Monitoring of Ice Conditions Near Marine Infrastructure at Umiujaq, Quaqtaq and Kuujjuaq, 2009 to 2012
Under the project entitled Climate Change and Marine Infrastructure: Impacts and Adaptation that is spearheaded by the ministère des Transports du Québec (transportation) in cooperation with several contributors including the Kativik Regional Government (KRG) and the Institut national de la recherche scientifique (scientific research institute), research equipment was installed in certain Nunavik communities to monitor climate and ice conditions. The project’s main objective is to identify the impacts of climate change on community marine infrastructure as well as adjustment measures to be implemented to ensure the longevity of the infrastructure and the safety of users.
As the owner of community marine infrastructure in Nunavik, the KRG is directly concerned by this project and is actively involved, among others, in gathering local and regional traditional knowledge, disseminating and presenting results in the communities and to users, as well as providing significant logistical support for the community visits carried out by the project’s different partners. In order to begin sharing the information that has been collected under this project to date, the KRG has compiled a certain number of photos taken with cameras installed next to the community marine infrastructure at Quaqtaq, Umiujaq and Kuujjuaq.
Any information appearing in the upper portion of the photograph was produced by the camera. The meteorological data presented to the right are from Environment Canada. Water-level data forecasts are from the Canadian Hydrographic Service. The compass is oriented according to the camera position and the arrow points towards the wind.