Research

This 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.

 

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

Project Title Project Categories Post Datesort ascending 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.

Kangiqtugaapik (Clyde River) Weather Station Network- Silalirijiit Project Temperature, Weather & Precipitation 06-12-2013

Summary coming soon, but for now please visit http://www.clyderiverweather.org/ to access up-to-dat

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

Effects of climate change on the Arctic wildlife Animals 04-09-2013

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

Community adaptation in a changing Arctic IQ, Landscape, Permafrost, Sea Ice & Ice 04-09-2013

Communities across the Canadian Arctic are exposed and sensitive to changes in social, political, cultural environmental and economic

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.

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. 

Sea Ice of the Arctic Aquatic Environment, Sea Ice & Ice 03-06-2012

This project brings together key sea ice researchers to examine the processes that cause the observed changes in sea ice dynamic and thermodynamic processes, snow cover, and physical coupling across the ocean-sea ice-atmosphere (OSA) interface.

Past and present changes to the ocean and sea-ice in the Arctic Archipelago Aquatic Environment, Sea Ice & Ice, Sea Level 03-06-2012

The goal of this project is to provide the modelling framework for future impact studies on the Canadian Arctic Archipelago’s pack ice, oceanography and marine food web.

Climate change and commercial shipping development in the Arctic Resource Development, Transportation 03-06-2012

To what extent will shipping develop in the Northwest and Northeast Passages, and with what kind of shipping: will it be transit shipping, fishing, tourism, transportation induced by natural resources mining?