|Arctic Eider Society|
Video Review: People of a feather
They are doing wonderful work, and I sent a donation. Here is their latest update, which might be of interest to other nature nuts, like myself.
We've been working really hard over the last year to develop a new way to share how it feels to stand on the Arctic sea ice in the middle of winter. We’re really excited to share this with you!
It’s an experience like no other, and we’re very pleased to announce the launch our brand new, first-of-its-kind, community-based Interactive Knowledge Mapping Platform (IK-MAP), where you can now track the near-real time results of all the work you’ve helped make possible in Hudson Bay, and even take a virtual tour of Sanikiluaq and the surrounding areas in the first ever Google Street View of remote sea ice habitats!
The IK-MAP combines sea ice imagery with data and knowledge from the Inuit and Cree communities of eastern Hudson Bay. This mix of new and old, combining indigenous knowledge with science and technology, provides new and important tools for environmental stewardship and culturally relevant education and might be just what’s needed to address the impacts of hydroelectric dams on communities and sea ice ecosystems here.
This allows the local communities to use their own knowledge systems to share information and interpret local environmental data.
Be sure to check out this exciting new tool for environmental stewardship 2.0.
Joel Heath, Ph.D.
on behalf of the entire Arctic Eider Society team
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