Video: Preparing for Changes in Arctic Waters – From Industry, Oil Spills, and Ocean Acidification – JD Irving

Video: Preparing for Changes in Arctic Waters – From Industry, Oil Spills, and Ocean Acidification – JD Irving

by ahnationtalk on May 24, 2016219 Views

May 24, 2016

Irving Shipbuilding and the Marine Environmental Observation Prediction & Response Network (MEOPAR) are providing $305,000 in support of a University of Calgary research project on marine environmental observation, prediction, and response plans for Canada’s Arctic.

In partnership with the Arctic Research Foundation, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, and groups such as the Ekaluktutiak Hunters and Trappers Organization, Dr. Brent Else and his team at the University of Calgary will work with community members from Cambridge Bay, Nunavut to study the vulnerability of marine ecosystems to external pressures from industry, oil spills, ocean acidification and other impacts.

“This data will be used to develop response plans to prepare at-risk areas to react to threats as they occur including a plan to mitigate oil spill events, and identifying locations vulnerable to ocean acidification,” said Dr. Else.

Read More: https://www.jdirving.com/BlogPage.aspx?id=3092&blogid=74

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