|Title||Description of the water depth survey and other geomatics datasets for Arviat, Nunavut / Description des données de bathymétrie et autres données géomatiques de Arviat, Nunavut|
|Author||Budkewitsch, P; Prévost, C; Pavlic, G; Pregitzer, M|
|Source||Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 6845, 2013, 32 pages, https://doi.org/10.4095/293351 (Open Access)|
|Publisher||Natural Resources Canada|
|Related||This publication is related to Budkewitsch, P; Prévost, C;
Pavlic, G; Pregitzer, M; (2013). Bathymetric mapping and monitoring for northern community impact assessment - Arviat, Nunavut, Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 6846|
|Lat/Long WENS||-94.5000 -94.0000 61.2500 61.0000|
|Subjects||hydrogeology; geophysics; Nature and Environment; groundwater; groundwater resources; groundwater surveys; groundwater regimes; groundwater levels; watersheds; surface waters; lake water; remote
sensing; satellite imagery; bathymetry|
|Illustrations||location maps; photographs; satellite images|
|Program||Climate Change Geoscience, Building Resilience to Climate Change in Canadian Communities|
|Released||2013 12 18|
|Abstract||A bathymetric map, and water related statistics of a lake close to the city of Arviat where produced following field work performed during the summer of 2009 by researchers from Canada Centre for Remote
Sensing in collaboration with staff from the Nunavut Research Institute. This field survey also permitted the acquisition of other geomatic datasets |
Since 2007, with support from Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC), a small team of
scientists from the Canada Centre for Remote Sensing were involved in a project to help characterize the water supply of Nunavut communities. This is a complex task involving the delineation of watersheds and estimation of the water volume of the
supply lake for the community. To estimate this water volume, a bathymetric map is produced based on field surveys using a depth sounder equipped with a GPS.
CCRS developed a low cost and easy to use technique to enable such depth surveys to be
rapidly carried out. The technology transfer aspect of the activity is aimed to allow Nunavut professionals to produce lake depth maps with low cost and easy to use tools and software. During the course of this project, between 2007 and 2009, these
initiatives allowed researchers, engineers, managers, planners and technical personnel to perform lake and watershed surveys of the communities of Iqaluit, Clyde River, Whale Cove and Arviat.
This document describes the digital datasets acquired
for Arviat and distributedto the Department of Community and Government Services, the Nunavut Research Institute, and the Department of Indian and Northern Affairs.
The enclosed datasets were produced under the ''Enhancing Resilience in a
Changing Climate Program'' of the Earth Sciences Sector, Natural Resources Canada. Several large format image maps were printed and distributed to the organisations identified above, and were also presented at several workshops.