Planned deliverables


  1. Map of Arctic kelp now and in the future

  2. Identification of the key drivers of change to kelps forests and areas that are vulnerable to threats

  3. Policy recommendation for sustainable kelp forest management, with key knowledge gaps

  4. Estimate of ecosystem services provided by kelp forests in the Canadian Arctic

  5. Professional competence building and knowledge transfer to Northern communities (Certifications for participants of course indicating level of taxonomic expertise)

  6. Openly available outreach videos, lesson plans, and course materials on Arctic coastal habitats

  7. Development of a strong network of researchers, government scientists, organizations, and students working on Arctic coastal ecosystems in Canada


Underwater forests in the Arctic expand with rapid warming. The Conversation Canada.