BREA Results Forum 2013: First Two Years of Progress

The BREA Results Forum 2013 was held in Inuvik from February 19th to 21st, 2013. Approximately 75 participants representing Inuvialuit communities and organizations, co-management bodies, the federal and territorial governments, industry, academia and consultants attended the Forum to hear about the first two years of progress and discuss the results to date.

Download the BREA Results Forum 2013 Agenda.


Download the BREA Results Forum 2013 Report.
Télécharger le rapport Forum sur les résultats de l'EERB 2013.


The presentations from the Forum are available for download below. Click on the presentation title to download that presentation.

1.  Introduction. Ruth McKechnie, Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada.

2.  Oil and Gas Exploration and Development Forecast 2012–2027. Lin Callow, Salmo Consulting.

3. BREA Working Groups

3.1  Climate Change. Mike Fournier, Environment Canada.

3.2  Cumulative Effects. Geneviève Carr, Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada.

3.3  Waste Management. Mike Fournier, Environment Canada.

3.4  Oil Spill Preparedness and Response. George McCormick,  Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (on behalf of John Korec, National Energy Board).

3.5  Social Cultural and Economic Indicators. Bob Simpson, Inuvialuit Regional Corporation.

3.6a Information Management. Tara Paull, Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada.

3.6b Polar Data Catalogue. Julie Friddell, University of Waterloo.

4. Geohazards and Coastal Processes 

4.1  Deep Water Offshore Geohazards. Steve Blasco, Natural Resources Canada.

4.2  Regional Synthesis of Coastal Geosciences. Dustin Whalen, Natural Resources Canada.

5. Coupled Ocean-Ice-Atmosphere Modelling and Forecasting

5.1  Beaufort Sea Observatories. Malcolm Lowings, IMG-Golder (on behalf of Martin Fortier, ArcticNet).

5.2  Forecasting Weather, Ocean and Ice Conditions. Fraser Davidson, Fisheries and Oceans (also presented on behalf of G. Flato, Environment Canada).

5.3 Modelling Freshwater Flows from the Mackenzie Delta to the Beaufort Sea. Evan Davies, University of Alberta (on behalf of Phil Marsh, Environment Canada).

6. Worst-Case Environmental Conditions

6.1 Overwintering of Vessels in the Beaufort Sea and Assessing Damage Potential. Anne Barker, National Research Council.

7. Sea Ice and Extreme Ice Features

7.1  Radarsat Mapping of Extreme Ice Features & Sachs Harbour Community Sea Ice Monitoring. Klaus Hocheim, University of Manitoba and Charlie Haogak, Sachs Harbour.

7.2  Understanding Extreme Sea Ice Features & Quantifying Sea Ice Dynamics (on behalf of Chris Derksen, Environment Canada). Christian Haas, York University.

7.3  Measuring the Thickness and Strength of Deformed Multi-year Ice. Michelle Johnston, National Research Council.

7.4  CanICE - A Sea Ice Information Database and Web-based Portal. Julie Friddell, University of Waterloo (on behalf of Leah Braithwaite, Environment Canada).

7.5  Beaufort Sea Engineering Database. Ivana Kubat, National Research Council.

8. Fisheries Baseline Information

8.1 Offshore Fish Populations, Habitat and Ecosystems. Andrew Majewski (on behalf of Jim Reist), Fisheries and Oceans Canada.

8.2 Baselines and Potential Effects of Mercury and Hydrocarbons in Beaufort Sediments and Biota. Jesse Carrie, University of Manitoba (on behalf of Gary Stern, Fisheries and Oceans Canada).

8.3 Active Acoustic Mapping of Fish. Maxime Geofforoy (on behalf of Louis Fortier), ArcticNet.

9. Geospatial Analysis for Regional Assessment

9.1 Web-based Geospatial Analysis Tool for the Beaufort. Valerie Torontow (on behalf of Jason Duffe), Environment Canada.

10. Community Priorities

10.1  Regional Coastal Monitoring in the Inuvialuit Settlement Region: Ecosystem Indicators. Lisa Loseto, Fisheries and Oceans Canada (on behalf of Frank Pokiak, Inuvialuit Game Council and Vic Gillman, Fisheries Joint Management Committee).

10.2  Polar Bears in Deep Offshore Regions of the Beaufort Sea. Norm Snow, Joint Secretariat.

11. Birds Baseline Information

11.1  Coastal, Marine and Offshore Bird Usage of the Beaufort Sea Region. Myra Robertson, Environment Canada (also presenting on behalf of R. Harris, Upun-LGL Limited).

12. Biological Information to Inform Oil Spill Response

12.1  Biological Data to Assess Net Environmental Benefits and Costs of Dispersants and In-Situ Burning in Oil Spill Response. Ken Trudel, SL Ross (not presented at the Forum).