Community Research Projects
|Project Title||Project Categories||Post Date||Summary|
|Industrial development and Arctic communities: environmental and social change||Resource Development, Terrestrial Environment, Traditional Activities||03-06-2012||
This project will explore the cultural, economic and environmental impacts of mineral exploration and development on four Arctic communities.
|Impact of climate change on the life of the Arctic Ocean floor||Animals, Aquatic Environment, Traditional Activities||03-06-2012||
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.
|The emerging Arctic security environment||Security & Safety||03-06-2012||
Our project examines the fundamental questions: what is Arctic security? What should policy makers anticipate that the circumpolar world will look like in the future, given the various forces that are now transforming this region?
|Impacts of climate change for the marine Arctic||Animals, Aquatic Environment, Sea Ice & Ice, Terrestrial Environment||03-06-2012||
Some implications of climate change for the marine Arctic ecosystem are fairly intuitive. For instance, polar bears and ringed seals are bound to be negatively impacted by the loss of ice that provides the physical platform for their hunting and reproduction. Other consequences are less obvious.
|Climate change and food security in regional Inuit centers||Food Security||03-06-2012||
Using in-depth case studies, this project will identify and characterize the vulnerability of food systems in four regional Inuit centers (RIC) (Iqaluit, Arviat, Inuvik and Kuujjuak) to climate change as a basis for identifying adaptation entry points.
|Instability of coastal landscapes in Arctic communities and regions||Security & Safety, Terrestrial Environment, Weather & Precipitation||03-06-2012||
Seasonal changes in the northern landscape, together with extreme weather events, can create instability and hazards, including flooding, landslides, thaw failure and subsidence, coastal ice push, storm surges, and coastal erosion. Our project team is measuring both the drivers of change and the effects of instability in community landscapes at selected sites across the Arctic.
|Effects of climate change on carbon exchange dynamics in the Arctic||Terrestrial Environment||03-06-2012||
A study of the absorption and release of carbon dioxide by the Arctic Ocean.
|Research on Arctic marine mammals||Animals, Aquatic Environment, Traditional Activities||03-06-2012||
Research on Arctic marine mammals via the collection of detailed empirical information throughout Canadian Arctic marine ecosystems, using a variety of methods including both scientific and local knowledge.
|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.
|Pan-Territorial Adaptation Initiatives||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||02-17-2012||
Addressing climate change and identifying approaches for supporting current and future climate change adaptation projects across the Canadian Arctic.