Dylan Clark returns from Arivat, Nunavut
Dylan Clark recently returned from a month long trip to Arviat, Nunavut. Arviat, is one of the many Arctic communities that the Climate Change Adaptation Research Group has been working in for a number of years. Past students have examined food security, the integration of community input into infrastructure planning, and search and rescue in and around the community. Dylan has been working in Arviat for the past two years to better understand emergency management systems, and develop community-based solutions to improve resiliency and build tools for emergency response.
Over the past month, Dylan was working with community members and search and rescue volunteers to explore how UAVs, or drones, can be used in Arctic communities for hazard identification and emergency response. This project is funded largely by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research team grant ‘Transforming primary healthcare in remote northern communities’.