clients
April 23-25, 2012
NORSTRAT attends international Polar Year conference in Montreal with clients
April 3, 2012
NORSTRAT presents Canada’s Northern Strategy opportunities to Finnish marine and Artic industry in Turku, Finland
Vanguard News Article: What’s Next for Canada’s Northern Strategy?
Febuary 1-3, 2012
NORSTRAT attends Northern Lights 2012 conference in Ottawa with clients
See article by Lee Carson in Vanguard Magazine: What’s Next for Canada’s Northern Strategy?
Canadian Government Executive Article: Northern Light
In the summer of 2014, the President of NORSTRAT Consulting had the privilege of sailing the North West Passage for a second time, this time as a mission crew-member on the Victoria Strait Expedition searching for Franklin’s ships.
Despite several challenges, including persistent sea ice, uncharted waters, and the bringing together the different goals and constraints of Government, industry and academic team members, we were successful in discovering the HMS Erebus.
“The reason the voyage was so special for me was that it brought into focus 30 years of Arctic systems engineering experience. It’s one thing to design and build sea ice mapping systems, route survey systems, maritime domain awareness systems. It’s quite another to try and make those systems work for you on a challenging mission in the waters of the Northwest Passage.”
– Lee Carson