Belcher Islands Research Station
One small cabin sleeps four people and provides a small office space.
|Primary Contact||Amie Blackfirstname.lastname@example.org||(613) 998-8523|
|Secondary Contact||Grant Gilchrist||Grant.email@example.com||(613) 998-7364|
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Belcher Island Archipelago
Aboriginal Government/ Homeland
Nunavut Land Claims
Seasonally-Operated Field Camp
Coastal, Marine, Sea Ice
Main Research Disciplines
Environmental Sciences, Mapping/GIS, Marine Biology, Oceanography, Traditional/Aboriginal Knowledge
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 work will continue to document foraging ecology and wintering behavior of common eiders, as well as changes in sea ice dynamics.
Satellite phone, VHF
Small cabin sleeps four
One kitchen cabin
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
Environment Canada health and safety guidelines must be followed at this site