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Lake Ice in the Canadian High Arctic (149176)
Proposal Status: Conformity Determination Issued
Project Overview
Type of application: Renewal
Proponent name: Laura Brown
Company: University of Toronto Mississauga
Schedule:
Start Date: 2019-07-01
End Date: 2023-08-31
Operation Type: Seasonal
Project Description:
The overall research project spans temperate (Haliburton, ON) and High Arctic lakes (Resolute and Polar Bear Pass, NU) and aims to examine recent changes to the timing and thickness of the ice cover on Canadian lakes. This will be done through field work, modelling and the use of satellite imagery, which will be validated using the data we measure manually in the field. We plan to spend 10 days in Resolute with two day trips to PBP using a helicopter to transport our group and equipment. In Resolute, we plan to download and reset the ice thickness sensor we have in place, download and maintain the digital cameras in place, and set up two additional digital cameras overlooking lakes to capture time lapse imagery of the ice cover. At PBP, we intend to download the Campbell Scientific weather station and download and maintain the digital camera overlooking Hunting Camp Lake. We plan to maintain these study site as a long-term project, with recurring visits to the lakes each summer to download and reinstall the equipment, ideally with the continued assistance from Resolute Bay community members.
Personnel:
Persons: 4
Days: 10
Project Map
List of all project geometries:
ID Geometry Location Name
5688 polygon Resolute area
5689 polygon Hunting Camp Lake, Polar Bear Pass
Planning Regions:
Qikiqtani
Affected Areas and Land Types
No data found.
Project Land Use and Authorizations
Project Land Use
Scientific Research
Licensing Agencies
NRI: Scientific Research Licence
CWS: Protected Area Permit
Other Licensing Requirements
No data found.
Material Use
Equipment
Type Quantity Size Use
Helicopter 1 arranged by PCSP travel to/from Resolute/ Polar Bear Pass
ATV 4 arranged by PCSP travel to/from PCSP to study lakes nearby, on marked roads
Fuel Use
Type Container(s) Capacity UOM Use
Aviation fuel 4 200 Liters Travel to Polar Bear Pass from Resolute
Other 1 0 Liters 1 12V battery
Gasoline 3 20 Liters For ATVs based out of PCSP
Hazardous Material and Chemical Use
Type Container(s) Capacity UOM Use
No records found.
Water Consumption
Daily Amount (m3) Retrieval Method Retrieval Location
2 (staying at PCSP) (staying at PCSP)
Waste and Impacts
Environmental Impacts
We do not anticipate any environmental impacts to the area through this study. The existing camera installations are on small rebar posts, or a larger white frame at PBP. Upon project completion the small camera frame is easily dismantled to be removed from the area. The weather tower is a large permanent installation, this research has no plans to modify the structure, only to repair instruments as needed and collect the data. The ice thickness sensor used in Resolute is a contained unit that sits on the bottom of Small Lake with a rope for retrieval and servicing each year. Only short day trips from planned from Resolute to Polar Bear Pass National Wildlife area to service the equipment. Used batteries will be disposed of through PCSP. Brief travel by helicopter through the National Wildlife Area will take place but we will minimize any disruption to wildlife present. I will attach my CWS permit report from the previous year as well.
Waste Management
Waste Type Quantity Generated Treatement Method Disposal Method
Non-Combustible wastes 1 bag NA Ferry from Polar Bear Pass to Resolute for disposal
Hazardous waste ~8 AA Batteries, 1 12V battery NA Ferry from Polar Bear Pass to Resolute for disposal
Category: Application form attachment - License/ Authorization
Recieved: 2019-06-10
Originator: Laura Brown
Public Registry ID: 16690
Document Size: 344.29 Kb
Category: Application form attachment - License/ Authorization
Recieved: 2019-06-10
Originator: Laura Brown
Public Registry ID: 16693
Document Size: 588.93 Kb
Category: Application form attachment - Other Authorizations
Recieved: 2019-06-10
Originator: Laura Brown
Public Registry ID: 16694
Document Size: 437.9 Kb
Category: Application form attachment - Project description
Recieved: 2019-06-10
Originator: Laura Brown
Public Registry ID: 16691
Document Size: 1204.7 Kb
Category: Application form attachment - Project description
Recieved: 2019-06-10
Originator: Laura Brown
Public Registry ID: 16692
Document Size: 1206.11 Kb
Category: Application related document - Conformity Determination Letter
Recieved: 2016-01-27
Originator: Peter Scholz
Public Registry ID: 16689
Document Size: 480.95 Kb
Category: Application related document - Conformity Determination Letter
Recieved: 2019-06-12
Originator: Goump Djalogue
Public Registry ID: 16702
Document Size: 238.07 Kb
2019-06-10 09:13:03, from: Laura Brown
 Good Morning, The Canadian Wildlife Service just let me know they needed my updated NPC information to issue my permit - I didn't realize I was missing any of my permits! Our field season is all set, tickets purchased, funding secured. I'm very worried now! The project is modified slightly from the original proposal, it is much simpler and has even less impact than originally proposed. It has been ongoing since 2016, based from Polar Shelf in Resolute with 1 or 2 short trips to Polar Bear Pass (typically less than 3 hours, but I have listed them a 'day trips'). I have attached all of the relevant documents I could think of, including my last permit report / community update report that goes to NRI, CWS and the HTA in Resolute to update everyone on project results. I will also look for a contact email in case I can reach out directly for some help on how to get this sorted out in time for our field season! (we are set to head for Resolute on July 30). Thank you and I'm sorry for missing this permit application earlier when I did the others. Laura