Inuit Research Advisors

Past Projects (2004-2015)

Phase 1 (2004-2008)

During Phase 1 of ArcticNet, the Network’s 30 research projects focused on four main themes: the societies and ecosystems of the coastal Canadian High Arctic; the societies and coastal terrestrial ecosystems of the eastern Arctic; land-ocean interactions in Hudson Bay; and knowledge transfer, policies and strategies for adaptation.

Theme 1 - Climate Change Impacts in the Canadian High Arctic: a Comparative Study Along the East-West Gradient in Physical and Societal Conditions

Canada’s Arctic Waters in International Law and Diplomacy

Changes in Dietary Pattern and Impacts on Chronic Diseases Emergence

Coastal Vulnerability in a Warming Arctic

Contaminant Cycling in the Coastal Environment

Marine Productivity & Sustained Exploitation of Emerging Fisheries

The Opening NW Passage: Resources, Navigation, Sovereignty & Security

Warming Coastal Seas & Shrinking Sea Ice

Theme 2 - Food, Water and Resources in the Shifting N-S Thermal Gradient of the Terrestrial Eastern Canadian Arctic

Changing Food Diversity, Wildlife Patterns and Exploitation

Climate and Coastal Landscape Instability: Socio-Economic and Ecological Impacts

Climate Change in Northern Québec and Nunavik: Access to Territory and Resources

Climate impacts on the sentinel species Arctic char (Salvelinus alpinus) in northern Canada

Cultural Self-Determination, Endogenous Development and Environmental Changes

Emerging New Infectious Diseases in Humans and Wildlife

Warming the Tundra: Health, Biodiversity, and Greenhouse Gas Implications

Water Quality, Supply and Indicators of Change

Theme 3 - Managing the Largest Canadian Watershed in a New Climate: Land-ocean Interactions in Sub-Arctic Hudson Bay

Carbon & Contaminant Cycling in the Coastal Environment

Climate Variability / Change and Marine Ecosystem Resources in Hudson Bay

Nunatsiavut Nuluak: Baseline Inventory and Comparative Assessment of Three Northern Labrador Fiord-based Marine Ecosystems

Ocean-Ice-Atmosphere Coupling and Climate Variability

People and Environmental Change: Linking Traditional and Scientific Knowledge

Persistent Organic Pollutants and Human Health

The Hudson Bay Coastal Zone in a Changing Climate System

Theme 4 - Adapting to Change in the Canadian Arctic: Knowledge Transfer, Policies & Strategies

Climate Change, Key Traditional Food Species and Community Health in the Arctic

Conservation, economic development and community values: legal, policy and ethical perspectives

Projecting into the Future: the Canadian Arctic Environment, Tomorrow to 2100

Reducing Human Vulnerability to Environmental Changes in the Canadian Arctic

Science-Policy Interactions

Strengthening Climate Cooperation, Compliance & Coherence

Surveillance and Management of Climate Change Impacts in the North: Implications for Northern Public Health Policy and Infrastructure

Vulnerabilities and Adaptation to Meteorological and Related Hazards