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Ice Bird 2019 (149053)
Proposal Status: Conformity Determination Issued
Project Overview
Type of application: Renewal
Proponent name: Stefan Hendricks
Company: Alfred Wegener Institute
Schedule:
Start Date: 2019-03-20
End Date: 2019-09-02
Operation Type: Seasonal
Project Description:
As in the various subsequent campaigns, the Alfred Wegener Institute will use its DC-3 aircraft (Polar 5) to conduct surveys through a series of planned flights. The aim of the aircraft campaign Ice Bird 2019 is to conduct sea ice surveys over different ice regimes when sea ice is close to its maximum extent (spring campaign) and over its peak period of melting (spring campaign). The surveys contribute to a sea ice observation program that spans the western part of the Arctic Ocean from the Fram Strait to the Western Beaufort Sea. The set of sensors include a towed electromagnetic-induction system (EM-system) for estimation of ice thickness, an airborne laser scanner for high-resolution surface roughness and a snow radar for snow depth on sea ice. In addition, a set of air-launchable buoys will be used to mark flight tracks over the drifting sea ice for re-visits by follow up surveys. These instruments will be used to collect data and samples during a series of planned high altitude and low altitude flights in each of the various locations. See Airborne Sensors picture and Flight Pattern diagram in attached documents. The Polar 5 will depart Germany and begin its spring campaign in Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Norway before continuing on to Nunavut, the Northwest Territories and Alaska. See expedition flight route map in attached documents. Planned arrival in Nunavut is March 20, 2019 and departure is April 4, 2019. The summer campaign will take place only in Alert and will be two weeks in duration within the timeframe of August 2 to September 2, 2019. The Polar 5 will travel with four researchers on board and three aircraft operators.
Personnel:
Persons: 7
Days: 30
Project Map
List of all project geometries:
ID Geometry Location Name
4884 point Alert
4885 point Eureka
4886 point Resolute Bay
Planning Regions:
Kivalliq
Affected Areas and Land Types
Municipal
Settlement Area
North Baffin Planning Region
Project Land Use and Authorizations
Project Land Use
Airport
Scientific Research
Licensing Agencies
DND:
NTI:
NIRB:
NRI: Scientific Research Licence
Other Licensing Requirements
No data found.
Material Use
Equipment
Type Quantity Size Use
Basler BT-67 (DC3) airplane 1 N/A Research flights and ferrying equipment & passengers
Fuel Use
Type Container(s) Capacity UOM Use
Aviation fuel 1 16000 Liters For aircraft
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
There will be minimal impact on the environment as a result of this project. There will be some impact from the fuel used by the aircraft on the research flights and the arrival and departure of the aircraft in Alert, Eureka and Resolute Bay. All atmospheric data and samples will be taken from the air and the aircraft will not land outside of the airports in Alert, Eureka and Resolute Bay except in the event of an emergency. The aircraft will sometimes be required to fly at low altitudes (60m) to take the necessary measurements. The emissions generated from the fuel used by the aircraft are equal to or less than the other commercial flights in the area, so this impact would be within acceptable levels. When flying at low altitudes, the aircraft will avoid sensitive wildlife areas. Crew on the aircraft will look for marine mammals and avoid areas where they are seen.
Waste Management
Waste Type Quantity Generated Treatement Method Disposal Method
Other minimal . will remain with the aircraft
Category: Application form attachment - Project description
Recieved: 2016-11-29
Originator: Kristyn Thoburn
Public Registry ID: 15361
Document Size: 88.27 Kb
Category: Application form attachment - Project description
Recieved: 2019-02-12
Originator: Kristyn Thoburn
Public Registry ID: 15365
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Category: Application form attachment - Project description
Recieved: 2019-02-12
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Public Registry ID: 15366
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Category: Application form attachment - Project description
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Category: Application related document - Conformity Determination Letter
Recieved: 2016-12-15
Originator: Goump Djalogue
Public Registry ID: 15364
Document Size: 180.62 Kb
Category: Application related document - Conformity Determination Letter
Recieved: 2019-02-14
Originator: Goump Djalogue
Public Registry ID: 15371
Document Size: 222.48 Kb
2019-02-12 12:59:57, from: Kristyn Thoburn
 There is an old document (PAMARCMiP schedule) under the Documents section, but this is from the previous submission. There was no available option to delete.

NORTH BAFFIN QUESTIONAIRE

GENERAL
Environmental Protection:
s3.13.8: The applicant undertakes to prevent any new occurrences of pollution, garbage and contamination at the site of the development.
YES

Removal of Fuel Drums:
s3.13.8: The applicant undertakes to remove all drums safely from the site and dispose of the drums in a safe manner.
YES

New Site Restoration and Clean Up:
s3.13.1 and Appendix H, s1: The applicant undertakes to clean up the site and restore the site to its natural condition to the greatest extent possible.
YES

Old Site Restoration and Clean Up:
s3.13.2: The applicant undertakes to clean up the site and restore the site to its original condition to the greatest extent possible, including any work required due to the applicant's action prior to this application.
YES

Low-Level Air Flights:
Appendix H, s3: Will the applicant avoid all low-level flights?
NO
i. If not, explain why such flights are or may be absolutely necessary.
As outlined in the project description, low level flights at an altitude of 60m are necessary to collect data using the EM-system.
ii. If such flights are or may be absolutely necessary, will they avoid disturbance to people and wildlife?
YES
iii. If not, explain why it is not possible to avoid such disturbance.

Caribou Protection Measures:
s3.3.7 and Appendix D: Will the applicant comply with the Caribou Protection Measures outlined in section 2.4.6 and in Appendix D?
YES

Caribou Water Crossings:
s3.3.7 and map: Will the applicant avoid, between may 15 and September 1, to construct any camp, cache any fuel or conduct any blasting within 10 km of any Designated Caribou Water Crossing identified
YES

Polar Bear Denning Areas and Walrus Haul-outs:
s3.3.8: Will the applicant keep its activities away from any polar bear denning area or walrus haul-out?
YES

HERITAGE RESOURCES
Reporting of Archaeological Sites:
s3.11.3 and Appendix H, s2 and s8: Will the applicant immediately report the discovery of all suspected archaeological sites to the Department of Culture, Language, Elders and Youth (GN)?
YES

SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH
Scientific Research:
s3.9.3: Does the project proposal involve scientific research?
YES
If yes, will the applicant integrate all available and relevant local and traditional knowledge when conducting its research?
YES

Consultation with Nunavut Research Institute:
s3.9.5: Has the applicant consulted with the Nunavut Research Institute about research topics that would benefit or interest local residents?
YES
i. Describe the results of your consultation.
The applicant has received a research license from NRI for previous campaigns and has applied for one for these campaigns as well. All research is conducted in the air and is an attempt to understand the state of polar sea ice. Data collected that forecasts trends in sea ice state would be of interest to all polar communities.
Local Services and Local Employment:
s3.9.4: Will the applicant rely on local services and employment where possible?
YES
i. Describe the services retained and the people to be employed.
Hotel, meals, vehicle rental and airport personnel

Communication on Scientific Research:
s3.2.8: The applicant will, at minimum, translate a summary of its work into Inuktitut and communicate with communities using language that is clear and non-technical. The results of all scientific re
YES