Dylan Clark – Arctic Search and Rescue Training
This past week, Climate Change Adaptation Research Group member Dylan Clark participated in a search and rescue training mission with the Canadian Air Force 424 Squadron and the Civil Air Search and Rescue Association (CASARA). The training included a refresher spotter training for search and rescue volunteers in a CC-130 Hercules, discussions with community members and volunteers about the search and rescue system, land safety in the North, and engagement with young hunters and Junior Rangers. During stops in Resolute, Pond Inlet, and Iqaluit, Dylan presented research and community-based projects that the CCARG has been engaged in. This was the third of these missions that Dylan has participated in.
The Climate Change Adaptation Research group has a history of engaging communities throughout the research process and collaborating with stakeholders to move research into actionable policies or projects. This partnership with the Canadian Air Force and CASARA has provided a great opportunity for dissemination and feedback around Nunavut. The trips also provide a valuable opportunity for Dylan and the research team to learn more about disaster and emergency response systems, military capacities and function in the region, and Northern operations.
More can be read about the mission here.