Wildlife genome information is extremely valuable for environmental decision making, yet much remains unused for this purpose.
The Arctic Genomics team is working to co-develop a suite of genomics knowledge-mobilization tools that will support environmental decision making. Our focus is on supporting end-users with responsibilities for or interests in the areas of biodiversity monitoring, conservation, and the co-management of wildlife that are key to the social, cultural, physical and economic well-being of northern Indigenous Peoples.
Our project activities and outcomes will support conservation, natural resource management, and the sustainability of Arctic wildlife. Outcomes will also support Canada’s efforts to protect Arctic species, and ensure food security for Arctic Peoples. This project will also serve as a model for mobilizing genomics in different regions of Canada and in other nations.
Arctic Genomics is currently developing an online database and searchable geospatial platform to share genomics knowledge, and make relevant data and information more findable and useable to diverse end-users. It is due for release in 2023!