Southampton Island Marine Ecosystem Project (SIMEP)

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Institution: University of Manitoba
Theme: Human activity
Area of Vulnerability: Coastal communities, Marine ecosystems/living resources

Principal investigator

CJ Mundy, University of Manitoba


Cycle II, Year of Polar Prediction (YOPP)

The project brings together a multi-disciplinary and multi-sectoral team of social and natural scientists, from both academic and government sectors, to study the marine environment around Southampton Island, and establish links to climate sensitive variables (e.g., ice cover, ocean temperature, ocean acidification). Little is known about this region’s oceanography, productivity or biological community and trophic structure, though it is an important support for local human habitation in Dorset, Thule and Sadlermiut.