The ASTIS database cites the following 6 publication(s) by Jack van Camp. Publications are listed from newest to oldest. Please tell us about publications that are not yet cited in ASTIS.
Renewable hydrogen for remote power applications / Electrolyser Corporation Ltd. SunFuel Energy Systems Division Fairlie, M. Stewart, B. Touchstone Technologies Scott, P. Aurora College (N.W.T.) Van Camp, J.
Toronto : SunFuel Energy Systems Div., 1997.
5,  leaves : ill., 1 map ; 28 cm.
ASTIS record 42309.
The Hydrogen Village would use intermittent renewable energy such as solar panels or wind turbines, and hydrogen energy storage to provide a continuous supply of energy. These systems could provide a renewable alternative for remote communities currently "off the grid" and supplied by diesel motor generators. The system component converting hydrogen back to electricity could be a fuel cell such as the ONSI PC-25 or a motor generator unit converted to hydrogen (MCV) or a combination of these units i.e. The motor generator sets can be used to provide peak-load power while the fuel cell supplies base load. The by-product oxygen from the electrolysis process can be used to treat waste water supercharging aerobic digesters. Co-generated heat from the electrolysis plant and fuel cell can be fed into the district heating system. This paper will focus on the design of solar-hydrogen and wind hydrogen systems. In the last part of the paper the economics of a wind-hydrogen system in a Northern Community can be compared with existing diesel systems. (Au)
N, J, E
Climate change; Diesel electric power; Diesel fuels; Electric power; Energy resources; Fuels; Hydrogen; Motors; Prices; Solar energy; Wind power; Winds
G0812, G0813, G06
Alaska; Cambridge Bay (Settlement), Nunavut; Colville Lake (Settlement), N.W.T.; Fort Smith, N.W.T.; N.W.T.; Nunavut
Hydrogen : the key to sustainable energy for the remote north / Aurora Research Institute Van Camp, J. South Slave Research Institute Bevington, D.
Fort Smith, N.W.T. : Aurora Research Institute ; South Slave Research Institute, 1997.
16,  p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
ASTIS record 42308.
Northern Canada has much to lose from the climate changes which are predicted to result from global emissions of fossil carbon and much to gain from a transition to a sustainable energy future. Northern communities and industrial developments are handicapped by the instability and high cost of pushing the fossil fuel economy to small inaccessible locations. Alternatively, many northern locations are blessed with abundant renewable wind and hydroelectric resources. The emergence of renewable energy conversion technologies, of new methods for storing energy as hydrogen and fuel cell technologies for converting hydrogen back to energy will allow a transition to sustainable local energy systems to occur in the next few decades. Leaders of the Canadian Hydrogen Industry, government and researchers attending a recent workshop at Aurora College in Fort Smith developed a three level strategy to facilitate this transition. Baseline studies and concept designs will clarify and focus the vision for sustainable energy systems. Demonstration projects and testing facilities will introduce new technologies to the North. Innovative training programs will develop a trained work force capable of making the transition happen. (Au)
N, J, E
Air pollution; Automobiles; Carbon dioxide; Climate change; Costs; Electric power; Energy resources; Fuels; Hydrogen; Solar energy; Wind power
Renewable Resources Technology Program, Thebacha Campus, Arctic College / Van Camp, J.
(Information north, v. 20, no. 1, Mar. 1994, p. 1-3, ill.)
ASTIS record 33709.
In April 1991, the Science Council of Canada (Report #41), recognized that "One of the most successful science and technology training programs in the North is the Renewable Resources Technology Program at the Thebacha Campus of Arctic College .... The keys to its success are that it was locally developed, deals daily with science and technology issues at the community level, and integrated conventional science and technology with traditional aboriginal knowledge. Jurisdictions without such a program are eager to have one" .... There are no formal attempts to instruct in traditional knowledge; however, there are many subtle, informal and collegial ways that traditional knowledge and values are recognized and integrated in the learning. The RRTP is perhaps the most successful program in Canada in training aboriginal people to be well-grounded, competent resource management technicians. ... (Au)
Arctic College. Thebacha Campus; Curricula; Natural resource management; Natural resources; Traditional knowledge; Vocational education
Fort Smith, N.W.T.
Coping with change : Northern community based research - the South Slave Research Centre = Faire face au changement : la recherche communautaire dans le Nord - Le Centre de recherches South Slave / Bevington, D. Coyne, K. Van Camp, J.
(Northline, v. 13, no. 3, Oct. 1993, p. 8-9)
Presented at the Human Dimensions of Northern Research Conference, Arctic College, Fort Smith, N.W.T., 2 Oct. 1993.
ASTIS record 33189.
