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Amundsen Science,
a research partner

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Amundsen Science

A research partner for your Arctic projects

Amundsen Science is responsible for the management of the scientific mandate of the CCGS Amundsen, Canada’s only icebreaker dedicated to research. Every year, Amundsen Science supports the implementation of innovative and multidisciplinary research programs addressing some of the most pressing challenges of our time. Our organization is committed to ensuring equitable access to the research icebreaker, its pool of cutting-edge scientific equipment, and its extensive datasets.

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Annual Amundsen Expedition

The 2024 Amundsen Expedition will start on June 14th!

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The icebreaker

Explore the CCGS Amundsen

The Canadian Coast Guard Ship (CCGS) Amundsen is Canada’s only icebreaker equipped with state-of-the-art research facilities in support of national and international multidisciplinary research programs. The vessel is dedicated to science every year, and its pool of equipment includes 65 scientific systems and 22 onboard and portable laboratories.

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Average science days at sea 105
Length 98.3 meters
Maximum speed 16 knots
Capacity 80 crew members and scientists