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Alberta Innovates, Silvacom Launch BRIMS To Support Alberta’s Bioeconomy
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By Lauren M. Graham, Ph.D.

On January 25, 2018, Alberta Innovates announced the launch of the Bio-Resource Information Management System (BRIMS), which was developed in conjunction with Silvacom Ltd.  BRIMS is a publicly available data and information management system that collates inventories from forestry, agriculture, and municipality sectors to create a centralized, comprehensive spatial warehouse of biomass, ecosystem services, and land-use data.  Silvacom and Alberta Innovates designed the system with data partnerships from the Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute (ABMI) and the Agriculture Financial Services Corporation (AFSC).  BRIMS is intended to advance the bioeconomy in Alberta by informing bio-resource management and investment decisions.