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Nov. 30 - Dec. 3  |  2021
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Thursday, December 2 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Economic Equity in Ocean Mapping

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Don't hit rocks.  This is one of the most basic reasons to map the seafloor and yet in Arviat, Canada, and many other northern coastal communities in the Arctic, people do hit rocks because they do not have accurate charts. According to the Canadian Hydrographic Service, "approximately 14% of Canadian Arctic waters have been surveyed to either modern or adequate standards."

In this session, Kukik Baker and Shirley Tagalik of Arviat's Aqqiumavvik Society will discuss their recent collaboration with Julien Desrochers of Quebec's M2Oceans to survey their local waters and bring increased safety of navigation to northern communities.


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Laura Trethewey

Laura Trethewey is an award-winning journalist and author of The Imperiled Ocean: Human Stories from a Changing Sea (Pegasus Books 2019, Goose Lane Editions 2020). She lives in San Diego where she writes for The Guardian, San Diego Union Tribune, Hakai Magazine and The Globe and... Read More →

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Shirley Tagalik

Director, Aqqiumavvik Society
Shirley researches areas of education, child and language development, youth engagement and suicide prevention, determinants of health, healing, cultural revitalization, climate change and food security from Arviat, Nunavut. Working with Inuit Elders over 25 years, she documents Inuit... Read More →
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Kukik Baker

Executive Director, Aqqiumavvik Society
Kukik Baker has lived in Arviat her entire life. She worked as a community mental health youth outreach worker for many years while she developed key programs for Aqqiumavvik and founded the Ujjiqsuiniq Young Hunters Program. She has been involved with Aqqiumavvik since 2010 and... Read More →
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Julien Desrochers

Chief Operating Officer, M2Ocean Solutions Inc.
For more than 5 years, Julien Desrochers has worked in the field of hydrography. He was a specialist in marine geomatics at CIDCO and for the past year he has been director of operations at M2OCÉAN.Over the years, Julien has accumulated many experiences on different types of hydrographic... Read More →

Thursday December 2, 2021 5:00pm - 6:00pm EAT
Zoom Link for Map the Gaps https://us06web.zoom.us/s/81129571471
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