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NWT Discovery Portal
Check the NWT Discovery Portal for results from all Northwest Territories Cumulative Impact Monitoring Program (NWT CIMP) projects.
The Portal is a comprehensive online source for NWT environmental monitoring knowledge. It contains over 2,600 individual entries, 900 of which are NWT CIMP-funded project results. There are a wide range of project results to meet the needs of different audiences, such as scientific journal articles, community presentations and maps.
The easiest way to find NWT CIMP project results is to consult the list of funded projects from 1999 to 2018 to discover projects of interest, and then conduct a search in the NWT Discovery Portal using the title, project number, or keywords. Use the Search Guide or contact firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance with searching the portal.
Project location maps
NWT CIMP has also created regional maps identifying CIMP project locations. Work is under way to produce maps for all regions.
- Funded Projects in the Wek'èezhii Region 2002-2016
- Funded Projects in the Dehcho Region 2004-2015
- Funded Projects in the Gwich’in Settlement Area 2010-2014
- Funded Projects in the Inuvialuit Settlement Region 2010-2014
A key goal of NWT CIMP is to make environmental trend data available to northern decision makers and the public. Information on environmental trends related to caribou, water, and fish is available in Environmental Trends.
State of the Environment Report
NWT CIMP contributes information to the annually-updated NWT State of the Environment Report.
NWT CIMP believes it is important that research and monitoring results be published in peer-reviewed literature where appropriate to ensure a high standard of work. In 2015/16 NWT CIMP-supported researchers published sixteen peer-reviewed articles.
Results be presented in plain language so it can be broadly understood by decision-makers and the public. Given the legislated mandate of NWT CIMP to inform land and water use decisions, the results need to be presented so they can be used by decision-makers or others involved in regulatory processes. In 2015/16, eight project directly contributed information to a current decision making process.
NWT CIMP makes sure results and opportunities for feedback are provided to communities in which the research or monitoring is occurring. The lead of each project funded by NWT CIMP is required to attend an annual northern meeting. The program regularly hosts regional and territorial results meetings where researchers return to communities to explain and discuss their ongoing results. Community members receive support to travel to and attend these workshops. Results meeting reports and abstract volumes are available in Other Resources.