Given our small field party and short duration of the field program the environmental impacts are projected to be quite small. Following procedures established by MARS, waste will either be burned in an incinerator, or flown out with us and dealt with in Resolute. As arctic scientists we have a true desire to minimize our impact and maintain the pristine Arctic environment, particularly in remote areas such as Axel Heiberg Island, and will make all efforts to minimize our impact.
||Limited to small field consumables (syringes and bags) and food packaging.
||Following MARS procedure this waste will be incinerated at the site.
||2-4 fuel barrels and propane containers
||We will follow the suggested procedure from the MARS personnel and PCSP who handle this waste every year. Barrels will either be flown out with us, or on a separate flight later in the season.