TK Coastal Workshop

The primary goal of the Coastal Ecosystem Monitoring Group of the Circumpolar Biodiveristy Montiroing Program is to develop a long term, integrated, multi-disciplinary, circumpolar Arctic Coastal Biodiversity Monitoring Plan (Coastal Plan) that relies on science and Indigenous Knowledge, and has direct and relevant application for communities, industry, government decision makers, and other clients of the knowledge generated. In addition to the monitoring plan, the CAFF working group has asked the CBMP, and thus the CEMG, to develop an implementation plan that identifies timeline, costs, organizational structure and partners.

There are many questions that Indigenous Knowledge holders must address and many decisions that our coastal communities face. In working with scientists and international programs, some of the questions and decisions include how to share our information, how information from IK should be categorized when used with science, how to safeguard information documented from IK holders, and how to ensure that IK holders are involved in analysis and interpretation of their information.

Within this one day meeting we will have an open discussion on challenges and potential solutions for the inclusion of IK within CEMG; we will discuss monitoring priorities and IK approaches to monitoring; we will also discuss what programs may be occurring within your respective regions that are based on IK and/or science and the potential benefits to taking part in CEMG.

Event Properties

Event Date 29-02-2016 8:30 am
Event End Date 29-02-2016 5:00 pm
Registration Start Date 30-01-2016
Cut off date 25-02-2016
Location Lord Elgin Hotel: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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