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TitreRegional geography of the eastern Canadian Arctic
AuteurBrown, T M; Bell, T; Forbes, D L
SourceFrom science to policy in the eastern Canadian Arctic: an integrated regional impact study (IRIS) of climate change and modernization; par Bell, T (éd.); Brown, T (éd.); 2018 p. 27-51 (Accès ouvert)
LiensOnline - En ligne (complete volume - volume complet, pdf, 26.2 MB)
Séries alt.Ressources naturelles Canada, Contribution externe 20180175
ÉditeurArcticNet |a Québec, Canada (Québec, Canada)
Mediapapier; en ligne; numérique
SNRC15; 16; 25; 26; 27; 28; 29; 35M; 35N; 35O; 35P; 36; 37; 38; 39; 45; 46; 47; 48; 49; 55; 56; 57; 58; 59; 65A; 65H; 65I; 65P; 66A; 66H; 67D; 67E; 67H; 68; 69; 78; 79; 120; 340; 560
RégionEastern Arctic; Canadian Arctic
Lat/Long OENS-110.0000 -52.0000 84.0000 60.0000
Sujetsetudes de l'environnement; effets sur l'environnement; climat; écosystèmes; physiographie; organismes marins; benthos; ressources; minéraux; ressources pétrolières; pétrole; gaz; milieu côtièr; milieux marins; géologie du substratum rocheux; sediments; glace; neige; pergélisol; glace fossile; végétation; océanographie; courants; aménagement régional; gouvernements; pêcheries; géographie; démographie; Autochtones; langue autochtone; culture autochtone; Inuit; changement climatique; sécurité; faune; protection de l'environnement; aire marine de conservation; biologie; flore; poisson; gestion; Autochtones; culture autochtone; langue autochtone; géologie de l'environnement; géologie marine; Économie et industrie; Santé et sécurité; Société et culture; géologie économique; combustibles fossiles; géologie générale; Nature et environnement
Illustrationsphotographies; cartes de localisation; histogrammes; croquis cartographiques; tableaux
ProgrammeGéosciences de changements climatiques, Infrastructure côtière
Diffusé2018 01 01
Résumé(disponible en anglais seulement)
The Qikiqtaaluk and Kivalliq regions are the two most populated regions in Nunavut, with over 29 000 people in 20 communities. These two regions are part of the Integrated Regional Impact Study (IRIS) 2 region, otherwise referred to as the Eastern Canadian Arctic. This region is characterized by few terrestrial and marine mammals and avian fauna relative to the species-rich benthic marine fauna. Low annual productivity is characteristic of most of the region, except for areas which tend to be ice free in the winter. The region is faced with many social and cultural challenges, which include inadequate housing, food insecurity, health and education issues, and efforts to support the retention of Inuit language and culture. The region is experiencing some of the most rapid warming in the Canadian Arctic, posing a serious threat for safety and well-being of Inuit and the wildlife upon which they depend. This chapter provides a description and overview of the IRIS 2 region and introduces many of the organizations that are responsible for protecting the region's people, culture, environment (land, air, water), and wildlife. These organizations, in collaboration with others, are involved in gathering traditional and scientific knowledge that will help the region adapt to and mitigate the impacts of climate change.