Coastal First Nations Geographic Response Strategies Development

The CFN RFA contracted Nuka Research to develop a multi-year-long workflow for thirteen coastal Nations to broaden their marine response capacity. With collaboration from community members, 230 geographic response strategies have been created thus far. Each GRS was prepared with local knowledge on sensitivities, on-water operating environments, deployment considerations, navigational and safety hazards, etc., and … Read more

Arctic Shipping and Oil Spills: A Learning Exchange for Communities

Elise DeCola, General Manager and Principal Consultant, facilitates a group discussion on Arctic shipping risks and oil spill preparedness in Iqaluit, Nunavut (November 2017).

Diminishing sea ice and development pressures have led to increased Arctic shipping, which in turn increases the risk of oil spills from ships. The impacts of a spill would be borne by the communities in the region, who depend on healthy and clean marine waters for the majority of their food. Despite the severe consequences … Read more