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National Geographic Explorer Documentary Shoot (149847)
Proposal Status: Conformity Determination Issued
Project Overview
Type of application: New
Proponent name: John Block
Company: Sixty Six Media
Start Date: 2022-07-17
End Date: 2022-09-10
Operation Type: Seasonal
Project Description:
From approximately July 17th-September 10th, 2022 a film crew from Sixty Six Media, Inc. producing a documentary for National Geographic Channel and Disney+ about the Northwest Passage and Franklin Expedition will follow National Geographic Explorer Mark Synnott and crew as they attempt to sail through the Northwest Passage, with stops at Clyde River, Pond Inlet, Beechey Island, Gjoa Haven, Cambridge Bay and Tuktoyaktuk. Between July 17th-27th, 2022 Synnott and the team will fly into Gjoa Haven to join long-time Franklin searcher Tom Gross and others to survey two areas by ATV (Collison Inlet and southern part of Erebus Bay) on King William Island in an attempt to locate Franklin Expedition related sites. The team will then visit the Inuit guardian camps at the wreck sites of the Erebus and Terror from July 28th-31st, 2022 to meet with the guardians and interview them about the Inuit oral histories relating to the Franklin Expedition.
Persons: 8
Days: 55
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List of all project geometries:
ID Geometry Location Name
9222 point Sailing team stop in Clyde River (Aug 8th)
9223 point Sailing team stop in Pond Inlet (Aug 13th)
9224 point Sailing team stop in Beechey Island (Aug 18th)
9226 point Sailing team stop in Gjoa Haven (Aug 20th, with subsequent filming on King William Island July 17th-31st)
9227 point Sailing team stop in Cambridge Bay (Aug 30th)
9228 polyline Sailing from Clyde River to Pond Inlet
9229 polyline Sailing from Pond Inlet to Beechey Island
9230 polyline Sailing from Beechey Island to Gjoa Haven
9231 polyline Sailing from Gjoa Haven to Cambridge Bay
9233 point Sailing team stop in Tuktoyaktuk (Sep 7th)
9234 polyline Sailing from Cambridge Bay to Tuktoyaktuk
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
Tourism Activities
Tourism Activities
Licensing Agencies
NIRB: Screening Decision Report
CH: Archaeology and Paleontology Research Permit, Class I
Other Licensing Requirements
No data found.
Material Use
Type Quantity Size Use
4 Wheelers 8 2m x 1m Used for overland exploration of King William Island searching for the tomb of John Franklin. Level I archaeology permit issued for this activity by Nunavut Dept of Culture and Heritage
Fuel Use
Type Container(s) Capacity UOM Use
Gasoline 40 4 Gallons For Honda 420 Rancher 4-wheelers
Hazardous Material and Chemical Use
Type Container(s) Capacity UOM Use
No records found.
Water Consumption
Daily Amount (m3) Retrieval Method Retrieval Location
Waste and Impacts
Environmental Impacts
Waste Management
Waste Type Quantity Generated Treatement Method Disposal Method
No data found.
Category: Application form attachment - Other Authorizations
Recieved: 2022-06-22
Originator: John Block
Public Registry ID: 20455
Document Size: 237.73 Kb
Category: Application related document - Conformity Determination Letter
Recieved: 2022-07-26
Originator: Goump Djalogue
Public Registry ID: 20585
Document Size: 268.18 Kb
2022-07-21 13:39:06, from: Goump Djalogue
 Hi John, We are finalizing the review of your application. Could you please add the Government of Nunavut Culture and heritage, as well as the GN Economic Development and tourism, and maybe the GN Department of Environment (wildlife observation license) and Parks Canada if applicable as authorizing agencies. Thanks


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)?