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…
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.
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Canada Goose Arctic Program
Canadian Museum of Nature
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- July 8, 2014Today began with mandolin, accordion, and penny-whistle jamming on the Aasiaat dock. Grant had met yet another group of old friends, a French climbing team in the yacht behind us, and the young Frenchmen serenaded our departure to ‘What do we do with a Drunken Sailor?’ An entirely theoretical question, in our case! We made...
- July 4, 2014Over the years, Students on Ice has developed a very warm relationship with the people and community of Sisimiut. That warmth has been extended, to our great gratitude, to Arctic Tern and this year was no exception. Earlier today, we found ourselves drifting with a pod of humpback whales. At least 20 of them dived...