The Arctic Institute of North America is a member of
This is a two-year collaborative Canada/US research project funded by the Cooperative Institute for Arctic Research (CIFAR), based at the University of Alaska. The research will examine the impact of chemical pollutants on the human ecology of four Arctic marine communities whose livelihood and food sources are dependent on marine resources.
A fundamental feature of this research is building capacity within the community. Community members will be trained to collect scientific and indigenous knowledge that will inform the project on the impact of chemical pollutants. This information is expected to have immediate impact on the formulation of policies related to future industrial development and the existing subsistence economies of the region.
The four project sites are Uluqsaqtuuq (Holman), N.W.T., Canada, Point Hope and Nuiqsat, Alaska, USA and New Chaplino, Russia.
For more information please contact the investigators.
Investigator: Karim-Aly Kassam
Investigator: Derek Muir, Research Scientist, Environmental Organic Chemistry, Aquatic Ecosystem Conservation Branch, National Water Institute
Investigator: Dave Norton
Investigator: Todd O’Hara, Research Biologist, Department of Wildlife Management, North Slope Borough
|Canada: University of Calgary
2500 University Drive N.W.
Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2N 1N4
Telephone: (403) 220-7515
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|USA: University of Alaska
P.O. Box 6808 Rasmuson Library
Fairbanks, Alaska USA 99775-6808
Telephone: (907) 474-7450
Fax: (907) 474-7290