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    ArcticNet Project 1: The Northwest Passage at the end of the Last Glaciation. ArcticNet Project 2: River sampling during 2017 ArcticNet expedition

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These two ArcticNet subprojects constitute an amendment to the ArcticNet ship-based scientific license (NIRB# 06YN071) for activities conducted from the Canadian research icebreaker CCGS Amundsen. The proposed activities include river and shore sampling. Descriptions of both sub-projects are attached as PDFs containing English, Inuktitut and Inuinnaqtun versions.
Project 1:
Project Title: The Northwest Passage at the end of the Last Glaciation
ArcticNet Researcher: Dr. Mark Furze, MacEwan University
Project Location: Maxwell Bay, Devon Island, Nunavut
Planned activities: Beach surveys on foot and collection of a small number of empty beach shells (5-10) (no excavations required) for radiocarbon dating.
Dates: 1 day between 30 July and 10 August 2017

Project 2
Project title: River sampling during 2017 ArcticNet expedition
ArcticNet Researcher: Dr. Cara Manning, University of British Columbia
Project location: Rivers in the Kitikmeot and Qikiqtaaluk regions, Nunavut (list of rivers provided in the attached proposal; A few (not all) of these sampling locations will be selected from this list during the ArcticNet research cruise, based on factors such as weather).
Planned activities: Collection of river water samples for chemical analysis, including measurement of greenhouse gases.
Dates: Depending on the Amundsen cruise track, between 30 July and 17 August 2017.

Assessment Phase / Activity
  • Application screening started 2017-06-08
  • Commenting period 2017-06-26
  • Received Comment submissions from Parties: Notice re comments received 2017-06-27
  • Extention to Screening Deadline requested 2017-07-17
  • Board voting 2017-07-24
  • SDR Issued 2017-07-26
  • NOI Issued 2017-07-26
  • Application screening completed 2017-07-26
  • Exempt from Screening 2017-09-13
  • Exempt from Screening 2018-07-30
  • Kitikmeot
  • North Baffin
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