Who We Are
ArcticNet is a Network of Centres of Excellence of Canada that brings together more than 175 Arctic researchers, engineers and managers studying human health, natural and social sciences in the Arctic.
With partners from Inuit organizations, northern communities, 35 Canadian universities, eight federal and 11 provincial government agencies, ArcticNet works collaboratively with international research teams throughout Denmark, Finland, France, Greenland, Japan, Norway, Poland, Russia, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States, to study the impacts of climate change and modernization in the Canadian North.
The Impacts of Climate Change
In the rapidly changing Arctic region, shaped by climate change and modernization, environmental and socio-economic impacts are felt first and most severely in Arctic communities and territories.
The reduction of coastal sea-ice hinders Inuit traditional hunting, reduces the habitat of unique Arctic fauna, increases exposure of coastal communities to storms. Changes could soon open the way to intercontinental shipping, raising new challenges to Canadian sovereignty and security. In the terrestrial coastal environment, warmer temperatures and permafrost thaw disrupt transportation, buildings and other infrastructure.