Collaborative study and learning in Canada's polar ocean.

Between 2013 and 2018, Arctic Tern I will be on expedition in the Canadian eastern Arctic, working with our Inuit and other partners to complete a biodiversity assessment of critical and changing Arctic environments.

Partners & Sponsors

CWS Loon (Bilingual)

Canadian Wildlife Service

Environment Canada

Environment Canada

World Wildlife Fund

World Wildlife Federation

The Airline of the North

First Air

Canada Goose Arctic Program

Canada Goose Arctic Program

Canadian Museum of Nature

Canadian Museum of Nature

Knox Insurance

Knox Insurance

Fondation Prince Albert II

Fondation Prince Albert II

SOI Foundation

Students on Ice

  • Dramatic Bylot Island

  • Elegant berg in the Davis Strait.

  • Lines ashore, Kullorsuaq Greenland.

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Elegant berg in the Davis Strait.

The Arctic is a deeply essential part of Canada and Canadians. It is embedded in our psyche and character. It illuminates our history, and is a cornerstone of our future. It is a homeland, wilderness, frontier, laboratory, and classroom. It is on the frontlines of global climate change and as a result is a new…

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  • Arctic Tern at Winterlude!

    While Arctic Tern rests quietly in Newfoundland, getting ready for another busy season, her reputation and stories will be featured in the Nation’s Capital! This year will be the 36th edition of Winterlude, Ottawa/Gatineau’s world famous festival of everything fun about a Canadian winter.  For three fun-filled weeks from January 31 to February 17, 2014 locals and visitors...

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  • Winter Ashore

    At the end of a long and tiring season (albeit fun and successful), nothing could have been better than the warm reception we received in Lewisporte, Newfoundland. Lewisporte is quickly becoming a key staging harbour for yachts on their way to and from the eastern Arctic. We arrived there after a foggy and nerve-wracking passage...

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  • Southbound!

    Well, the end of the season is here.

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