Principal Investigator:Patrie, Wayne Licenced Year(s):
The Government of the Northwest Territories – Department of Transportation (DOT) proposes to conduct geotechnical investigations in the winters of 2013 and 2014. Geotechnical investigations will include drilling of boreholes, sampling and analysis of granular material collected, and installation of thermistor (temperature) cables. The geotechnical investigations are conducted to support design and...
Principal Investigator:Hansen, Ken Licenced Year(s):2013
The objectives of this research project are to provide a better understanding of the permafrost under a proposed road right-of-way (ROW) and to delineate potential aggregate deposits. This will include mapping: permafrost distribution, massive ice bodies (including wedge ice), depth to massive ice, lower contacts of massive ice, zones of thermokarst, ice rich sediments (thaw sensitive), active la...
Principal Investigator:Panayi, Damian Licenced Year(s):2016201520142013
The objective is to describe the terrestrial and aquatic environment in the Yellowknife River between Prosperous Lake and Bluefish Lake. This may include investigating vegetation, water quality, benthic invertebrate populations, and fish. The results will be used to determine the most suitable means of fish habitat compensation, to guide mitigation during construction of the new dam for Bluefish H...
Principal Investigator:Krizan, Julia Licenced Year(s):
The objectives of this project are to characterize the habitats and shorelines of the streams that would be crossed by the Tuktoyaktuk to Source 177 all-weather road. The impact area will be recorded and referenced with Global Positioning System (GPS) locations. The information will be transferred to a Geographic Information System (GIS) to complete a habitat map for the area.
The Hamlet of T...
Principal Investigator:Malcolm, David Licenced Year(s):
The purpose of this research is to collect information that will lead to a better understanding of how built environment infrastructure is critical to the provision of services to the residents, industry, and government in the NWT, and how the effects of climate change may impact the provision of these services.
A case study based approach forms a central nexus for the project in terms of iden...
Principal Investigator:Ritchie, Douglas G. Licenced Year(s):
This project consists of conducting a series of workshops with community governments and residents on the topic of climate change, current and future impacts of climate change on municipal services, as well as possible measures that can be implemented to help communities adapt to climate change. The goal of the workshop is to document concerns, identify areas for further research, and determine po...
Principal Investigator:Pearce, Tristan D Licenced Year(s):2006
The purpose of this project is to learn about the types of environmental changes Holman has faced in the past and how these changes have affected community infrastructure. The researcher seeks to describe community infrastructure and how it might be affected by environmental change. The researcher will identify who, or which agencies, will be expected to respond to risks affecting infrastructure a...
Principal Investigator:Halliwell, Douglas Licenced Year(s):
The objectives of this program are; 1) to characterize baseline water, sediment, and benthic invertebrate conditions in one experimental lake (Parsons Lake) and two control lakes near the Mackenzie Gas Project's (MGP) Parsons Lake Anchor Site; 2) to cho...
Principal Investigator:Zhou, Fuqun Licenced Year(s):
Structural infrastructure in northern communities is dependent on the permafrost layer for stability. The thawing and disappearance of the permafrost layer has accelerated in recent decades, damaging buildings and other infrastructure, and causing public...
Principal Investigator:Dowlatabadi, Hadi Licenced Year(s):
The overall objective of this project is to provide a set of tools to estimate the cumulative impacts of a development project based on its power as an "attractor" to subsequent development. The researchers will make a short visit to Yellowknife to talk...