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.
I am in contact with IKAARVIK researchers and will be considering how to apply IKAARVIK guidance to researchers documents to ongoing research activities from this cruise and the greater project it is associated with. I will keep a close eye on IKAARVIK developments to see how to best engage locals and local researchers.
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.
We will acquire any minimal fuel needs from Nunavut towns along the passage. We have an expert NW Passage Ice guides we are in contact with that we will be consulting with us throughout the voyage. We have no need to employ anyone for the research project. This project is an extension of working with many US, Canadian and Nunavut researchers from 2018 and 2019 research campaigns.
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