The Cumulative Impacts Monitoring Program and the Aurora Research Institute, with support from the Walter and Duncan Gordon Foundation, have developed a document for researchers that will assist in designing northern research and monitoring projects. The recommendations contained in the document were collected from workshops and interviews held with dozens of monitoring and research experts – from government, regulatory agencies, communities, and academia – who work in the NWT.
Working Together: Towards relevant environmental monitoring and research in the NWT
This document can be used at any stage in the research process, but is most effective if researchers use it to plan projects from the outset. Implementation of these steps during the project design phase will lead to more effective use of time, resources and potential for involvement from the community.