News & Events

Funding Available: Inuit Nunangat Research Program Call for Proposals

ArcticNet is proud to support the release of the Inuit Nunangat Research Program (INRP)’s Call for Proposals (CFP). This is an exciting opportunity for Inuit to lead research without having to partner with a southern university, and to propose projects on issues that matter to their communities. The INRP is the first Inuit-led, directed and governed research program in Canada funded under the new North by North Program,
 

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Extension of measures pertaining to cruise ships and pleasure craft

The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Marc Garneau, announced the extension of measures pertaining to cruise ships and pleasure craft until February 28, 2021. This means:
•    Cruise ships with overnight accommodations carrying more than 100 people continue to be prohibited from operating in Canadian waters.
•    All other passenger vessels must continue following provincial, territorial, local and regional health authority guidance.

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Opportunity for input: Ocean Noise Strategy

The Government of Canada is seeking input on a proposed framework that will be used to develop an Ocean Noise Strategy for Canada. This Strategy will build on important work completed to date and be a coordinated and forward-looking plan to help address the impacts of underwater noise caused by human activity on our marine environment. The feedback received on this discussion document will inform next steps for the development of the Ocean Noise Strategy.

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Update Received

The Working Group on the Arctic Acoustic Environment (AAE) of the International Quiet Ocean Experiment (IQOE) is planning a Virtual Conference on Acoustics in the Arctic Ocean. The purpose of the conference is to share recent results from the international community of scientists working on acoustic and bioacoustic research in the Arctic region. The conference will be held on 11-12 November 2020.

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Schedule of Ships Transiting

The Nunavut Marine Council would like to inform Nunavummiut of the following general cargo vessels be transiting through Nunavut waters in October with no ports of call in the Canadian Arctic. Updates may be provided as they become available.

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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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