Gap Analysis Projects

The ReSDA gap analysis was an examination of previous research and the needs of northern partners to determine the critical gaps and issues to be addressed through research projects. The analysis involved more than 20 ReSDA researchers and the feedback from northern groups through the 2012 workshop in Whitehorse, Yukon. A list of potential research questions was produced to move us towards more sustainable resource development. The focus of the Whitehorse workshop was on the research results and “next steps” of fourteen gap analysis topics. For more in-depth information and details of the analyses, please view the report from the 2012 workshop in Whitehorse.  

The gap analysis researchers examined the areas listed in the table and have provided reports (pdf) for their studies as well as a plain language summary.  You can access these by clicking on the links below. A final book is being prepared that will have a chapter for each of these gap analyses. The book is scheduled for publication in late 2017. 

History of resource developments in the Arctic (Ken Coates)

Final Report (2014)

Plain Language summary

 

Impacts of resource developments on communities
Indigenous communities in Alaska, Greenland and Russia (Peter Schweitzer)

Final report (2016)
Plain Language Summary

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Impacts of resource developments on communities
Aboriginal communities and mining development in northern Canada (Thierry Rodon)

Final report (2014)
Plain Language summary

Measurements of social and economic impacts of resource developments (Andrey Petrov)

Final Report (2014)

Plain Language summary

Resource revenue regimes (Lee Huskey)

Final Report (2014)

Plain Language summary

Social, economic, and environmental impact assessments (Bram Noble)

Final Report (2014)

Plain Language summary

 

Regional Development (Frances Abele)

Final Report (2016)

Social dimensions of resource development and well-being (Brenda Parlee)

Final Report (2016)

Plain Language summary

Community-industry relations (Ken Caine)

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Impact Benefit Agreements (Ben Bradshaw)

Final Report (2014)

Plain Language summary

Aboriginal subsistence economies (David Natcher)

Final Report (2016)
Plain Language summary

Traditional knowledge and resource development (Henry Huntington)

Final Report (2014)
Plain Language summary

 

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Resources and environmental issues  (Arn Keeling)

Final Report (2014) (PDF)
Plain Language summary

 

Climate change and implications for community, regions, and resource developments (Chris Southcott)

Final Report (2014)
Plain Language Summary

Women and northern resource development (Suzanne Mills, Martha Dowsley and Emilie Cameron)

Final Report (2014)
Plain Language summary