Baffin Bay Seminar Series

Baffin Bay Seminar Series


The Baffin Bay seminar series will be arranged to draw researchers and communities together through a series of talks, presentations, and discussions. The vision is to include presentations from interested Inuit, social, and natural science researchers from Canada, Greenland, and Denmark. Through the seminar series we hope to learn about ongoing research and other priorities that could be addressed through future research. It is the hope that the seminars will enable dialogue that can inspire future collaborations and new ideas.

The seminars are open for all interested so please share with those who might want to join. If you would like to give presentation pls contact the organizers. (


The seminar will be held on Wednesdays between 10-11 am CST (16-17 UST) on ZOOM:

Meeting ID: 654 1597 9565

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  • March 3rd Flor Vermassen, Stockholm University: The interplay between ocean and ice over the past 100 years at Upernavik isstrøm, NW Greenland.
  • March 10th Alex Crawford, University of Manitoba: Future projections of seasonal sea ice characteristics in Baffin Bay from CMIP6 models.
  • March 17th Natalie Carter, Shelly Elverum, and Justin Milton, University of Ottawa and Pond Inlet, Amplifying Inuit voices through collaborative (shipping) research.
  • March 24th Paul Knutz, Geological Survey of Greenland and Denmark (GEUS), The “deep time” evolution of the Greenland ice sheet and the ocean circulation in the Baffin Bay.
  • March 31st: Whitney Lackenbauer and community co-presenter, Trent University, The Canadian Rangers and Community-Based Monitoring.
  • April 7th Søren Rysgaard: University of Aarhus/ University of Manitoba: An updated view on water masses on the pan-West Greenland continental shelf and their link to proglacial fjords.
  • April 14th Joel Heath and the Arctic Eider Society, Arctic Eider Society: SIKU: The Indigenous Knowledge Social Network as a tool for Inuit self-determination and community-driven research during the pandemic.
  • April 21st Parnuna Egede Dahl, consultant Oceans North & PhD fellow Aalborg University/Ilisimatusarfik University of Greenland: Indigenous knowledge as a resource in environmental impact assessments of extractive industry activities.
  • April 28th Marcel Babin, Gilles Gauthier and Philippe Archambau, Lavel University: All-domain studies of ecosystems in Baffin Bay, from land to ocean bottom.
  • May 5th Tonya Burgers: University of Manitoba: The carbon dynamics of the Nares Strait - Baffin Bay System.
  • May 12th David Landry, University of Manitoba: Paleo Inuit Use Around Southern Baffin Bay.
  • May 19th Sergey Kirillov, University of Manitoba: The role of oceanic heat flux in landfast ice thinning and break-off of the ice bridge in Nares Strait.
  • May 26th Steffen Olsen, Danish Meteorological Institute: Qaanaaq research and community Involvment.
  • June 2nd  Fiamma Straneo, Scripps Institute, San Diego: Export of diluted meltwater from Greenland's glacial fjords.
  • June 9th Daniel Taukie, Nunavut Tunngavik Inc.: Inuit Monitoring Program.
  • June 16th Andrew Hamilton, University of Alberta: Sailboats, science and Aujuittuq (Grise Fiord): studying glacier-ocean interactions on Ellesmere Island.
  • June 23rd Trevor Bell, SmartICE Founding Director, Memorial University of Newfoundland and Shawna Dicker, SmartICE co-lead: The SmartICE program.