project . 2022 - 2025 . On going

Inuit Qaujisarnirmut Pilirijjutit on Arctic Shipping Risks in Inuit Nunangat

UK Research and Innovation
  • Funder: UK Research and InnovationProject code: NE/X002608/1
  • Funded under: NERC Funder Contribution: 378,037 GBP
  • Status: On going
  • Start Date
    05 May 2022
    End Date
    04 May 2025
Description
Diminishing sea ice due to climate change is making the Arctic Ocean more accessible. As a result, marine shipping within Inuit Nunangat waters is expected to increase dramatically in coming years as natural resources and shorter transit routes between Asia, Europe and North America are exploited. While the shipping industry plays a pivotal role in supporting the economy across Inuit Nunangat, increased Arctic shipping brings various threats to natural and cultural heritage in the region. These threats, which have wide-ranging consequences for the health, well-being and livelihoods of Inuit communities, need to be assessed and mitigated. This project has been co...
Description
Diminishing sea ice due to climate change is making the Arctic Ocean more accessible. As a result, marine shipping within Inuit Nunangat waters is expected to increase dramatically in coming years as natural resources and shorter transit routes between Asia, Europe and North America are exploited. While the shipping industry plays a pivotal role in supporting the economy across Inuit Nunangat, increased Arctic shipping brings various threats to natural and cultural heritage in the region. These threats, which have wide-ranging consequences for the health, well-being and livelihoods of Inuit communities, need to be assessed and mitigated. This project has been co...
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