Terrestrial Systems

Current research projects (2019-2024)

The effects of coastal storms on beaches in and around Cabin/Camping areas, Ausuittuq, Nunavut

The beach is vital to the way of life in Grise Fjord. The beach is where we store the boats, snowmobiles, kamutiks, and shacks full of equipment (for convenient access to the sea and ice to be able to go hunt our food or help anyone in need). The community butcher stores their meat at the beach (so polar bears don’t come into town). Sled dogs or guard dogs are usually at the beach to protect the community from bears. The beach is where kids play and learn about the environment and dangers of both sea and land. The beach ensures food security, safety, and a safe place to learn. Cabins and shelters are also located along the beach, near Jones Sound, between Narqsa and Arqsarvik (Lee Point). This area is affected by declining, and even sometimes unstable, sea ice coverage, and therefore strong storm impacts in the fall. In this project, we want to gain more knowledge on cabin and campsite exposure to increasing storm intensity and waves in order to better adapt to climate change.

Sijjavu Qanutigi Mallingnu Nungutauvalianinga Qauyisaqniq Illuralaaravitinni Ammalu Sinittaraiqvitinni, Asuittuq, Nunavut

Piliriaksami sivuliqtut: Noah, Terry

Ikajuqtuijuq Timiujuq: Ausuittuq Adventures

Namiinninga: Grise Fiord

Sijjaq pimmariuvut inuusinginnut Ausiutturmi. Sijjami umiiriqattaqtugut, qamutaujavut sinaaniippattut, qamutivut, ammalu illuralaat sunakkutaaqaqviit (auinnaugiaqsimajut tariurmuurniaqtunut sikumullu). Nunalinni niqinik iguttiriji sinaani niqiqautiqaqpattut (nanuit nunalinnuuqunagit) Qimmiiit qimuksirutiit ugvaluunnitt qimmigijaujut sinaanippattut saputiqullugit nunalinnik tikiraaqtaugutik nanurnut. Sijjami nutaqqat pinnguaqattaqtut ilinniarutiqaqpattutillu avatiminnik ulurianaqtuugunnarninganillu imaup nunaullu. Sijja niqiqarnirmik sapujjigiaqpattuq, attanairiaqsimalluni, ilivvitsatsiangullunillu. Illuralaat sirluallu sijjamiippattut, qanigijaani Jones Sound, akunniani Narqsa ammalu Arqsarvik. Taavanna attuqtausimajuq sikuqannginiqsauvaliqtuni, taimaimmat silarmillutuaruni attuiniqallarippattuq ukiaksaakkut. Tamatumani piliriaksarmi, ilikkannirumavugut illuralaat aullaaqsimaviillu attuqtausimanigninnik silatsiangunnginniqsauvanninganut tukisimaniqsauqullugit silaup asijjipallianinganik.