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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 Date Summary
Frobisher Bay Long-term Ecology and Habitat Mapping Study Animals, Aquatic Environment 11-14-2016

Frobisher Bay is undergoing rapid anthropogenic and climatic change. 

Frobisher Bay Long-term Ecology and Habitat Mapping Study Animals, Aquatic Environment 11-14-2016

Frobisher Bay is undergoing rapid anthropogenic and climatic change. 

Climate Communication and Adaptation: Engaging Maritime Publics Animals, Landscape, Sea Ice & Ice, Traditional Activities 02-17-2017

This research on climate change communication compares maritime communities in diverse climate zones to identify differences and similarities in local perceptions of climate change and global climate action, and associated effects on local participation in environmental management.

Climate Change Adaptation Project - Permafrost Thaw and River Erosion in Kugluk Territorial Park Heritage, Permafrost, Terrestrial Environment, Tourism 05-10-2018

The Kugluk Territorial Parks Project is a Climate Change Adaptation project by the Climate Change Secretariat in partnership with Nunavut Parks and Special Places. This project addresses the impacts of climate change being experienced in the Kugluk Territorial Park with an end goal of adapting to those environmental changes. 

Arviat Goes Green Food Security, IQ, Plants 02-26-2019

Nunavut communities must work towards building their capacity to withstand impacts from climate change.