A GIS to Support Community Monitoring of the Effects of Climate Change in Tuktoyaktuk

Main Project Contact:
Garfield Giff

Project Start Date:
2019

Project End Date:
2020

Project Name:
A GIS to Support Community Monitoring of the Effects of Climate Change in Tuktoyaktuk

ARI Team:
Celtie Ferguson
Garfield Giff

Overview:
The effects of climate-driven changes on the Hamlet of Tuktoyaktuk are evident in all aspects of the community’s life. To better understand these effects and to communicate it to the residents, the Tuktoyaktuk Community Corporation (TCC) decided to undertake the “Tuktoyaktuk Community Climate Resilience Project.” The project aims to increase the awareness and knowledge of Tuktoyaktuk residents on the effects of climate-driven changes on their community. This will be achieved through the use of scientific methodologies, as well as the knowledge and wisdom of community Elders. A unique feature of this project is the measuring and monitoring of the effects of climate change will be community-based.
The Aurora Research Institute (ARI) will support the Tuktoyaktuk Community Climate Resilience Project through capacity building and GIS services. ARI will assist the TCC in growing the community’s capacity to measure and monitor the effects of climate-driven changes, as well as develop GIS tools and services to efficiently collect, manage and disseminate the information.

Objectives:
The project aims to assist the Hamlet of Tuktoyaktuk in developing their capacity in using geospatial tools and services to support the collection, management and dissemination of climate change related data. The following objectives will achieve this:

  • Grow awareness of geospatial tools and services in the Hamlet of Tuktoyaktuk;
  • Grow the use of geospatial tools and services in measuring and monitoring the effects of climate change in the Hamlet of Tuktoyaktuk;
  • Deliver training on geospatial tools to Hamlet of Tuktoyaktuk; and
  • To support the Hamlet of Tuktoyaktuk in the collection, management and dissemination of climate change related data.

Location:
The project will be carried out within the Hamlet of Tuktoyaktuk. Key focus areas are:

  • 69.464189 -133.051985
  • 69.452513 -132.954412
  • 69.382699 -133.006441
  • 69.391822 -133.099662

Methods:
The project will utilize the following methodologies:

  • GIS architecture and implementation;
  • Data collection using ArcGIS Survey 123;
  • Spatial analysis using ArcMap and ArcGIS online;
  • Tutorial and Hands-on training in data collection and dissemination;
  • Tutorial and Hands-on training in GIS; and
  • Tutorial and Hands-on training in StoryMap creation

Schedule:

Dates Activity
January -March 2019 Support TCC in the development of metadata for their datasets;
April-June 2019 Provide basic training to the TCC's project team on data collection, GIS and StoryMap

March-June 2019

Support  the TCC in the creation of data models for their datasets

June-December 2019

Assist  the TCC in entering their data into a GIS platform

July-December 2019

Support  the TCC in creating GIS layers from the datasets
June-December 2019 Perform QA and QC on the data
September-December 2019 Based on the agreement of both parties: perform simple analysis to support the creation of new layers
January 2020 TCC in the creation of StoryMaps; Handover the GIS to TCC

External Partners:

Tuktoyaktuk Community Corporation
Inuvialuit Regional Corporation
ESRI Canada

Start Date: 
Tuesday, January 1, 2019
Status: