s3.9.3: Does the project proposal involve scientific research?
If yes, will the applicant integrate all available and relevant local and traditional knowledge when conducting its research?
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?
i. Describe the results of your consultation.
In 2016, the NRI provided a positive screen decision on this application based on the information provided to both the NPC and NIRB.
Local Services and Local Employment:
s3.9.4: Will the applicant rely on local services and employment where possible?
ii. If no, explain why it is not possible.
This research will be undertaken aboard the RRS Ernest Shackleton ship. The researchers involved will not be going ashore and the crew employed has already been established and is beyond the control of researchers. Last year, however, at least three local guides were employed aboard the vessel. I would expect the same this year.
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