Sustainable Nunatsiavut Futures

This project will look at rapidly changing environmental conditions in Northern Canada and the impacts on local communities who depend heavily on marine resources. The project will use both community-engaged research and scientific methods to co-produce knowledge about the marine ecosystem and enhance capacity in marine research.

Project details

Principal Investigator(s):
Eric Oliver, Amanda Bates, Rodd Laing
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Research Outcomes

About the research project

About the research

Academic and community researchers spanning multiple disciplines will engage in a process that values multiple knowledge systems to: 1) understand how coastal ecosystems are changing, 2) plan for those changes by developing sustainable management solutions in an inclusive and equitable way, and 3) enhance understanding around the application of transdisciplinary research in the marine environment that involves Inuit communities and academic partners. The project will help fill a large data gap in regions of Northern Canada that are characterized by seasonal sea ice and winter conditions for much of the year.

Read the Kickoff Workshop Series Reports from August 2020 - October 2020

Principal Investigators



  • Dalhousie University OFI/Canada
  • Memorial University  OFI/Canada
  • Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel (GEOMAR) OFI/International
  • Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute (WHOI) OFI/International
  • Nunatsiavut Government
  • Parks Canada
  • Oceana Canada
  • Oceans North
  • JASCO Applied Sciences (JASCO) Partner
  • Ocean School
  • RBR Development Associates Ltd.
  • Tula Foundation
  • Centre for Environmental Genomics Applications
  • Fisheries and Oceans Canada
  • Alaska Arctic Observatory and Knowledge Hub
  • Marine Global Earth Observatory
  • Marine Biodiversity Observation Network
  • Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society