February 10, 2022
An historic agreement was signed today between Université Laval and the French National Institute for Ocean Science (Ifremer) to foster collaboration between the Canadian and French oceanographic communities in the Arctic seas and in the North Atlantic. The partnership will lead to ship-time exchange between the CCGS Amundsen and three science vessels of the French Fleet: the Pourquoi Pas?, the Thalassa and the Atalante.
This sharing of naval infrastructure will make it more efficient to coordinate research efforts to study the marine environments and their changes in a globally warming climate.
“[Collaborative scientific partnerships are essential to global marine protection, environmental restoration and economic prosperity. I am thrilled to learn more about the understanding that this scientific research partnership will provide].”
– The Honourable Joyce Murray, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard
Amundsen Science is looking forward to contributing to the exchange of scientific knowledge and infrastructure in the Arctic.
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