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.
We have been conducting dive surveys out of Cambridge Bay for three years and discussed with NRI early on about the relevance of the research to local residents. We are also conducting a community meeting in Cambridge Bay this summer to discuss the research and find points of relevance for local residents.
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.
While we generally rely on local services and employment where possible, all the dives for this project will be staged from the One Ocean Expeditions ship. Arctic research divers must be specially trained and licensed. While we hope it changes, there are currently no licensed and trained commercial and research divers that we are aware of in Nunavut
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