May 7, 2021 (Virtual) – The Canadian Marine Shipping Risk Forum (CMSRF) and the Coast and Ocean Risk Communication Community of Practice hosted the webinar Lessons Learned from Community-Engaged Research and Capacity Enhancement: North-South Collaborations to Support Low-Impact Arctic Shipping Corridors Decision-Making.
This was the second of two webinars exploring topics related to community-driven research carried out under the University of Ottawa-led Arctic Corridors and Northern Voices research project. The project involved 14 communities across Arctic Canada, including 59 Inuit and Northern youth as community researchers, and resulted in 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 framework.
This webinar was part of a larger series of events and activities the CMSRF is undertaking to help advance shipping risk knowledge and communication in Canada.
Webinar Overview & Objectives
With close to 80 participants from across Canada and abroad, this session focused on the ‘lessons learned’ from the project from the perspectives of the academic research community, community partners, and youth community researchers, with potential lessons for industry and government representatives who are interested in collaborating with Northern communities.
This 90-minute 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 Natasha Simonee, a community researcher and partner in Mittimatalik, Nunavut. The event’s speaker profiles can be viewed here:
Webinar Recording & Presentations
Welcome and Introductions – Dr. Amber Silver, Assistant Professor at University at Albany; Coast and Ocean Risk Communication Community of Practice Co-Lead
Benefits, challenges and lessons learned – Dr. Natalie Carter, project Community Research Lead, University of Ottawa
Unexpected outcomes relevant to safety issues with marine shipping and travel, ice monitoring and mapping and infrastructure locations – Shirley Tagalik, Arviat Aqqiumavvik Society
Insights from her involvement with the project and suggestions for communicating and working with community partners – Natasha Simonee, community researcher and partner in Mittimatalik, Nunavut
About the Canadian Marine Shipping Risk Forum
The Canadian Marine Shipping Risk Forum is a Community of Practice (CoP), addressing topics relating to the exploration of risks of, and to, shipping, mostly within Canada. 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.
About the Coast and Ocean Risk Communication Community of Practice
The Coast and Ocean Risk Communication CoP is a forum for people and organizations interested in building knowledge and best practices around communicating risk of coastal or marine hazards. Hazards include maritime traffic, hazardous spills, marine pollution, extreme weather, tsunamis and earthquakes, sea level rise, sea-ice, and others. Learn more about this community of practice, here.
Both communities of practice are sponsored by the Marine Environmental Observation, Prediction and Response Network (MEOPAR), a federally-funded Network of Centres of Excellence.
Published April 21, 2021
Last modified on May 25, 2021