Research

Project Summary Submission GuidelinesThis section includes research initiatives, databases, resources and a listing of ongoing and completed projects related to Climate Change in Nunavut.

If you have conducted climate change research in Nunavut that you would like to publish on this site, please download the Project Summary Submission Guidelines.

 

Add To Your Community's IQ

What do your elders and community leaders have to say about changing conditions over the years? Record their wisdom and observations about climate change and pass it on to us. You'll help spread the word about climate change and add to the store of traditional knowledge!

  

Research Initiatives

ArcticNet Integrated Regional Impact Studies (IRIS)

ArcticNet brings together scientists and manager with their partners from Inuit organizations, northern communities, federal and provincial agencies and the private sector to study the impacts of climate change in the coastal Canadian Arctic.

ArcticNet Publications Database

The ArcticNet Publications Database describes 1600 publications from ArcticNet, 322 publications from the Canadian Arctic Shelf Exchange Study (CASES) and 207 publications from the International North Water Polynya Study (NOW). 

Nunavut Regional Adaptation Collaborative

A territory-wide program focusing on advancing adaptation knowledge and decision-making abilities with regard to Nunavut's mining sector. 

Pan-Territorial Adaptation Initiatives

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

Research Resources

Researchers' FAQ

Conducting research in Nunavut? Be sure to check out the Research Licencing tab at the Nunavut Research Institute's website. It has information on the licencing process, frequently asked questions, and some great resources for helping you to apply for licences.

Literature Review Map

A geographically organized compendium of current Climate Change research literature regarding the Canadian North.

Nunavut Research Institute Licensing Compendium 

Visit the Nunavut Research Institute's website to see summaries of past research being done in Nunavut. Note: not all projects relate specifically to climate change. Click below for the most recent years! Inuktitut versions will follow soon.

2012 Compendium

2011 Compendium

Community Research Projects

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Project Titlesort descending Project Categories Post Date Summary
A Map and Summary Database of Permafrost Temperatures in Nunavut, Canada Landscape, Permafrost, Resource Development, Temperature, Terrestrial Environment 08-12-2013

The Geological Survey of Canada has developed a summary database and map of recent permafrost temperatures for Nunavut Canada.

A Summary of MethylMercury and Climate Change Research in Nunavut Aquatic Environment, Food Security, Health & Disease, Sea Ice & Ice, Watershed, Weather & Precipitation 06-27-2016

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.

Add To Your Community's IQ IQ, Traditional Activities 02-28-2012

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.

Apex River Project Watershed 05-12-2015

Water sources and change for the Apex River, Iqaluit: We started this research project studying the Apex River in 2013 to determine how the river h

ArcticNet Integrated Regional Impact Studies (IRIS) Animals, Aquatic Environment, Energy, Food Security, Health & Disease, Heritage, IQ, Landscape, Permafrost, Plants, Resource Development, Sea Ice & Ice, Sea Level, Security & Safety, Temperature, Terrestrial Environment, Tourism, Traditional Activities, Transportation, Watershed, Weather & Precipitation 03-16-2012

ArcticNet brings together scientists and managers with their partners from Inuit organizations, northern communities, federal and provincial agencies and the private sector to study the impacts of climate change in the coastal Canadian Arctic.

Assessing Berries to Monitor Ecological Change: a collaboration with Nunavut Arctic College's Environmental Technology Program Landscape, Permafrost, Plants, Terrestrial Environment, Traditional Activities, Weather & Precipitation 10-20-2015

Students of ETP have been contributing to a multidisciplinary study looking at vegetation response in a warming Arctic context, with a focus on ber

Building Capacity to Monitor the Risk of Climate Change on Water Quality and Human Health: A Two Year Journey Expanding Community-Based Leadership in Pond Inlet Aquatic Environment, Health & Disease, Watershed 01-06-2016

A community project in Pond Inlet. We are a group of 3 young Mittimatalirmiut and we wish to research water quality and develop more skills in research! Access to healthy water is of paramount importance for Mittimatalirmiut. Water is important to keep us alive, sturdy and healthy; and bad water can be harmful for our people- our beloved elders, youth and infants. Water also an important cultural value to our people since many of us are going out on the land in order to provide our family with fresh water, just as our elders used to and they proudly taught us.

C-Change – Coastal Climate Adaptation Strategies Sea Level 04-09-2013

The C-Change Project is a joint funded project with SSHRC and IDRC, headquartered out of the Telfer School of Management at the University of Ottaw

Cape Bounty Arctic Watershed Observatory (CBAWO), Melville Island Aquatic Environment, Watershed 03-06-2012

To determine the impacts of climate change on terrestrial ecosystems and freshwater quality and availability in the High Arctic, we created a water-shed and landscape ecosystem observation network. 

Climate Change Adaptation for Nunavut Decision Makers Course Animals, Aquatic Environment, Energy, Food Security, Health & Disease, Heritage, IQ, Landscape, Permafrost, Plants, Resource Development, Sea Ice & Ice, Sea Level, Security & Safety, Temperature, Terrestrial Environment, Tourism, Traditional Activities, Transportation, Watershed, Weather & Precipitation 03-27-2015

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

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