Links to other agencies with a marine- or arctic-focused mandate which are undertaking initiatives or other work of interest to the NMC and offer access to valuable marine resources:


  • Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK) is the national representative organization protecting and advancing the rights and interests of Inuit in Canada.


  • Clear Seas Centre for Responsible Marine Shipping: The Clear Seas Centre for Responsible Marine Shipping is an independent research centre that promotes safe and sustainable marine shipping in Canada.


  • National Research Council Canada – Arctic Program: The National Research Council (NRC) is the Government of Canada’s premier research organization supporting industrial innovation, the advancement of knowledge and technology, and fulfilling government mandates. The NRC’s Arctic Program develops technologies that will ensure the sustainable and low-impact development of the North while also increasing the quality of life for Northerners through more reliable and relevant infrastructure.


  • Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators (AECO): Founded in 2003, AECO represents the concerns and views of arctic expedition cruise operators. AECO is dedicated to managing responsible, environmentally friendly and safe tourism in the Arctic and strives to set the highest possible operating standards. Access the AECO website to review guidelines for visitors to the Arctic, as well as biodiversity guidelines, wildlife guidelines, and operational guidelines for the expedition cruise industry.  


  • Hudson Bay Consortium: The Hudson Bay Inland Sea Initiative (HBISI) in partnership with the Nunavut Hudson Bay Inter-Agency Working Group (NTK) and the Arctic Eider Society (SEA~AES) are now leading the charge towards leveraging participation of government, engaging stakeholders and establishing an inter-jurisdictional consortium for research and environmental governance in Hudson Bay, i.e. the Hudson Bay Consortium (HBC).


  • Nunavut Fisheries Training Consortium (NFTC): A not-for-profit organization created in 2005 to provide training opportunities to Nunavut beneficiaries interested in pursuing careers in the fishing industry.    


  • Nunavut Aquatic Monitoring Program (N-CAMP): Operating under the Fisheries and Sealing Division of the Government of Nunavut’s Department of Environment, the Nunavut Community Aquatic Monitoring Program (N-CAMP) is currently being developed to train Nunavummiut in basic fisheries and aquatic monitoring techniques. The certified training modules are based on other Canadian aquatic monitoring protocols, but adapted for Arctic conditions, and incorporating Inuit Qaujimajatuqangitprinciples into the content and delivery methods.    


  • Nunavut Research Institute (NRI): Your gateway to scientific research in Nunavut, the Nunavut Research Institute (NRI) licenses and coordinates scientific research in the health, natural, and social research fields, as required under Nunavut's Scientists Act.  NRI acts as a clearing house for information on research in Nunavut, providing mentorship, guidance, and support to scientists working throughout the territory.  NRI ensures that Nunavummiut are consulted and engaged in research while heling to broker research partnerships that address needs and concerns of Nunavummiut. Visit NRI online to access annual compendiums of licensed research occurring in Nunavut since the territory’s creation in 1996.  


  • Nunavut Tourism: A not-for-profit membership association, Nunavut Tourism encourages tourism development by providing specialized knowledge and expertise in five key areas: marketing, research, industry, and visitor services. The Nunavut Tourism website provides an interactive map and background information regarding tourism activities available in Nunavut’s marine areas.  


  • Oceans North Canada: Led by The Pew Charitable Trusts in partnership with Ducks Unlimited Canada, Oceans North Canada promotes science- and community-based conservation of Canada’s Arctic Ocean and the resulting well-being of indigenous Arctic residents who rely upon its natural wealth. Visit the Oceans North Canada website to learn more about their work with Arctic residents in Canada to support science-based policies consistent with indigenous land claims and traditional practices for sustainable commercial fishing, environmentally responsible offshore hydrocarbon development and oil spill standards, and appropriate Arctic shipping safety rules.  


  • Polar Knowledge Canada (POLAR): Polar Knowledge Canada (POLAR) is on the cutting edge of Arctic issues and strengthens Canada's position internationally as a leader in polar science and technology. POLAR also promotes the development and distribution of knowledge of other circumpolar regions, including Antarctica. It will provide a world-class hub for science and technology research in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut called the Canadian High Arctic Research Station (CHARS). Learn more about CHARS and access reports on the state of Northern Knowledge in Canada and the state of environmental monitoring in Northern Canada by visiting the POLAR website.  


  • Protection of the Arctic Marine Environment (PAME): Increased economic activity and significant changes due to climatic processes are resulting in increased use, opportunities and threats to the Arctic marine and coastal environments.  These predicted changes require more integrated approaches to address both existing and emerging challenges of the Arctic marine and coastal environments. Established as a working group of the Arctic Council, PAME's mandate is to address policy and non-emergency pollution prevention and control measures related to the protection of the Arctic marine environment from both land and sea-based activities. These include coordinated action programmes and guidelines complementing existing legal arrangements.