Dylan Clark – Arctic Search and Rescue Training

2017 September 7

 

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.


Dylan Clark talks with search and rescue volunteers, hamlet employees, Parks Canada employees, members of the Canadian Rangers, and RCMP officers in Pond Inlet about ongoing land safety research and prevention programs in the territory. The talks also included discussions about why individuals volunteer, what additional resources the community needs, and how SAR volunteers can promote land safety in their community. Dylan gave similar talks in Iqaluit and Resolute.

Dylan Clark talks with search and rescue volunteers, hamlet employees, Parks Canada employees, members of the Canadian Rangers, and RCMP officers in Pond Inlet about ongoing land safety research and prevention programs in the territory. The talks also included discussions about why individuals volunteer, what additional resources the community needs, and how SAR volunteers can promote land safety in their community. Dylan gave similar talks in Iqaluit and Resolute.


 

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.

 


Working with the Junior Rangers in Resolute to build a target that could be spotted from a CC-130 flyover. The group reviewed land safety skills and the importance of being prepared.

Working with the Junior Rangers in Resolute to build a target that could be spotted from a CC-130 flyover. The group reviewed land safety skills and the importance of being prepared.


More can be read about the mission here.

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