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    Outcomes of Marine Environment Protection Committee Meeting Announced

    The 75th session of the IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 75) held November 16-20, 2020 resulted in the following outcomes:

    The Government of Canada invests in Arctic sealift and re-supply operations

    Marking the recent fourth anniversary of the Oceans Protection Plan, the Minister of Transport, the Honourable Marc Garneau, announced $64.9M in funding towards 15 projects that will improve sealift and re-supply services in the North, nine of which are in Nunavut, including:

    Update Received

    The Working Group on the Arctic Acoustic Environment (AAE) of the International Quiet Ocean Experiment (IQOE) is planning a Virtual Conference on Acoustics in the Arctic Ocean.

    Government of Canada invests in science to better understand and protect marine ecosystems in the Arctic

    The Government of Canada has announced an investment of over $550,000 in two marine environmental data collection projects in Iqaluit through the Coastal Environmental Baseline Program.

    Funding Available: Inuit Nunangat Research Program Call for Proposals

    ArcticNet is proud to support the release of the Inuit Nunangat Research Program (INRP)’s Call for Proposals (CFP). This is an exciting opportunity for Inuit to lead research without having to partner with a southern university, and to propose projects on issues that matter to their communities.

    Extension of measures pertaining to cruise ships and pleasure craft

    The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Marc Garneau, announced the extension of measures pertaining to cruise ships and pleasure craft until February 28, 2021.

    News release: Extension of measures pertaining to cruise ships and pleasure craft

    The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Marc Garneau, announced the extension of measures pertaining to cruise ships and pleasure craft until February 28, 2021. This means:

    New Navigation Safety Regulations

    The Government of Canada has published the new Marine Navigation Safety Regulations, 2020, which now apply to commercial vessels of all sizes, including fishing vessels, workboats, water taxis and ferries.

    Opportunity for input: Ocean Noise Strategy

    The Government of Canada is seeking input on a proposed framework that will be used to develop an Ocean Noise Strategy for Canada. This Strategy will build on important work completed to date and be a coordinated and forward-looking plan to help address the impacts of underwater noise caused by human activity on our marine environment.

    The Nunavut Marine Council would like to inform Nunavummiut of the following general cargo vessels be transiting through Nunavut waters in October with no ports of call in the Canadian Arctic. Updates may be provided as they become available.

    The Nunavut Marine Council would like to inform Nunavummiut of the following general cargo vessels be transiting through Nunavut waters in October with no ports of call in the Canadian Arctic. Updates may be provided as they become available.