Languages: English and French
From the perspective of evolutionary time, northern Canada has been in a continuous state of large scale geological, meteorological, ecological and social upheaval since the collapse of the great North American ice sheets 12,000 years BP. The currently predicted global scale changes are no more (or less) cataclysmic than those experienced in the north in relatively recent times. Therefore, it may be useful to examine successful northern survival strategies in the search for strategies which might enhance our survival through the coming periods of global scale change. From this perspective, we examine the survival value of research. Large, productive stable and highly competitive southern-based research institutions are analogous (perhaps homologous) to tropical ecosystems. They have selected an enormously diverse array of highly specialized species of intellectuals. In contrast, the selection pressures in the low productivity, small, dispersed and unstable north favour co-operative, pragmatic, pluralistic generalists. Research rooted in the values and pressures of southern research ecology is therefore, quite often of little or no value to the people whose lives are directed by the ecology of the north. An alternative research strategy is the community based approach exemplified by the South Slave Research Centre. The paper concludes with a review of the origin, mission and progress of the South Slave Research Centre. (Au)
Climate change; Environmental impacts; Public participation; Research; Rural conditions; Social conditions; Socio-economic effects; South Slave Research Centre; South Slavey Indians; Survival; Traditional knowledge
Fort Smith, N.W.T.; South Slave Region, N.W.T.
A surviving herd of endangered wood bison at Hook Lake, N.W.T.? / Van Camp, J.
(Arctic, v. 42, no. 4, Dec. 1989, p. 314-322, ill., maps)
ASTIS record 29424.
Bison in the Hook Lake area of the Northwest Territories (N.W.T.) are classified and managed as low value, diseased, plains bison (Bison bison bison) x wood bison (B.b. athabascae) hybrids. Their classification is founded on the hypothesis of universal hybridization in Wood Buffalo National Park (WBNP) and surrounding areas. This hypothesis is not supported by the confirmed samples of relatively pure wood bison taken from the range of the northern population WBNP in 1963 and 1965. ... The probability of finding wood bison is greatest in the most remote and inaccessible Hook Lake area of the Slave River lowlands, where a small population survives after a prolonged population collapse. These animals may be at least partially descended from a relict population that predates WBNP. Historical, behavioural, morphometric, photographic and observational evidence is consistent with this hypothesis, but conclusive evidence from available taxonomic tests has not been collected. The current set of policy, legislation and international law empowers government to protect and manage the "endangered" wood bison but provides no protection for hybrids. Because of its current bio-political status, the Hook Lake herd is in imminent danger of extirpation from overharvesting, disease and overpredation or from deliberate depopulation to eradicate disease. If the Hook Lake bison are wood bison, the implications of a status change include: (1) the empowering of government to protect and manage the remaining herd; (2) the option to salvage and restore genetic diversity to the world population of wood bison; (3) alternatives that would greatly simplify future management strategies for free-roaming northern bison populations; and (4) a contribution to the international objective of removing the wood bison from danger of extinction. (Au)
I, J, V
Animal distribution; Animal taxonomy; Extirpation; Genetics; History; North American bison; Wildlife management
Alberta, Northern; Hook Lake (60 41 N, 112 45 W) region, N.W.T.
Coping with the cash : a financial review of four northern land claims settlements with a view to maximizing economic opportunities from the next generation of claim settlements in the Northwest Territories / Arctic Institute of North America. Sustainable Development Research Group Robinson, M.P. Dickerson, M.O. Van Camp, J. Wuttunee, W.A. Pretes, M. Binder, L.N. Northwest Territories. Legislative Assembly. Special Committee on the Northern Economy [Sponsor]
[Yellowknife, N.W.T.] : Culture & Communications, 1989.
x, 133 p. : maps ; 28 cm.
Summary in English and Inuktitut.
ASTIS record 29394.
... In this report the authors have gathered information on four settled land claims: the Alaska Native Claims Settlement (1971), the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement (1975), which rolls two claims into one agreement, and the Inuvialuit Final Agreement (1984). In each of the above case studies we have attempted to present summaries of how the cash compensation was received, how the beneficiaries (the Native people who benefitted from each settlement) defined eligibility in their settlement, how governing structures were created, and how investments were made and economic activity was generated. We have also investigated problems associated with the chosen investment strategies and proposed ways for the next generation of beneficiaries to maximize their investment opportunities. In this way we have approached the Special Committee on the Northern Economy's request from the grassroots up. We think the best way to understand the impact of the settlement of land claims on the N.W.T.'s economy is first to understand the impact of different investment strategies on the beneficiaries themselves. By comparing the investment performance achieved by the four claims groups studies, we have set the stage for defining the optimum investment strategy for the Dene/Metis and Tungavik Federation of Nunavut beneficiaries. ... (Au)
Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, 1971; Community development; Economic conditions; Economic development; Economic policy; Employment; Inuvialuit Final Agreement, 1984; James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement, 1975; Native development corporations; Native land claims; Native peoples; Standard of living
G0812, G07, G0811, G0815, G03, G06, G0813, G0826
Alaska; Inuvialuit Settlement Region waters, N.W.T./Yukon; Inuvialuit Settlement Region, N.W.T./Yukon; Nouveau-Québec; Nunavut
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