Who We Are

The Beaufort Regional Environmental Assessment (BREA) is a multi-stakeholder initiative to sponsor regional environmental and socio-economic research that will make historical information available and gather new information vital to the future management of oil and gas in the Beaufort Sea.

The BREA will help ensure governments, Inuvialuit, and industry are better prepared for oil and gas exploration and development in the offshore by building upon the regional information base for the Beaufort Sea. This will support effective and efficient regulatory decision-making by providing the necessary scientific and socio-economic information to all stakeholders.

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How We Help

BREA funds targeted research projects that will improve management of oil and gas activities in the Beaufort Sea. Projects may fall under different categories such as research, monitoring, baseline data collection, modelling, and data mining and/or synthesis.

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Working Groups

The BREA Working Groups implement specific program components and ensure that information contributes to the regulatory requirements for offshore oil and gas activity. Working Groups have been established to address the following: Cumulative Effects; Climate Change; Social, Cultural and Economic Indicators; Oil Spill Preparedness and Response; Waste Management; and Information Management.

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