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Arctic shipping initiative gets $91M federal grant – Nunatsiaq News

May 1, 2023

Project aims to address Inuit shipping priorities, environmental sustainability

A project supporting sustainable Arctic shipping has received a $91-million research grant from the federal government.

The money will support the Qanittaq Clean Arctic Shipping Initiative, announced François-Philippe Champagne, the federal minister of innovation, science and industry, on April 28.

It will be allocated over seven years.

The grant comes through the Canada First Research Excellence Fund, which is also funding 11 other large-scale projects from post-secondary institutions across the country.

The Qanittaq Initiative is being co-developed by Inuit Circumpolar Council Canada and Memorial University in Newfoundland and Labrador.

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