In response to the COVID-19 pandemic
Amundsen Science continues to support the scientific needs of all our user programs. A COVID-19 update page is available here.
Amundsen Science is the organization responsible for the management of the scientific mandate of the research icebreaker CCGS Amundsen. Mobilized for science in 2002 thanks to major grants from the Canada Foundation for Innovation and other partners, the Amundsen has been pivotal in revitalizing Canada’s research effort in the study of the changing Arctic Ocean. Every year, the research icebreaker accommodates hundreds of researchers, experts, and students participating in innovative and multidisciplinary programs addressing some of the most pressing challenges of our time.
Hosted at Université Laval, Amundsen Science manages the vessel’s pool of scientific equipment, coordinates the deployment of the icebreaker for science, and provides logistical, financial and technical support to user programs.