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2023 Expedition

On July 8th, the Canadian research icebreaker CCGS Amundsen departed from Québec City for its annual expedition to the Arctic Ocean and came back on October 25th. Around 150 scientists from national and international research teams came on board to study the marine and coastal environments of the Canadian and Greenlandic Arctic.

111

days at sea

14 861

nautical miles travelled

148

scientists

LEG 1 – IMAPPIVUT – ROV PROGRAM, DFO BENTHIC REFUGES AND ITTAQ

(13 July – 10 August) St. John’s to Iqaluit

This Leg encompasses four programs, including the Imappivut initiative, led by the Nunatsiavut Government. A science and cultural event was organized in Nain, during which community members participated in a guided tour of the CCGS Amundsen and its pool of scientific equipment and the scientific team received guided tours of the Nunatsiavut Research Centre and the Community Centre.

LEG 2 – KEBABB, ARCTICNET, NOW SURVEY AND SENTINEL NORTH

(10 August – 7 September) Iqaluit to Resolute Bay

This Leg supported four programs including KEBABB program which focused on comprehending the connected system of the atmosphere-ice-ocean, and how ongoing changes impact marine ecosystems. During this Leg, one of the biggest catches on the CCGS Amundsen was realized with the beam trawl net in the North Water Polynya.

LEG 3 – ARCTICCORE, ARCTICNET AND NOW SURVEY

(7 September – 5 October) Resolute Bay to Resolute Bay

During this Leg, the Amundsen occupied historical and monitoring transects in Nares Strait, Grise and Archer Fjords, Jones Sound, Talbot Inlet and Belcher and Crocker Bay Glaciers and reached the latitude of 82°09.32’N in the Lincoln Sea. Besides, 37 members of the Grise fjord community were welcomed on board the ship for a guided tour of the CCGS Amundsen and its pool of scientific equipment.

LEG 4 – FOXSIPP AND ARCTICNET

(5 – 26 October) Resolute Bay to Québec City

During this Leg, the Amundsen retraced its way back while conducting sampling activities in various locations, including the Gulf of Boothia, Fury and Hecla Strait, Foxe Basin, Hudson Strait, and Labrador Sea.

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2022 Expedition

2022 Expedition

On September 9th, the Canadian research icebreaker CCGS Amundsen departed from Quebec City for its annual mission to the Arctic Ocean and came back on October 19th. Around 70 scientists from national and international research teams came on board to study the marine and coastal environments of the Canadian and Greenlandic Arctic.

2021 Expedition

2021 Expedition

The 2021 Amundsen Expedition began on July 4th, when the Canadian research icebreaker CCGS Amundsen left Quebec City for its annual mission to the Arctic. The expedition ran until November 3rd and allowed more than 140 scientists from national and international research teams to study the marine and coastal environments of the Labrador Sea, the Baffin Bay, the Canadian Arctic Archipelago and the Beaufort Sea.

2020 Expedition

2020 Expedition

During the year 2020, two expeditions were undertaken: the Odyssée St-Laurent expedition and the Annual Amundsen Expedition. This latter has been affected by the COVID-19 global pandemic, resulting in the suspension of all scientific activities in the Arctic. Although, the 2020 Amundsen Expedition allowed 37 multidisciplinary scientists from national research teams to study the marine and coastal environments of the Canadian and Greenlandic Atlantic Ocean.

2019 Expeditions

2019 Expeditions

Two significant expeditions were undertaken in 2019. The first, the Odyssée St-Laurent expedition, occurred within the St. Lawrence estuary, spanning from the 1st to the 16th of February. The second was the annual Arctic Expedition, starting on May 30th until September 10th. This expedition allowed more than 150 scientists from national and international research teams to study the marine and coastal environments of the Canadian and Greenlandic Arctic.

2018 Expeditions

2018 Expeditions

Two significant expeditions were undertaken. The first, the Odyssée St-Laurent expedition, occurred within the St. Lawrence estuary, spanning from February 9th to 23rd. The second was the annual Arctique Expedition. On May 25th, the CCGS Amundsen left Québec City for a 128-day in the Hudson bay and the Canadian Arctic in support of several research programs. Among programs on board wereArcticNet annual marine-based research program, BaySys, a project that aims a better understanding of variability and change of freshwater-marine coupling in the Hudson Bay System, Vulnerable Marine Ecosystem ROV Program, Sentinel North BOND, BriGHT and PhD School projects as well as Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO).

2017 Expedition

2017 Expedition

On May 31st, the CCGS Amundsen left the port of Québec City for the 2017 Amundsen Expedition to the Canadian Arctic and came back on October 12th.

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