The BRSEA forms part of the science-based review included in the December 20, 2016 United States-Canada Joint Arctic Leaders’ Statement.
From 2016 to 2021, the BRSEA initiative aimed to:
- Recommend desired economic and environmental outcomes and thresholds for oil and gas development in the Beaufort region while respecting the Inuvialuit Final Agreement and relevant regulatory processes.
- Advance baseline information and the state of knowledge for the Beaufort Sea while reflecting the dynamic nature of the environment.
- Support informed decision-making around possible future resource development and management, environmental conservation programs, community sustainable and subsistence activities, and other complementary commercial activities.