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Evaluation of multidrug-resistant bacteria in the tundra soil, active layer, and permafrost regions of the Canadian High Arctic (149850)
Proposal Status: Conformity Determination Issued
Project Overview
Type of application: New
Proponent name: Krishnan K P
Company: National Centre for Polar and Ocean Research
Start Date: 2022-11-01
End Date: 2026-10-31
Operation Type: Seasonal
Project Description:
One of the most noticeable impacts of Arctic warming is the thawing of permafrost –which could potentially reactivate many of the dormant microorganisms that are preserved in the permafrost soils for centuries. Some of these microorganisms may be pathogenic and/or antibiotic-resistant bacteria (ARB) that can lead to the resurgence of zoonotic diseases. Besides, antibiotic resistance genes (ARG) can be transported to the Arctic environment through the migration and movement of humans and birds. Since ARGs are now widespread among microbial communities, whether the extensive diversity of ARGs and ARB in environmental reservoirs is the result of anthropogenic influence is controversial. Thus, in this proposal, we intend to perform a comprehensive survey of the tundra soil, active layer, and permafrost not only to evaluate the presence of potential ARG and ARB using a culture-dependent and independent approach but also to delineate potential sources-anthropogenic and/or ancient origins of ARGs and ARB in the Canadian high Arctic region. Thus, our proposed project will provide baseline data on the ARGs and ARB which could be utilized to demarcate the high-risk permafrost regions for the local population.
Persons: 4
Days: 20
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List of all project geometries:
ID Geometry Location Name
9252 polyline Six locations inside the polyline with out disturbing activities and envirnment
Planning Regions:
Affected Areas and Land Types
Settlement Area
Project Land Use and Authorizations
Project Land Use
Scientific Research
Scientific Research
Licensing Agencies
NRI: Scientific Research Licence
Other Licensing Requirements
No data found.
Material Use
Type Quantity Size Use
Drill 1 3*1 m For collecting permafrost samples
Fuel Use
Type Container(s) Capacity UOM Use
No records found.
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
There are no expected waste or impacts associated with this study. In the unlikely case waste is generated, the proponent shall keep all garbage and debris in bags placed in a covered metal container or equivalent until disposed of at an approved facility. All such wastes shall be kept inaccessible to wildlife at all times.
Waste Management
Waste Type Quantity Generated Treatement Method Disposal Method
No data found.
Category: Application form attachment - Other Authorizations
Recieved: 2022-06-28
Originator: Krishnan K P
Public Registry ID: 20459
Document Size: 110 Kb
Category: Application related document - Conformity Determination Letter
Recieved: 2022-08-03
Originator: Solomon Amuno
Public Registry ID: 20601
Document Size: 232.76 Kb