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Drone Mapping in Ninginganiq to Support Community-Based Research and Decision-Making (149310)
Proposal Status: Conformity Determination Issued
Project Overview
Type of application: New
Proponent name: Shari Fox
Company: Ittaq Heritage and Research Centre
Start Date: 2020-08-20
End Date: 2020-08-30
Operation Type: Annual
Project Description:
This project will create maps from drone images to provide to the Ninginganiq ACMC and Clyde River HTA and other community organizations in order to provide baseline documentation and maps that can be used for planning (e.g. research, monitoring, decision-making) related to the area.
Persons: 5
Days: 5
Project Map
List of all project geometries:
ID Geometry Location Name
6117 polyline New project geometry
6118 polyline New project geometry
Planning Regions:
Affected Areas and Land Types
Inuit Owned Surface Lands
Settlement Area
North Baffin Planning Region
Project Land Use and Authorizations
Project Land Use
Scientific Research
Licensing Agencies
QIA: 0
CWS: National Wildlife Area permit under the Wildlife Area Regulations
NRI: Scientific Research Licence
Other Licensing Requirements
No data found.
Material Use
Type Quantity Size Use
Drones 2 up to 24 inches -4 or 5 people (depending on helicopter space) will be dropped off at Nuvuktiapik and establish a base there for the activities-They will stay for approximately 5 days, then be picked up and go back to Clyde River-While at the site they will fly drones (Inspire II and Mavic) to take photos and video images of the area. They will walk to nearby areas (hills, shore)) where they will fly from. Flying will happen in maximum 20-minute intervals. Number of flights depend on battery life/weather
Fuel Use
Type Container(s) Capacity UOM Use
Other 2 2 Liters Natpha for personal cooking (Coleman stove)
Hazardous Material and Chemical Use
Type Container(s) Capacity UOM Use
No records found.
Water Consumption
Daily Amount (m3) Retrieval Method Retrieval Location
0.006 plastic jug local stream if available; also bringing own water
Waste and Impacts
Environmental Impacts
-All garbage will be removed and taken back to the community -Grey water and camp toilet will follow camp/cabin protocols at Nuvuktiapik (we will dump in the designated areas indicated and followed by local people) Types of waste: - garbage from food wrapping (taken back to community) - human waste (see above)
Waste Management
Waste Type Quantity Generated Treatement Method Disposal Method
Greywater up to 10 litres N/A/ Designated spot near cabin according to local use
Sewage (human waste) unknown N/A/ in designated area at cabin according to local use instructions; and bring back to community
Category: Application form attachment - License/ Authorization
Recieved: 2020-02-24
Originator: Shari Fox
Public Registry ID: 17425
Document Size: 191.71 Kb
Category: Application form attachment - Other Authorizations
Recieved: 2020-02-24
Originator: Shari Fox
Public Registry ID: 17426
Document Size: 428.78 Kb
Category: Application form attachment - Other Authorizations
Recieved: 2020-03-06
Originator: Shari Fox
Public Registry ID: 17526
Document Size: 428.78 Kb
Category: Application form attachment - Project description
Recieved: 2020-02-24
Originator: Shari Fox
Public Registry ID: 17424
Document Size: 279.79 Kb
Category: Application related document - Conformity Determination Letter
Recieved: 2020-03-11
Originator: Goump Djalogue
Public Registry ID: 17541
Document Size: 248.76 Kb
2020-02-24 13:31:42, from: Shari Fox
 To NPC, I have done my best to complete this online application. I had difficult on the 'project overview' section where it would not let me put 3 years. We plan to go to the site for 5 days each year in 2020, 2021, and 2022, but the form would not let me enter the dates. Also, I did my best to draw on the map. The lines are the best I can make them. Thanks.

2020-03-06 13:26:03, from: Goump Djalogue
 Hi Shari, As discussed, could you please select the type of land use as research, complete the related additional questions in the North Baffin Questionnaire, add the Nunavut Research Institute and CWS as authorizing agencies, and resubmit the application to us. Feel free to contact me at 867-979-3444, should you have any question. Thank you, Goump


Environmental Protection:
s3.13.8: The applicant undertakes to prevent any new occurrences of pollution, garbage and contamination at the site of the development.

Removal of Fuel Drums:
s3.13.8: The applicant undertakes to remove all drums safely from the site and dispose of the drums in a safe manner.

New Site Restoration and Clean Up:
s3.13.1 and Appendix H, s1: The applicant undertakes to clean up the site and restore the site to its natural condition to the greatest extent possible.

Old Site Restoration and Clean Up:
s3.13.2: The applicant undertakes to clean up the site and restore the site to its original condition to the greatest extent possible, including any work required due to the applicant's action prior to this application.

Low-Level Air Flights:
Appendix H, s3: Will the applicant avoid all low-level flights?

Caribou Protection Measures:
s3.3.7 and Appendix D: Will the applicant comply with the Caribou Protection Measures outlined in section 2.4.6 and in Appendix D?

Caribou Water Crossings:
s3.3.7 and map: Will the applicant avoid, between may 15 and September 1, to construct any camp, cache any fuel or conduct any blasting within 10 km of any Designated Caribou Water Crossing identified

Polar Bear Denning Areas and Walrus Haul-outs:
s3.3.8: Will the applicant keep its activities away from any polar bear denning area or walrus haul-out?

Reporting of Archaeological Sites:
s3.11.3 and Appendix H, s2 and s8: Will the applicant immediately report the discovery of all suspected archaeological sites to the Department of Culture, Language, Elders and Youth (GN)?

Scientific Research:
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.
Ittaq is a local, Inuit-run research centre located in Clyde River that is already working on local priorities of the community. This project is a direct request from the Clyde River HTO to the Ittaq Heritage and Research Centre. It is a project for the community by the community - the topic was brought to Ittaq directly from local residents and does not need to come from the NRI. Please see attached letter from Clyde River HTO
Local Services and Local Employment:
s3.9.4: Will the applicant rely on local services and employment where possible?
i. Describe the services retained and the people to be employed.
-This project is based on a request from the Clyde River HTA. Ittaq is a local research centre and this project is responding to a specific request from them to create maps for the HTA and the ACMC to use moving forward.-The HTA had a meeting to discuss the idea and they contacted Ittaq about doing the work. Ittaq is providing the initial funding to get started. HTA also wrote a request/support letter to the CWS about this project (letter included).-Ittaq is an Inuit organization based in Clyde River and Ittaq is conducting this project. Local community members are part of the mapping team. 3 of the people on the team are Inuit from Clyde River. One-person will be a visiting trainer/mentor, providing continued training for the Ittaq staff related to drones and drone mapping, a partner Ittaq is already working with. -The creation of the maps will be done by Ittaq. Ittaq will work with the HTA and ACMC to discuss options for how the maps can look, how to view and share them. Maps will be delivered to the HTA and ACMC in formats that work best for them.

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