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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
Incorporating Climate Change into Land Development Landscape, Permafrost, Terrestrial Environment 08-31-2016

The Nunavut Climate Change Centre is devoted to including Nunavut communities in their projects and outreach.  Over the last few years, we have had

Indigenous Health Adaptation to Climate Change (IHACC) Health & Disease 09-16-2015

IHACC is a multi-year, trans-disciplinary, community-based initiative working with remote Indigenous populations in the Peruvian Amazon, Canadian A

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.

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.

Inuit women and environmental change: examining experiences and adaptations in Iqaluit, Nunavut Food Security, Health & Disease, IQ, Traditional Activities 12-02-2014

This project is investigating how Inuit women in Iqaluit are experiencing climate change within the context of greater socio-economic change. 

To see the most recent summary please visit http://climatechangenunavut.ca/en/node/3869

Inuit women and environmental change: examining experiences and adaptations in Iqaluit, Nunavut Food Security, Health & Disease, IQ, Traditional Activities 12-17-2015

This is an updated summary of the previous project posted on December 2, 2014

To see that summary visit http://climatechangenunavut.ca/en/project/inuit-women-and-environmental-...

Irregular flow of surge-type glaciers Landscape, Sea Ice & Ice 11-16-2015

Project title: Irregular flow of surge-type glaciers

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

Linking changes in the Arctic marine ecosystem to the provisioning of ecosystem services and Inuit wellbeing Animals, Aquatic Environment, Health & Disease, IQ, Traditional Activities 02-16-2015

Climate change pressures, such as warmer temperatures and sea ice decline, transform the Arctic marine ecosystem and could lead to major shifts in its functioning. This study will combine diverse but complementary methods to study the Arctic marine ecosystem and itsinterconnectedness with Inuit communities in the context of a changing Arctic.

Northern Infrastructure Standardization Initiative Permafrost, Temperature, Weather & Precipitation 10-07-2019

Infrastructure in the Canadian Arctic is being affected by climate change impacts such as permafrost thaw, coastal erosion, and changing temperatur