The Arctic Institute of North America is a member of
The Integrated Management Node - Integrated Management, Complexity and Diversity of Use: Responding and Adapting to Change is an Ocean Management Research Network supported by SSHRC/DFO. It is designed to create knowledge for the application of critical thinking and best practice to oceans management in Canada. The node works with the other nodes of the Ocean Management National Research Network Initiative, and the National Secretariat, to create linkages, integrate lessons learned, transfer knowledge and help create an expert core of ocean researchers for the implementation of the Oceans Act and the development of an Oceans Management Strategy. Ms. Muir’s projects under the Integrated Management Node include:
1. Impacts and adaptation to climate change for coastal and marine areas of northern Canada
The Beaufort Sea Project for Climate Change is occurring in cooperation with the Integrated Management Node.
2. Reconciling Economic Development and Marine Conservation and Protection, Focusing on Offshore Hydrocarbon Activities, Shipping and Navigation
This research theme explores ways to reconcile offshore hydrocarbon activities and marine shipping and navigation, with marine conservation and protection, in the overall context of integrated oceans management.
3. Transboundary air and marine pollution affecting the Canadian Arctic Ocean, including coastal and marine areas, institutions and people
Research focuses on understanding existing and future impacts of transboundary air and marine pollution for the Canadian Arctic Ocean and adjacent land and coastal regions. This includes the examination of international agreements and conventions, regional agreements, domestic laws and policies and considering strategies for government, institutions, the Inuit and First Nations.
4. Environmental and wildlife issues for Hudson Bay
Environmental issues for Hudson Bay include transboundary air and marine pollution, existing and future hydroelectric development, hydrocarbon and mining development, and impacts of climatic change. Wildlife issues include subsistence and commercial uses, and management.
5. Watershed, estuary and coastal management within Canada and internationally
Comparative analysis of watershed, estuary, and coastal management for the Hudson Bay and other North American and European watersheds and estuaries; with the intent of promotion of dialogue and best practices for the management of watersheds, estuaries and adjacent coast regions. See also European Coastal and Marine Management and GIS Applications, which is a European application of the of the Beaufort Sea Project for Climate Change at www.beaufortseaclimatechange.com.
Investigator: Magdalena Muir, International Energy, Environmental, and Legal Services Ltd.
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