s3.9.3: Does the project proposal involve scientific research?
If yes, will the applicant integrate all available and relevant local and traditional knowledge when conducting its research?
Consultation with Nunavut Research Institute:
s3.9.5: Has the applicant consulted with the Nunavut Research Institute about research topics that would benefit or interest local residents?
i. Describe the results of your consultation.
During March 2017, a member of the field team visited Iqaluit to present a lecture to Arctic College, and a community seminar through the Nunavut Research Institute (NRI). As a follow-up, we will develop a workshop on moss biomonitoring given its relevance to community-based monitoring. This workshop will be delivered via NRI and Arctic College. During the proposed field visit to Pond Inlet, we also hope to deliver a community seminar focusing on air pollution, lake chemistry and moss biomonitoring, in the context of community-based monitoring.
Local Services and Local Employment:
s3.9.4: Will the applicant rely on local services and employment where possible?
i. Describe the services retained and the people to be employed.
The field team will stay in the community of Pond Inlet to sample moss (Hylocomium Splendens) from foot-accessible sites within the region. The team will engage with community members to discuss the local use of Hylocomium Splendens, and discuss knowledge of it's location. In addition, it is anticipated that the field team will present a community seminar on the use of moss as a biomonitor of atmospheric pollution.
Communication on Scientific Research:
s3.2.8: The applicant will, at minimum, translate a summary of its work into Inuktitut and communicate with communities using language that is clear and non-technical. The results of all scientific re