Meeting Summary - 28 June 2011 - Office of the Nunavut Wildlife Management Board, Iqaluit, Nunavut

Arctic Offshore Drilling Review

Meeting Summary Notes

Date and Location
Date Location
Tuesday
28 June 2011
2:30 p.m. and 3:15 p.m.
Office of the Nunavut Wildlife Management Board,
Iqaluit, Nunavut

Purpose: Introduce the Arctic Offshore Drilling Review to the staff of the Nunavut Wildlife Management Board (NWMB)

Participants
Participants
Jim Noble Chief Operating Officer, NWMB
Gaétan Caron Chair, National Energy Board
David Hamilton Temporary Member, National Energy Board
Brian Chambers Northern Advisor, National Energy Board

NEB provided introductory remarks, which included a general overview of the scope and phases of the Arctic Offshore Drilling Review, the gathering and analysis of information, and the production of a report.

Follow the introductory comments Mr. Noble identified a number of items, including the following:

  • the continuing growing interest in offshore resources in the Arctic
  • the role and mandate of the Nunavut Wildlife Management Board
  • potential impacts on wildlife of offshore drilling
  • offshore seismic activity that has occurred in the region, and future seismic programs that are planned for Nunavut
  • discussions among Nunavut institutions about the creation of a Nunavut Marine Council
  • the Oceans North Conference that is scheduled for the fall in Iqaluit
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