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Impacts of air pollution on terrestrial and aquatic ecosystem on southern Baffin Island (148854)
Proposal Status: Conformity Determination Issued
Project Overview
Type of application: Renewal
Proponent name: Julian Aherne
Company: Trent University
Schedule:
Start Date: 2018-08-10
End Date: 2018-09-10
Operation Type: Seasonal
Project Description:
The impact of atmospheric emissions on air quality in the Arctic is expected to increase as new and expanded economic developments trigger growth in marine traffic and resource extraction. Emissions of sulphur dioxide and nitrogen oxides can contribute to ecosystem acidification and eutrophication in regions characterized by acid sensitive geology and nutrient poor soils, such as Baffin Island. This project will utilise a critical loads approach to quantify the assimilative capacity of arctic terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. Lake water in the Kimmirut and Iqaluit regions (~100 sites) will be sampled for chemical analysis. In addition, moss and soil samples will be collected at a sub-set of the study sites (~20 sites) to assess terrestrial ecosystem impacts.
Personnel:
Persons: 2
Days: 10
Project Map
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Planning Regions:
Qikiqtani
Affected Areas and Land Types
Municipal
Crown Lands
Settlement Area
Project Land Use and Authorizations
Project Land Use
Scientific Research
Licensing Agencies
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Other Licensing Requirements
No data found.
Material Use
Equipment
Type Quantity Size Use
Helicopter (from PCSP) 1 Supplied by PCSP To sample lakes in the Kimmirut study domain (fuel from Iqaluit airport)
Fuel Use
Type Container(s) Capacity UOM Use
Aviation fuel 0 0 Liters Helicopter (Organized by PCSP)
Hazardous Material and Chemical Use
Type Container(s) Capacity UOM Use
No records found.
Water Consumption
Daily Amount (m3) Retrieval Method Retrieval Location
0
Waste and Impacts
Environmental Impacts
Environmental impacts will be kept at a minimum through careful field sampling methods (for the collection of water, moss and soil samples). Water sampling will be carried out via grab sample from the middle of the lake (by helicopter in the Kimmirut study domain) or from shoreline (by ATV site access in the Iqaluit study domain). These methods do not require any motorized equipment operation in the water. Sampling of moss will be carried out sustainably, with consideration for the moss colony's survival. Soil samples will be collected using a small fixed volume core (100 mL) to ensure minimal disturbance to surrounding vegetation. The researchers will be spending a limited amount time at each site (~5 min for surface water collection and ~15 min for moss and soil collection). Traveling within the Iqaluit domain on ATVs, will use existing trails where available to minimize the damage.
Waste Management
Waste Type Quantity Generated Treatement Method Disposal Method
Non-Combustible wastes 1 small bag none Bring back from field to the Iqaluit for disposal
Category: Imported geometry - proect geometry
Recieved: 2016-04-12
Originator: Julian Aherne
Public Registry ID: 14201
Document Size: 3.93 Kb
Category: Imported geometry - proect geometry
Recieved: 2016-04-12
Originator: Julian Aherne
Public Registry ID: 14202
Document Size: 4.83 Kb
Category: Imported geometry - proect geometry
Recieved: 2016-05-12
Originator: Julian Aherne
Public Registry ID: 14203
Document Size: 2.22 Kb
Category: Application form attachment - License/ Authorization
Recieved: 2018-05-04
Originator: Julian Aherne
Public Registry ID: 14209
Document Size: 1058.4 Kb
Category: Application form attachment - Other Authorizations
Recieved: 2016-06-11
Originator: Julian Aherne
Public Registry ID: 14207
Document Size: 96.92 Kb
Category: Application form attachment - Project description
Recieved: 2016-06-11
Originator: Julian Aherne
Public Registry ID: 14208
Document Size: 14.85 Kb
Category: Application related document - Conformity Determination Letter
Recieved: 2018-05-15
Originator: Goump Djalogue
Public Registry ID: 14261
Document Size: 170.87 Kb