Training, Monitoring, and Sharing Sea Ice Expertise: Implementing the Clyde River Climate Change Adaptation Action Plan

The sea ice monitoring in Clyde River (started in 2006) was continued with the installation, monitoring, and removal of stations on sea ice according to the method outlined in the program's handbook: The data obtained through monitoring was archived at the Ittaq Heritage and Research Centre. Six local sea ice experts developed and delivered sea ice safety and self-rescue training, involving sessions for youth (taking classes out for on-the-ice trips over a period of five days) and sessions for hunters (also involving on-the-ice trips as a part of a week-long course). GPS and ice pick models were researched to determine the best for purchase and inclusion in a community sea ice safety tool collection available for community members to sign out and use, following a 2-day GPS training workshop. An interpreter attended planning meetings with the six sea ice experts and on-the-ice training sessions to take notes and compile them into a reference book for sea ice safety for local use and as a reference for other organizations and Nunavut communities. Three representatives traveled to Pangnirtung to train new sea ice monitors in the community, using the same methodology as in Clyde River. The archiving of data and sharing of results was a responsibility taken on by the Hamlet of Pangnirtung.

Metadata Access
Creator Ilisaqsivik Society - Ittaq Heritage and Research Centre
Publisher Canadian Cryospheric Information Network
Contributor Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada
Publication Year 2015
Rights Public
Language English
Discipline Environmental Research
Spatial Coverage (70N-70N,69W-69W)
Temporal Coverage Begin 2009-04-01T11:59:59Z
Temporal Coverage End 2010-03-31T11:59:59Z