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Assessment of coastal contamination in trace metals in marine sediments near Kugluktuk (149789)
Proposal Status: Conformity Determination Issued
Project Overview
Type of application: New
Proponent name: Camille Brice
Company: Université du Québec à Rimouski
Start Date: 2022-08-08
End Date: 2022-08-11
Operation Type: Seasonal
Project Description:
The proposed project is part of a PhD project at Université du Québec à Rimouski, partly funded by Polar Knowledge Canada under the Northern Scientific Training Program. It consists of a sampling campaign that would take place in the coastal area near Kugluktuk community at the beginning of august. Dates are flexible depending on the availability of local guides. The PhD research project is an assessment of trace metals (notably heavy metals) contamination in marine sediment of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago (CAA), with a special interest for areas close to northern communities. It will provide baseline information on the CAA seafloor chemical composition and will help to determine the ecological risk associated to trace metals contamination. Data collected for this project and resulting information will hopefully provide new insights on this environmental concern and support communities and government authorities with future decisions. During the proposed sampling campaign, we will collect surface marine sediment with a grab sampler (possibly a Van Veen type) in an area close to Kugluktuk coast. Number of samples will vary between 10 and 20, depending on the type of sediment. In collaboration with a local guide, sampling will be carried out using a zodiac/boat. Results will be presented at workshops and conferences and will result in a publication in a scientific journal.
Persons: 2
Days: 3
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Scientific Research
Scientific Research
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NRI: Scientific Research Licence
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Material Use
Type Quantity Size Use
Van Veen grab sampler 1 35 x 20 x 20 cm Collect surface sediment samples
Boat 1 18’ To reach sampling stations from Kugluktuk
Fuel Use
Type Container(s) Capacity UOM Use
Diesel 1 1 Liters Diesel for the boat, quantity depending on the boat
Hazardous Material and Chemical Use
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Daily Amount (m3) Retrieval Method Retrieval Location
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No anticipated environmental impacts
Waste Management
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Category: Application related document - Conformity Determination Letter
Recieved: 2022-06-13
Originator: Solomon Amuno
Public Registry ID: 20393
Document Size: 231.77 Kb