SNOLAB is an epicentre of global deep underground science and discovery, located 2 kilometres below the Earth’s surface in the operational Vale Creighton nickel mine near Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. One of the deepest, cleanest underground laboratories in the world, with an experienced and skilled support staff, SNOLAB is an expansion of the existing facilities constructed for the Nobel Prize-winning Sudbury Neutrino Observatory (SNO) solar neutrino experiment.
The elements that make SNOLAB unique enable a world-class science programme currently focused on neutrino and dark matter investigations but expanding to include a broader science base – and it is attracting internationally renowned scientists and experiments from across Canada and around the world.
SNOLAB has established a bold vision: to be an internationally recognized laboratory and partner of choice for deep underground science, delivering world-class research, scientific discovery and benefits to Canada and her global partners, by facilitating national and international access to its unique capabilities, facilities and expertise.
This Strategic Plan and accompanying Implementation Plan for 2017 to 2022 outlines how SNOLAB will work closely and collaboratively with the research community to build on the scientific, technical and operational accomplishments achieved to date, and further realize these goals. It builds directly on guidance, feedback and recommendations from a Strategic Planning Committee established by SNOLAB, comprising members of its community.
Our research community drives our actions, decisions and priorities.