In addition to serving the community of today's users, CFHT is constantly involved in developing new projects and getting prepared to welcome the instrumentation for tomorrow's astronomy.
SPIRou is a cross-dispersed echelle spectrograph and polarimeter covering the near-infrared domain
up to the K band with a resolution over 70,000. It is designed to provide radial velocity determinations
with a 1m/s accuracy.
SPIRou just passed its final design review in April 2014 and starts construction, as a Guest Instrument at CFHT. The international SPIRou consortium is led by LATT/IRAP in Toulouse, France (PI: J.-F. Donati).
OPERA is the Open-source Pipeline for ESPaDOnS Reduction and Analysis. The project page is here and the software can be downloaded from Sourceforge here. It is in a stage of optimization and validation (February 2015).
The Maunakea Spectroscopic Explorer is a proposed upgrade of CFHT into a 10m-class dedicated spectroscopic facility. Full details can be found at http://mse.cfht.hawaii.edu