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Consolidating international collaboration in the study of the changing arctic martin fortier phd

Consolidating International Collaboration

in the Study of the Changing Arctic

Martin Fortier, PhD

Executive Director, ArcticNet


Consolidating international collaboration in the study of the changing arctic martin fortier phd

In the last 10 years, our academic-led Arctic Research Consortium has secured investments of over 150 million dollars from the Government of Canada, in support of Canadian-led, international efforts to study the changing Canadian Arctic

  • International North Water Polynya Study (NSERC): 5 million (1997-2001)

  • Canadian Arctic Shelf Exchange Study (NSERC): 10.6 million (2002-2007)

  • Research icebreaker Amundsen (CFI-DFO/CG): 30 million (2003- )

  • ArcticNet (NCE): 45 million for 7 years (2004-2011), potential for 14 years (2004-2018)

  • Scientific Equipment for Amundsen (CFI, Gvt of Quebec, Gvt of Manitoba): 10.9 million (2006- )

  • International Polar Year (Federal IPY & NSERC): 30-50 million (2007-2009)

  • Arctic Research Infrastructure Fund (INAC): over 20 million (2009- )


Consolidating international collaboration in the study of the changing arctic martin fortier phd

www.amundsen.ulaval.ca

  • The CCGS Amundsen: a Canadian research icebreaker for international collaboration in the study of the changing Arctic


Consolidating international collaboration in the study of the changing arctic martin fortier phd

  • One of 14 Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE) jointlyfunded by the 3ResearchCouncils of Canada.

  • Funded for 7 years (2004-2011). Possibility of renewal for another 7 years (2011-2018)

  • $6.4 Million from NCE per year (85% research & infrastructure,10% networking, 5% administration)

  • $12-30 Million cash & in-kind contributions from partners per year

  • Hosted at Université Laval, Quebec City


Consolidating international collaboration in the study of the changing arctic martin fortier phd

  • General objectives of ArcticNet:

  • Build synergy among existing researchers in the natural, human health and social arctic sciences

  • To increase and update the observational basis needed to address the ecosystem-level questions raised by climate change and globalization in the Arctic

  • Involve northern communities, Inuit organizations, industries, governments, and international agencies as partners through bilateral exchange of knowledge, training and technology

  • Contribute to the training of the next generation of young arctic specialists (including Northerners)

  • Consolidate international collaborations in the study of the Arctic

  • Contribute to the development and dissemination of the knowledge needed to formulate policies and strategies to adapt to change in the Arctic


Consolidating international collaboration in the study of the changing arctic martin fortier phd

ArcticNet 2004 – 2008

Research Effort


Consolidating international collaboration in the study of the changing arctic martin fortier phd

ArcticNet International Partnerships

  • International Partnership Initiative (NCE funded)

  • Continued participation in US-led International Nansen-Amundsen Basin Observational System (NABOS) in the Laptev and East-Siberian Seas.

    • ArcticNet provides researchers, technical staff, oceanographic moorings and sampling equipment to this annual expedition in the Russian Arctic.

    • NABOS provides ArcticNet with priviledged access to this important sector of the Arctic Ocean.

  • Collaboration MOUs with two large international Arctic research networks

    • ARCTic marine ecOSystem research network - ARCTOS (Norway)

    • Study of Environmental Arctic Change - SEARCH (USA)

  • Organised and hosted the International Arctic Change 2008 Conference with over 900 participants from 16 countries in Quebec City in December 2008.

    • Largest international Arctic research conference ever held in Canada.

    • Over 600 talks and posters in all fields of Arctic research.


Consolidating international collaboration in the study of the changing arctic martin fortier phd

ArcticNet International Partnerships

  • International Polar Year 2007-2008 (Federal Program and NSERC)

  • Canadian Commitment of $156 million

  • 11 of 44 Federal Program Projects are led by ArcticNet NIs. 30 involve ArcticNet collaborators

  • 6 of 11 NSERC Projects led by ArcticNet NIs

  • ArcticNet NIs led largest International Polar Year projects in the world onboard the CCGS Amundsen

    • Circumpolar Flaw Lead System Study (CFL) (David Barber, U of Manitoba)

    • Inuit Health Survey (Grace Egeland, McGill U.)


Consolidating international collaboration in the study of the changing arctic martin fortier phd

The Circumpolar Flaw Lead (CFL) system study

  • 11 monthoverwinteringexpedition in Beaufort Sea

  • Full physical-biological study of the ocean-sea ice-atmosphere interface in the Beaufort Sea flaw lead

  • Connected to international studies examining related Arctic ocean ecosystem

LARGEST EXPEDITION EVER LAUNCHED TO STUDY THE CHANGING ARCTIC MARINE ECOSYSTEM


Consolidating international collaboration in the study of the changing arctic martin fortier phd

IPY-CFL (2007-2011) by Numbers

Countries with Institutions participating in CFL (12):

Canada, USA, China, Spain, Germany, Sweden, Norway, Russia, Belgium, France, Great Britain, Netherlands

  • 370 investigators

  • 102 senior scientists

  • 122 graduate students

  • 46 technicians

  • 35 Schools on Board

  • 41 media

  • $40M, 4 years (no salaries)

  • International lead- Pan-AME

  • Arctos network involvement

  • Strong northern partnerships

  • 11 month field program

  • First time!

Countries of origin of CFL researchers and media (16):

Canada, USA, China, Spain, Switzerland, Germany, Sweden, Norway, Russia, Belgium, France, Great Britain, Netherlands, Finland, Scotland, Poland


Consolidating international collaboration in the study of the changing arctic martin fortier phd

Outreach programs

Circumpolar Inuit Field Program

Canadian Inuit participants

Inuvialuit Settlement Region (3),

Nunavut,

Nunavik

Circumpolar Inuit participants

Russia

Greenland

Alaska

Inuvialuit Elders from Sachs Harbour

3 Knowledge Exchange Workshops


Consolidating international collaboration in the study of the changing arctic martin fortier phd

Outreach programs

Field Program #1 Feb.29-Mar.14

Ocean Research College Academy - USA

Qingdao Middle School #39 - China

West Kirby Grammer School -England

Frederic Mistral Technic Eulalia -Spain

Sisler High School - Canada

Nellie McClung Collegiate - Canada

Inuksuit School – Canada

Field Program #2 April 14-26

Lochgilphead High School - Scotland

Vest-Telemark Vidaregaande Skule - Norway

Stadtisches Gymnasium -Germany

Allvar Jullstrandgymnasiet - Sweden

Collège Français Secondaire de Longueil - Canada

Samuel Hearne Secondary School - Canada

Collège Vincent Massey Collegiate -Canada

Collège Jeanne-Sauvé – Canada


Consolidating international collaboration in the study of the changing arctic martin fortier phd

Raising Awareness in National & International Media


Consolidating international collaboration in the study of the changing arctic martin fortier phd

www.arcticnet.ulaval.ca


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