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?
ii. If no, explain why.
We have not yet consulted with NRI.
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.
Due to the highly specialized geophysical and engineering training required for our fieldwork, it is not feasible to involve residents from nearby northern communities in our fieldwork. However, we will engage with the Qarmartalik School in Resolute Bay and plan outreach activities including a visit to the annual science fair (if timing allows) and presentations about our research. Our spring 2018 survey team had the opportunity to attend the annual science fair, and the spring 2019 survey team gave a project presentation at the Qarmartalik School. The cultural exchange was extremely rewarding and resulted in high motivation for future outreach opportunities with the school. We will also report to NRI on the progress of our project over Devon Ice Cap and will submit copies of our publications and plain language summaries in both English and Inuktitut to NRI and the communities of Resolute Bay and Grise Fiord.
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