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Inuit Sea Ice Use and Occupancy Project [IPY]


ISIUOP Overview (2006 - 2011)

Building upon, and expanding, the previous sea ice research in Cape Dorset, Igloolik, and Pangnirtung, we are fortunate to now be a part of - and contribute to - the Inuit Sea Ice Use and Occupancy Project (ISIUOP), funded by the Government of Canada International Polar Year (IPY) ProgramGita Laidler is helping to coordinate the project, which is lead by Claudio Aporta, as well as continue with the collaborative sea ice research.  This project also expands our collaboration to other communities in Nunavut (Clyde River) and Nunavik (Kangiqsujuaq, Kangiqsualujjuaq, and Akulivik), as well as other researchers at the National Snow and Ice Data Centre (NSIDC) and Trent University).  This is a major portion of the research I was undertaking as part of my SSHRC-funded postdoctoral research position, but it is also an important step forward in improving northern and Inuit knowledge content in accessible, online, educational materials in Nunavut.  Graduate students and community researchers are also making essential contributions to the progress of this project.  In addition, this work is facilitated by close collaborations with the Government of Nunavut (Departments of Education, and Culture, Language, Elders, and Youth (CLEY), Nunavut Arctic College, and individual communities. 

For more information on this project, please visit the official project website: