July 21, 2020
Université Laval will receive $20.7 million from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) to support and broaden the scientific activities of the research icebreaker CCGS Amundsen over 2020–2023. The additional support will facilitate access to the Amundsen for the Canadian scientific community and international users, consolidate technical expertise for the deployment of cutting-edge instrumentation, and further support the renewal of scientific equipment that has reached its end of useful life. It also comprises operational funds to access, on an opportunity basis and non-interference basis with other Coast Guard programs, additional seagoing time.
More details on the impact of this investment on Amundsen Science’s activities: www.ulaval.ca/en/about-us/media-centre/press-releases
More details on the new investments in major science initiatives: www.innovation.ca/about/news