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A polynya in the Arctic Ocean.

Campaign Milestone

Oceans North’s Place in a Warming World

In order to achieve a sustainable, low-carbon future, 2020 must begin a decade of unprecedented climate action.
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Marine biologist Kristin Westdal, of Oceans North, navigates around a meltwater pond, Mittimatalik (Pond Inlet), Nunavut.

Floe Edge Blog

A Message from Oceans North

As the COVID-19 pandemic sweeps across this country and the world, we are facing a time of great uncertainty and anxiety. First and foremost, our priority must be to do what is necessary to stop the spread of this virus and protect our loved ones and communities.
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The community of Inukjuak, Nunavik in winter with frozen Hudson Bay in the distance.

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Marine Conservation in Inukjuak during COVID-19

Inuit leaders in Inukjuak, Nunavik, are partnering with Oceans North, to work on a marine conservation area for Arqvilliit (meaning place where you see bowhead whales in Inuktitut) in northeastern Hudson Bay.
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Aerial view over Baffin Bay.


How We Can Limit Fishing North of 72°N

There is a way to both protect the area and preserve the opportunity to fish in the future.
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A map of what is now the Canadian Arctic from 1775. While our knowledge has improved, there remains much we don't know about Arctic ecosystems and the impact commercial fishing could have.


Why We Should Limit Fishing North of 72°N

Industrial-scale commercial fishing poses a threat to the ecosystem and to future community-based fisheries.
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Oceans North Executive Director Louie Porta at the JPAC meeting in Toro Negro, Puerto Rico.

Travel Story

Lessons in Community Resilience

What recovering from disasters can teach us about adapting to our shared future.
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Part of Thomas Raddall Provincial Park, displayed in 2D using aerial imagery collected by the drone.


How Drones Can Help Nova Scotia Communities Adapt to Climate Change

Maps can help people better understand and visualize the threats our coastline is facing, as well as help identify current and future issues.
Microplastics Sampling in Pond Inlet

Collecting seawater samples through the ice outside Pond Inlet, Nunavut.

Floe Edge Blog

Pilot Program Conducts Ocean Plastics Workshop with Youth from Nunavut’s Pond Inlet

The Arctic Community Ocean Plastics Initiative samples seawater to look for microplastics and trains northern youth to build capacity for community-based plastic monitoring in the Arctic.