Publications and CACCON News

Andrew Arreak of Pond Inlet and Memorial University’s northern most employee is featured in Motherboard’s ‘Humans of the Year’ segment, for his efforts to bring together Inuit and Arctic researchers so that “they can work together on projects that will benefit both groups”

Arctic Inspiration Prize 2016 for SmartICE. Read more about this achievement in the following articles:

Arctic outpost (November 2016) – Memorial University of Newfoundland’s northern most employee, Andrew Arreak, combines traditional ice knowledge with the latest technology in satellite tracking and ice sensing equipment to map ice conditions in a community-directed project in the Qikiqtaaluk Region of Nunavut.

Pilot project making winter travel safer for people in Pond Inlet, Nunavut (September 2016) – This article shows how community-driven research is building community knowledge, as well as people’s confidence in safe sea ice travel. Andrew Arreak, local SmartICE research coordinator, wants people to be safe and he tries to pass on the knowledge he is gaining to others in his community.

Inuit are Embedding Sensors in the Ice Because It’s Getting Dangerously Thin (September 2016) – This article about SmartICE, a CACCON-supported project, demonstrates how two Canadian Arctic communities (Nain, Labrador, and Pond Inlet, Nunavut) are sharing knowledge, experience and technology to track changes in sea ice for safe travel. Watch this video to see how it works!

Arctic sustainability research: toward a new agenda (August 2016) – “Arctic Sustainability is an issue of increasing concern within the Arctic and beyond it…..This paper presents a progress report on Arctic Sustainability research, identifies related knowledge gaps and provides recommendations for prioritizing research for the next decade.” Written by some of CACCON’s founding members and supporters of the Circum-Arctic Coastal Communities KnOwledge Network (CACCON).

A conversation about community sustainability (August 2016) –  Dr. Trevor Bell (CACCON co-founder and Professor at Memorial University) and Dr. Michelle Slaney (International co-ordinator for CACCON and the Arctic regional representative for Future Earth Coasts) have a chat with Patrick Arnell, who just completed a three month bicycle tour across Canada to raise awareness about community sustainability. An excerpt from that interview can be found here.

Exchanging knowledge inside a nuclear ice breaker: CACCON invited to share its vision at the first Arctic-COAST workshop in Murmansk, Russia (June 2016) – A short blog post, by Rudy Riedlsperger, who was one of several CACCON colleagues who took part in the Arctic-COAST workshop on Indicators, Resilience, and Governance in Arctic Coastal Social-Ecological Systems.

Turning Research Inside Out – Labrador Inuit Focus on Research Priorities that Strengthen Community Sustainability and Well-Being (June 2016) – Written by Professor Trevor Bell, this article is a success story about how Labrador Inuit reclaimed the research agenda for their communities, based on their own priorities, and through a collaborative approach which includes co-design of research and co-production of knowledge, are finding solutions to address the sustainability of their communities and well-being of their people.  This article originally appeared in the Newfoundland Quarterly (Vol.109).

CACCON White Paper – This White Paper was prepared for the 2016 Arctic Observing Summit in Fairbanks, Alaska, USA  (March 2016)

CACCON Workshop (3) Report – This workshop was held during the Arctic Science Summit Week (ASSW 2016) in Fairbanks, Alaska (March 2016)

CACCON Workshop (2) and Special Session Report – This is a summary of the special session and workshop that took place during the Arctic Change 2014 conference in Ottawa, Canada (December 2014)

Forbes, D.L. (editor). 2011. State of the Arctic Coast 2010 – Scientific Review and Outlook. International Arctic Science Committee, Land-Ocean Interactions in the Coastal Zone, Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme, International Permafrost Association. Helmholtz-Zentrum, Geesthacht, Germany, 178 p.