Arctic Great Rivers Observatory (Arctic GRO)

Led by Max Holmes (Woods Hole Research Centre), Arctic GRO is a coordinated, international effort to collect and analyze a time-series of water quality and river discharge information from the six largest arctic rivers using identical sampling and analytical protocols. This includes the Ob, Yenisey, Lena, Kolyma, Yukon, and Mackenzie.

Understanding a Woman’s Journey to Give Birth: A Community Engagement Photovoice Project

To understand who the women chose as their escorts, how the women came to choose their escorts, and how this policy affects their birthing experience.

The influence of changing lake ice conditions on the water quality of subarctic lakes

We are interested in exploring the cycling of metals and nutrients under ice and how changing lake ice conditions may influence some of these processes. A better understanding of the physical and chemical limnology of lakes is important as changes in nutrient cycling impact overall productivity of lakes and changes in metal cycling influence the recovery of lakes from metal pollution.

Application of RPAS LiDAR Systems to Mapping and Monitoring in the Western Arctic

The aim of the project is to determine whether or not RPAS LiDAR systems are cost effective and efficient tools for mapping and monitoring the effects of climate driven changes in the Western Arctic.

Reindeer Station Stability Assessment

Climate driven changes are affecting the landscape and the way of life of the people of the Inuvialuit Settlement Region (ISR). Therefore, it is important that Inuvialuit People acquire the tools and capacity to mitigate against these changes so that they can protect their way of life. As stewards of the land the Inuvialuit are in the best position to develop and implement effective and suitable climate change adaptation measures for the ISR. In moving towards with the above concept, the Inuvik Community Corporation (ICC) is seeking support for the assessment and monitoring of the effects of climate driven changes on Reindeer Station. The project will focus on monitoring permafrost thaw within the vicinity of Reindeer Station, as well as monitoring the drainage patterns in and around the Station. The results of the monitoring and assessment will be used to develop mitigation strategies to preserve Reindeer Station as an Inuvialuit Wellness Camp.

Thermokarst Mapping of the Beaufort Delta Region

This project is a part of a larger initiative which aim at developing a NWT wide, empirically-based map products describing the sensitivity of permafrost terrain. The goal of the project is to support the NWT wide initiative through the development of empirically-based map products describing the sensitivity of permafrost terrain in the Western Arctic.

Renewable Energy Feasibility Research Program

Aurora Research Institute (ARI) has worked with several partners, including the Government of the Northwest Territories, Energy Division, to perform wind and solar energy monitoring campaigns across the Northwest Territories. These campaigns produce data that is then used to make informed decisions about future monitoring campaigns and renewable energy investments.

WARC Renewable Energy Demonstration Projects

The Western Arctic Research Centre (WARC) hosts three renewable energy installations. These projects all look to harness the power of the sun to reduce the amount of energy the building needs to get from the grid while also providing data to others interested in seeking similar solutions.

International Network for Terrestrial Research and Monitoring in the Arctic (INTERACT)

INTERACT is a circumarctic network of currently 89 terrestrial field bases in northern Europe, Russia, US, Canada, Greenland, Iceland, the Faroe Islands and Scotland as well as stations in northern alpine areas. INTERACT specifically seeks to build capacity for research and monitoring all over the Arctic, and is offering access to numerous research stations through the Transnational Access Program. INTERACT is multidisciplinary: together, the stations in INTERACT host thousands of scientists from around the world who work on projects within the fields of glaciology, permafrost, climate, ecology, biodiversity and biogeochemical cycling. The INTERACT stations also host and facilitate many international single-discipline networks and aid training by hosting summer schools.

Yellowknife Garden Metals Study

The Yellowknife Garden Metals Study (YKGMS) collects information on the amount of arsenic and other mining related contaminants (antimony, cadmium, lead, manganese, copper, zinc, and vanadium) in backyard garden soils and produce in Yellowknife (YK), Ndilo, Dettah and surrounding area.


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