Webinar — Lessons Learned from Community-Engaged Research and Capacity Enhancement: North-South Collaborations to Support Low-Impact Arctic Shipping Corridors Decision-Making

May 7, 2021, 9:30 AM (PDT) – Join the Canadian Marine Shipping Risk Forum and the Coast and Ocean Risk Communication Community of Practice for the webinar Lessons Learned from Community-Engaged Research and Capacity Enhancement: North-South Collaborations to Support Low-Impact Arctic Shipping Corridors Decision-Making

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About the Webinar

This is 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 session will focus 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.

The session will be moderated by Dr. Amber Silver, Assistant Professor at University at Albany and CORC CoP Co-Lead, and will feature presentations from:

  • Natalie Carter, project Community Research Lead, University of Ottawa – Benefits, challenges and lessons learned.
  • Shirley Tagalik, Arviat Aqqiumavvik Society – Unexpected outcomes relevant to safety issues with marine shipping and travel, ice monitoring and mapping and infrastructure locations.
  • Natasha Simonee, community researcher and partner in Mittimatalik, Nunavut – Insights from her involvement with the project and suggestions for communicating and working with community partners.

This event is free and open to all people and organizations working in or conducting research on shipping risk.

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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 April 23, 2021