Projects

Observing and responding to pressures on Arctic marine ecosystems

By January 10, 2021January 20th, 2021No Comments
Institution: University of Calgary
Theme: Environmental change, Human activity
Area of Vulnerability: Coastal communities, Marine ecosystems/living resources, Marine industries

Principal investigator

Brent Else, University of Calgary

Call

Cycle II, Irving Shipbuilding Inc. Projects

The overarching objective of this project was to identify, observe, and respond to risks that may impact marine ecosystem services relied upon by Inuit communities. The project works with community members from Cambridge Bay, Nunavut to identify ecosystem services that the community is most concerned with. Within the project, the team, comprised of both scientific and law experts, is also developing the scientific capacity to study and respond to some of these forthcoming pressures on Arctic marine ecosystem services.