News & Events

Call for Abstracts for Arctic Change 2020

The ArcticNet Network of Centres of Excellence and its partners invite the circum-Arctic research community to the international Arctic Change 2020 (#AC2020) conference which will be hosted online from December 7-10.
 
The NMC, along with ICC-Canada, will be co-chairing Session NPD63: ‘A Transformational Approach to Inuit Marine Governance and Ecosystem Based Management’. To submit your abstract for either a presentation or an e-poster by September 8, 2020, visit:

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Strategic Assessment of Climate Change Published

The Strategic Assessment of Climate Change (SACC) was published on July 16, 2020.  The SACC will enable consistent, predictable, efficient and transparent consideration of climate change throughout federal impact assessments  The SACC is available at:  https://www.strategicassessmentclimatechange.ca/15112/widgets/61020/documents/36886.

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Government of Canada joins Global Ocean Alliance to reach 30% marine protection by 2030

The Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Bernadette Jordan, announced Canada has joined the United Kingdom and other countries in the Global Ocean Alliance. The Alliance's goal is to advocate with international partners for ambitious ocean action to protect at least 30 per cent of the world's oceans through the establishment of marine protected areas and other effective area-based marine conservation measures by 2030.

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NMC Advice Provided

The Nunavut Marine Council has provided advice to the Government of Canada regarding a ban on the use and carriage of heavy fuel oil as fuel by ships operating in Arctic waters. The letter to the Minister of Transport and the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard is available under the Documents tab.

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Update Received

ArcticNet has added a dedicated COVID-19 page to its website providing useful and current information such as regional advisories regarding field work restrictions, project timelines and budgets, as well as external links of interest. Questions can be sent to arcticnet@arcticnet.ulaval.ca. More information and regular updates can be found at: https://arcticnet.ulaval.ca/covid-19-update

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