Floe Edge Blog

A small local vessel near drift ice, Mittimatalik (Pond Inlet), Nunavut.

In late 2017, a new Arctic highway linked Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk, N.W.T. for the first time.

Sponges, soft corals, crinoids, bryozoans and hydroids cover the seafloor of Davis Strait in the eastern Canadian Arctic.

Mary Simon (m) with Jaypoody Alivaqtuq (l) and Kono Tattuinee (r) in Bathurst Inlet during the C-3 Expedition in 2017.

What We’re Working On

Sealskin kamiks, Mittimatalik (Pond Inlet), Nunavut.

Arctic Science & Indigenous Knowledge

Sustainable Arctic conservation draws on the best information to support a healthy marine environment and thriving Arctic communities.

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Torngat Fjords, Nunatsiavut.

Indigenous Protected Areas & Marine Conservation

Building a network of Arctic marine conservation areas identified and managed by Inuit will encourage resilient ecosystems that support a traditional way of life.

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A freighter canoe passes the luxury cruise ship Crystal Serenity in Mittimatalik (Pond Inlet), Nunavut.

Industry & the New North

Sustainable, science-based rules are needed to protect people and wildlife as climate change opens new areas of the Arctic Ocean to shipping, commercial fishing and other industries.

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Staff brave the bugs while collecting data on belugas for Inuvialuit community-based monitoring program near Paulatuk, Northwest Territories.

Conservation Jobs & Training

Indigenous Arctic experts should be hired to oversee marine conservation areas and monitor ecosystems.

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