Regional Indicators for Marine Monitoring in the Inuvialuit Settlement Region, Canada

The use of indicators as a monitoring tool has increased globally within the recent years. Indicators can be an important tools for management of resources, however selection of indicators requires clear management objectives. To ensure efficiency and desired outcomes from monitoring programs, coordination among managing agencies is ideal to reduce cost and increase efficiency, especially in the Arctic. Here, we present the process of coordinating management objectives across all regional managing agencies within the Inuvialuit Settlement Region (ISR). We outline the process of knowledge co-production and the integration of all perspectives at the regional level to develop core objectives to suit multi-agency stakeholders and the local communities. The general steps presented are: (1) concentration of core documents from regional management agencies, (2) identification of priority objectives, and (3) selection of final core objectives through multi-stakeholder meetings. Inclusion of management, communities, science, and industry through the Beaufort Sea Partnership platform allows for multiple perspectives to be incorporated into the generation and validation of core regional objectives through literature reviews, and a series of formal and informal meetings, core objectives were identified as priorities for management across co-management agencies. We present this core set of objectives as a step to streamlining monitoring efforts across the ISR, and to select indicators against in future research endeavors.

Metadata Access
Creator Hoover, Carie;Loseto, Lisa
Publisher Canadian Cryospheric Information Network
Contributor University of Manitoba
Publication Year 2016
Rights Limited
Language English
Discipline Environmental Research
Spatial Coverage (68N-72N,136W-120W)
Temporal Coverage Begin 2015-06-01T11:59:59Z
Temporal Coverage End 2018-03-31T11:59:59Z