About Arctic Research
Memorial University has a number or research projects ongoing in the Canadian Arctic. Research ongoing has the involvement of many people with a variety of backgrounds.
Current aims are to:
- Examine post glacial relative sea-level change in the Canadian Arctic
- Examine patterns of coastal erosion and permafrost degradation
- Examine impacts of erosion and sedimentation on benthic marine biodiversity
- Find ways to help communities become better prepared for the effects of climate change
Support and Funding
Arctic research programs are funding by a variety of contributors:
Climate Impacts and Adaptations Directorate (CCIAD) of Natural Resources Canada,
Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Canada (PSEPC),
the Northern Scientific Training Program of Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (NSTP),
as well as a number of agencies and community groups who are directly involved with relevant research projects.