Belcher Islands Research Station

One small cabin sleeps four people and provides a small office space.

Name Email Phone Number
Primary Contact Amie Black amie.black@canada.ca (613) 998-8523
Secondary Contact Grant Gilchrist Grant.gilchrist@canada.ca (613) 998-7364

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Owner
Environment and Climate Change Canada

Membership
Regular Member

Latitude
55.816667

Longitude
-79.9

Location
Belcher Island Archipelago

Nearest Community
Sanikiluaq

Territory/ Province
Nunavut

Aboriginal Government/ Homeland
Nunavut Land Claims

Facility Type
Seasonally-Operated Field Camp

Research Hinterland
Coastal, Marine, Sea Ice

Main Research Disciplines
Environmental Sciences, Mapping/GIS, Marine Biology, Oceanography, Traditional/Aboriginal Knowledge

Research History
Previous work has focused on the foraging ecology and energetics of common eiders overwintering in polynyas in relation to sea ice dynamics. Other work involved monitoring population trends of gulls and Arctic terns nesting in the Belcher Islands.

Current Projects
Current work will continue to document foraging ecology and wintering behavior of common eiders, as well as changes in sea ice dynamics.

Power
Generator

Communications
Satellite phone, VHF

Local Transportation
Snowmobile

Equipment Storage
N/A

Dormitory/Sleeping Facilities
Small cabin sleeps four

Dining/Kitchen Facilities
One kitchen cabin

Laboratory Facilities
N/A

Fuel Availability
N/A

Research Requirements
Persons interested in using the facility must apply to the Canadian Wildlife Service for a permit to enter the Migratory Bird Sanctuary, and to carry a firearm in the Sanctuary. Other licenses may be required.

Special Rules and Regulations
Garbage must be flown out from the site

Local External Resources
RCMP Tuktoyaktuk; Tuktoyaktuk Hunter and Trappers Committee; Renewable Resources Officer Tuktoyaktuk

Nearest Medical Service
Sanikiluaq

Safety Considerations
Environment Canada health and safety guidelines must be followed at this site

Cost
N/A

Other Information
N/A

Last Updated
2016-05-02