February 17, 2021 (Virtual) – The Canadian Marine Shipping Risk Forum and the Coast and Ocean Risk Communication Community of Practice hosted the webinar Building a shared perspective on Arctic waters through community-engaged research.
The webinar focused on the inclusion of northern perspectives in identifying and communicating risks and opportunities associated with the changing Arctic environment, including implications for maritime shipping.
The webinar Building a shared perspective on Arctic waters through community-engaged research, hosted by the Canadian Marine Shipping Risk Forum (CMSRF) and the Coast and Ocean Risk Communication Community of Practice, welcomed close to 40 registrants from across Canada. Registrants learned about the different perspectives of three different rights holder and stakeholder groups with shared interests in the use and protection of Arctic waters, focusing on the research carried out under the Arctic Corridors and Northern Voices project.
This webinar is part of a larger series of events and activities the CMSRF is undertaking to help advance shipping risk knowledge and communication in Canada.
Workshop Overview & Objectives
This webinar’s goal was to introduce different perspectives around their shared interests in the use and protection of Canada’s Arctic waters, as both shipping corridors to assist development and facilitate transportation, and as cultural sites representing Inuit places of significance. Each panelist shared their connection to the Arctic Corridors and Northern Voices research project. The project was carried out in 14 communities across the Canadian Arctic and included 59 Inuit and Northern youth as community researchers. The results of involving local and Indigenous communities in this project included a series of community-specific maps to inform Arctic waters users about the significant socio-cultural, archaeological and ecological areas, and local travel routes for integration into the Low Impact Shipping Corridors.
Panelists addressed the key findings of this research initiative and the impacts of partnering with a local community, including impacts of youth engagement in community-based projects.
This hour-long event included presentations from three panelists. Dr. Natalie Carter from the University of Ottawa/McMaster University and the Arctic Corridors and Northern Voices, Shirley Tagalik of the Arviat Aqqiumavvik Society, and Keenan “Nooks” Lindell, also of the Aqqiumavvik Society. The event’s speaker profiles can be viewed here:
Workshop Recording & Presentations
Welcome and Introductions – Joel Finnis, Memorial University, St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador; Coast and Ocean Risk Communication Community of Practice Co-Lead
Arctic Corridors and Northern Voices Research – Dr. Natalie Carter, Department of Geography, Environment, and Geomatics at University of Ottawa and the School of Earth, Environment and Society at McMaster University
Building a shared perspective on Arctic waters through community-engaged research: Arviat’s Perspective – Shirley Tagalik, Volunteer Director, Arviat Aqqiumavvik Society
Impacts of Youth Engagement – Keenan “Nooks” Lindell, Ujjiqsuinniq Coodinator, Aqqiumavvik Society
Q&A – Joel Finnis, Memorial University, St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador; Coast and Ocean Risk Communication Community of Practice Co-Lead
About the Canadian Marine Shipping Risk Forum
The Canadian Marine Shipping Risk Forum is a Community of Practice addressing topics relating to the exploration of risks of, and to, shipping, generally within the Canadian region. It aims to provide an ongoing forum for communicating about and identifying potential collaborations on the state of the art for shipping modelling and risk in Canada. Learn more about this community of practice, here.
Published January 28, 2021
Last modified on March 10, 2021