Climate Change Projects

What's Being Done — And What You Can Do To Help!

Below is a list of climate change-related projects in Nunavut. Some are complete, while others are ongoing, and offer a way for local residents to get involved:

 

 

Community Research Projects

Project Title Project Categories Post Datesort descending Summary
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?

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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

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

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