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Horizontal Capacity-Mapping to Support Capability-Based Planning and Capacity-Building for Community-Based Maritime and Coastal Search and Rescue and Emergency Response in the Kitikmeot Region of Nunavut

By February 3, 2021No Comments

Principal investigator

Dr. Peter Kikkert, St. Francis Xavier University 


Cycle II, Early Career Faculty

This research project aims to engage with the wide array of organizations and individuals involved in search and rescue (SAR) and emergency response in the Kitikmeot communities of Cambridge Bay, Kugluktuk, Gjoa Haven and Taloyoak to map their capacity and capabilities to provide these services at the local and regional level. The goal is to help improve local effectiveness and efficiency of SAR and emergency response practices in Arctic communities, and—most importantly— will contribute to community resilience, improve response times, and save lives.