Arctic Corridors and Northern Voices: Governing marine transportation in the Canadian Arctic (Pond Inlet, Nunavut community report)

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Title: Arctic Corridors and Northern Voices: Governing marine transportation in the Canadian Arctic (Pond Inlet, Nunavut community report)
Authors: Carter, Natalie Ann
Dawson, Jackie
Joyce, Jenna
Ogilvie, Annika
Weber, Melissa
Date: 2018-02-23
Abstract: Ship traffic in the Canadian Arctic nearly tripled between 1990 and 2015. Most of that increase happened in Nunavut waters. Corridors have been mapped in the Arctic Ocean as part of the Low Impact Shipping Corridors Initiative co-led by Transport Canada, the Canadian Coast Guard, and Canadian Hydrographic Service. Low impact shipping corridors are the current framework for governing shipping in the Canadian Arctic. The intent of the low impact shipping corridors is to reduce the likelihood of marine incidents by providing predictable levels of service to mariners transiting the corridors. Identification of Inuit and northerners’ perspectives on the potential impacts of marine vessels on marine areas used for cultural and livelihood activities, and on community members, and the inclusion of Inuit and northerners’ voices in the development of potential management strategies for the low impact shipping corridors and Arctic marine transportation are key considerations in the current prioritization of the corridors. This report reflects opinions gathered through participatory mapping, focus group discussions, and interviews with Pond Inlet community members who were identified by local organizations as key knowledge holders. Analyses were aimed at understanding Inuit and northerners’ perspectives on the potential impacts of marine transportation on local marine use areas and community members, and on identification of potential management strategies for the low impact shipping corridors and for Arctic marine vessels management. This report was validated by the research participants.
URL: www.arcticcorridors.ca
www.espg.ca
http://hdl.handle.net/10393/37271
DOI: 10.20381/RUOR37271
CollectionGéographie // Geography - Publications
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