Beaufort regional coastal sensitivity atlas: En4-250/2014E-PDF

"Environment Canada and other federal agencies have important roles in terms of environmental emergency prevention, preparedness and response. In the face of increasing economic opportunities in Canada’s northern regions, the need to improve our state of preparedness for oil spill-related emergencies, in particular, is critical. This version of the Beaufort Regional Coastal Sensitivity Atlas is an update of the information provided in the Arctic Environmental Sensitivity Atlas System (AESAS) (2004) and presents an overview of resources that are vulnerable to oil spills. It includes baseline coastal information such as shoreline form, substrate and vegetation type, which is required for operational prioritization and coordination of onsite spill response activities (i.e., SCAT: Shoreline Cleanup and Assessment Technique), as well as sensitive biological resources and sensitive human use resources. The study area includes the coastal area that extends along the mainland from the Yukon/Alaska border at 141°W east through the Mackenzie Delta to the Northwest Territories/Nunavut border at 120°W. The area also includes the entire coast of Banks Island to the north of the mainland, and the East and Middle Channels of the Mackenzie River north of Inuvik."--Abstract.

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Title Beaufort regional coastal sensitivity atlas
Publication Type Monograph
Language [English]
Other Language Editions [French]
Format Electronic
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Other Formats Paper-[English]
Note Title from cover. Issued also in French under title: Atlas des zones côtières sensibles de la région de Beaufort. Available in high resolution and lower resolution versions.
Date c2015.
Number of Pages iii, 387, [10] p. :
ISBN 978-1-100-25320-6
Catalogue Number
  • En4-250/2014E-PDF
Subject Terms Atlases, Coasts