Opinion: Science in the Changing North
In the last five years, northern science has been rejuvenated as national and international attention has been drawn to the Arctic. The principal forces driving the increased interest in the Canadian North are the worldwide demand for minerals and hydrocarbons, and the opening of the Northwest Passage as a result of climate change. The renewed scientific activity is taking place in a social context that has evolved, primarily as a result of land claims’ settlements, so that local agencies require considerably more consultation regarding research projects than they did in the 1980s. Northerners aspire to have research conducted "in the North, for the North, and by the North," but it is likely that collaboration with outsiders will be necessary for some time before there is sufficient capacity in the North to set or fulfill a comprehensive research agenda. This phase in the development of a full northern research capacity requires scientists from outside to engage communities as partners, and to develop the research skills of the resident population.
Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:
a. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication, with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
b. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
c. The journal has the right to authorize third-party publishers & aggregators to include the Article in databases or other services (EBSCO, Proquest).
d. The journal has the right to share the Article on the Internet, through social media and other means.