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1 Science for decision-making in the Eastern Arctic Trevor Bell, leader Philippe LeBlanc, coordinator

2 One of 18 Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE) jointly funded by the 3 research councils of Canada Funded for 7 years ( ) Renewal for another 7 years ( )? $6.4 Million from NCE per year (85% research) $12-30 Million cash & in-kind contributions from partners per year

3 Network of scientists and students (natural, health and social sciences) Studying the impacts of climate change and globalization in the coastal Canadian Arctic Producing knowledge to help northerners prepare for future challenges and opportunities

4 Network of scientists and students (natural, health and social sciences) Studying the impacts of climate change and globalization in the coastal Canadian Arctic Producing knowledge to help northerners prepare for future challenges and opportunities

5 Instability of coastal landscapes in Arctic communities and regions Public Health and Safety Safe and Sustainable Communities Trevor Bell and Don Forbes Map hazards and planning constraints on community lands Identify potential threats to existing infrastructure Inform climate change adaptation planning in communities

6 Climate change and food security in regional Inuit centers Public Health and Safety Food Security James Ford Document and describe the nature of food insecurity Examine the pathways through which climate change affects food insecurity Identify opportunities and priorities for adaptation intervention in the context of rapid current and future change

7 Arctic Sea Ice Public Health and Safety Safety in Transportation David Barber Information about sea ice extent, type, and trends Impacts on access to resources, extraction and transportation

8 Industrial development and Arctic communities: Environmental and social change Socio-Economic Development Mining Arn Keeling Explore past and present examples of development-induced change Understand the issues at stake for communities facing development

9 Climate change and commercial shipping development in the Arctic Socio-Economic Development Shipping Frederic Lasserre Information on commercial shipping to support policy-making on ship traffic

10 Cape Bounty Arctic Watershed Observatory, Melville Island Socio-Economic Development Environmental protection Scott Lamoureux and Melissa Lafrenière Information on short and long term impacts of climate change on watersheds Inform environmental protection plans for future land use and development

11 Impact of climate change on the life of the Arctic Ocean floor Resource Management Marine Conservation Philippe Archambault Identify biodiversity “hotspots” on Arctic seafloor Inform future marine conservation area planning

12 Impacts of Global Warming on Arctic marine mammals Resource Management Marine and Terrestrial Wildlife Management Steven Ferguson Use an integrated ecosystem-based approach to study the effects of climate warming on Arctic marine mammals Develop adaptive conservation and management programs as their abundance and distribution change in a warming Arctic

13 Inuit Social Values (Qaujimajatuqangit) and the Transformation of High School Education in Nunavut Culture and Lifestyle Education Fiona Walton Investigate how Inuit educational leaders effectively catalyze change and engage students and parents to improve educational success Contribute to Inuit educational policy in Canada

14 The emerging Arctic security environment Culture and Lifestyle Sovereignty and Security Rob Huebert 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? What are these forces and how are they interacting? How do we measure the processes of conflict and cooperation?

15 Network of scientists and students (natural, health and social sciences) Studying the impacts of climate change and globalization in the coastal Canadian Arctic Producing knowledge to help northerners prepare for future challenges and opportunities

16 Integrated Regional Impact Studies (IRIS)

17 (IRIS) Knowledge creation by ArcticNet investigators in the natural, health & social sciences Knowledge translation for policy development and adaptation strategies

18 ArcticNet science Peer-reviewed journals and books ArcticNet annual reports, ASM abstracts Research Compendium (Phase I) Non-ArcticNet science Knowledge translation IRIS function Policy/decision making Knowledge creation by ArcticNet investigators in the natural, health & social sciences

19 Integrated Regional Impact Studies

20 Andrew Dunford (Nunavut Tunngavik Inc.) Jamal Shirley (Nunavut Research Institute) James Ford (ArcticNet PI) Michael Westlake (INAC – CC Impacts and Adaptation) Froeydis Reinhart (GN – CC coordinator) Eric Loring (ITK) Eastern Arctic IRIS Steering Committee

21 To make ArcticNet scientists and their knowledge well known to policy/decision makers in the region To make regional policy/decision makers and their knowledge needs well known to ArcticNet NIs To address knowledge-needs of policy/decision makers by identifying and organizing available ArcticNet (and other) science around regional issues Eastern Arctic IRIS IRIS-2 Objectives

22 IRIS-2 Newsletter series

23 ArcticNet Research Profile series

24 Eastern Arctic profile series

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26 IRIS-2 Newsletters ArcticNet research profiles Eastern Arctic profiles IRIS-2 strategy IRIS-2 webpage

27 To make ArcticNet scientists and their knowledge well known to policy/decision makers in the region To make regional policy/decision makers and their knowledge needs well known to ArcticNet NIs To address knowledge-needs of policy/decision makers by identifying and organizing available ArcticNet (and other) science around regional issues Eastern Arctic IRIS IRIS-2 Objectives

28 Eastern Arctic IRIS Report Report goals and structure How you can contribute to report Wednesday’s presentation


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