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Enhancing Capacity for Northern-Led Monitoring of Snow, Ice, and Ocean Conditions (148644)
Proposal Status: Conformity Determination Issued
Project Overview
Type of application: New
Proponent name: Dr. S. Kim Juniper
Company: Ocean Networks Canada
Start Date: 2018-01-01
End Date: 2019-12-31
Operation Type: Annual
Project Description:
The primary objectives of this proposal are to increase northern capacity and participation in collection, analysis, and use of scientific ocean data and to understand connections to local and Indigenous Knowledge. This objective will be achieved through the following five goals: 1. Development and implementation of a course in Instrument Technology in the Environmental Technology Program (ETP) offered through Nunavut Arctic College (NAC). One topic in the course will cover direct training in data collection methods for the Canadian Rangers Ocean Watch (CROW) program (See 3). 2. Development of direct data acquisition and archival capability in the Ocean Networks Canada (ONC) Oceans 2.0 data management system for the CROW program in partnership with Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO). 3. Implementation of community-based monitoring programs for water properties (CROW), snow depth, and ice thickness linked with local observations and Indigenous Knowledge in the communities of Kugluktuk, Gjoa Haven, and Cambridge Bay (building on the existing Safe Passage (ONC/POLAR) and CROW (DFO/DND) programs). 4. Extension of the Ocean Sense: Local Observations, Global Connections high school education program (currently active in Cambridge Bay, supported by ONC) to Kugluktuk and Gjoa Haven, including involving students in data collection. Local engagement will be supported through a Youth Science Ambassador who will act as a mentor and coordinator for youth involved in the project. 5. Design and implementation of community-oriented data products that address local priorities and requirements for dissemination of water, snow, and ice data. All data will be freely available through Oceans 2.0, Ocean Data View, and Polar Data Catalogue.
Persons: 4
Days: 25
Project Map
List of all project geometries:
ID Geometry Location Name
3160 polyline Communities of Kugluktuk, Gjoa Haven, and Cambridge Bay. Surrounding region.
Planning Regions:
Affected Areas and Land Types
Inuit Owned Surface Lands
Settlement Area
Project Land Use and Authorizations
Project Land Use
Scientific Research
Licensing Agencies
Other Licensing Requirements
No data found.
Material Use
Type Quantity Size Use
Ice Auger 1 1.5 m x 20 cm Boring sea-ice to measure sea-ice thickness and sample water. Operations to be conducted by Canadian Rangers or students from Nunavut Arctic College and project team members.
Snowmobiles 5 standard single track Transportation to research sites on sea-ice.
CTD Oceanographic Instrument (Conductivity, Temperature, Depth) 1 75cm x 20cm Conduct water quality measurements in field.
Fuel Use
Type Container(s) Capacity UOM Use
Gasoline 1 5 Liters Fuel for Ice Auger
Gasoline 5 20 Liters Fuel for Snowmobiles
Hazardous Material and Chemical Use
Type Container(s) Capacity UOM Use
No records found.
Water Consumption
Daily Amount (m3) Retrieval Method Retrieval Location
Waste and Impacts
Environmental Impacts
Monthly field trips will result in temporary holes in the sea-ice from augers (20cm diameter holes) as well as minimal noise impact from auger and snowmobiles. No debris will be left on the sea-ice. Care will be taken to not disturb hunting, trapping, or fishing activities.
Waste Management
Waste Type Quantity Generated Treatement Method Disposal Method
Other none none none
Category: Application form attachment - License/ Authorization
Recieved: 2017-11-02
Originator: S. Kim Juniper
Public Registry ID: 13190
Document Size: 5707.06 Kb
Category: Application form attachment - License/ Authorization
Recieved: 2017-11-03
Originator: S. Kim Juniper
Public Registry ID: 13195
Document Size: 14731.34 Kb
Category: Application related document - Conformity Determination Letter
Recieved: 2017-11-29
Originator: Alana Vigna
Public Registry ID: 13296
Document Size: 159.81 Kb
2017-11-06 10:51:51, from: Alana Vigna
 Hello Dr. Juniper, Can you please confirm if this project was reviewed by the Nunavut Impact Review Board (NIRB) in the past? If so, can you please provide me with the NIRB file number? Thank you, Alana