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.
A Nunavut Wildlife Research Permit has been submitted and there has been engagement on these research directions with the Resolute Bay Hunters and Trappers Association. I was unaware of the Nunavut Research Institute until now but would be happy to discuss this work with them.
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.
The project is currently being reviewed by the Resolute Bay Hunters and Trappers Organization and we plan to hire and train two community members from Resolute Bay for this project. One community member has already been training on flying drones in order to capture imagery of beluga whales near Resolute Bay.
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