Igloolik

Igloolik is located on a small island in Foxe Basin, just off Melville Peninsula on the mainland of Nunavut. Although Igloolik (Population approx. 1700) is part of the Qikiqtani or Baffin region, there exists a mix of Inuit cultural traditions from each of the three regions.

Igloolik is a community that balances modern living with a traditional way of life, as illustrated in Atanarjuat, the award-winning movie based on traditional legend.

Projects

Mercury (Hg) is a toxic heavy metal that changes into various chemical forms through geochemical processes. It is an element that occurs naturally in the environment but with industrialization, humans have altered its cycle by adding more mercury in the water, air, and soil.

A multi-community project studying the changing conditions of frozen ground to depths of 15 metres.

Many northern ecosystems are undergoing major shifts related to climate change.

A territory-wide program focusing on advancing climate change adaptation knowledge and decision-making  on resource development in Nunavut.

The Geological Survey of Canada has developed a summary database and map of recent permafrost temperatures for Nunavut Canada. The database includes publicly available information from over 100 boreholes.

Addressing climate change and identifying approaches for supporting current and future climate change adaptation projects across the Canadian Arctic.

This course informs government staff of climate change impacts and how to incorporate climate change into deision-making across all government sectors.

What do your elders and community leaders in Nunavut have to say about changing climate conditions over the years? Do you have images of your region that show the effects of climate change? Submit a community report and add your contribution to our store of knowledge.

The Nunavut Climate Change Partnership (NCCP) was a collaborative partnership between the Government of Nunavut, Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada, and Natural Reosurces Canada to build capacity for community-level adaptation planning.

Climate warming is driving a rapid transformation of polar ecosystems, and we urgently need to study the vulnerability of seafloor biodiversity to changes that are already underway.

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