Specific project goals

Our primary goal is to create a highly collaborative approach for human connection and scientific innovation using mechanisms for knowledge co-production and exchange, while providing training for partners, researchers, and Inuit.

To work towards this goal we integrate:

Including Inuit community members in all training and research activities.

Facilitating training exchanges between Inuit and academic partners.

Pursuing interdisciplinary research focus teams that include Inuit co-leads.

Fill a gap in coastal ocean monitoring that can act as a link across regional, national and international ocean observation programmes.

Exploring and implementing novel research methods that transcend academic disciplines and formally integrate knowledge from both academics and Inuit rights holders.

Priority funding to support knowledge mobilization and co-development activities, specifically in supporting participation of academic and non-academic contributors of expert knowledge.

Creating a Knowledge Management Committee with representation from university and Inuit organizations to ensure data and information are collected and shared appropriately.

Following accredited project organization planning techniques such as invoking clearly defined roles and responsibilities and stage-based management.

Planning a "Knowledge Forum", an event aimed at bringing people from across the project together to connect with community members and receive input on every step of the research process:

  • address Inuit research priorities,
  • receive continuous feedback from project outcomes, and
  • determine the best way to communicate these outcomes in a respectful way, putting community needs first

Encouraging pursuit of interdisciplinary PhD programs at the Memorial University of Newfoundland and Dalhousie University and providing concrete pathways to do so.

Engaging with Ocean School to co-produce education objects through a philosophy of engagement shared with our project.

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