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. This year’s expedition was in support of several research programs, including ArcticNet’s annual marine-based research program; BaySys, a project that aims the understanding of the variability and changes of freshwater-marine coupling in the Hudson Bay System as well as Qanuilirpitaa?, a health survey that document physical and mental health amongst Nunavik communities. 


days at sea

8 578

nautical miles traveled

LEG 1 – BaySys-ArcticNet (31 May – 6 July) Québec City to Churchill

LEG 2a – BaySys-ArcticNet/Sentinel North (6 – 13 July) Churchill to Iqaluit

LEG 2B – ArcticNet/The W. Garfield Weston Foundation (13 July – 17 August) Iqaluit to Puvirnituq

LEG 3 – Nunavik Inuit Health Survey (17 August – 14 September) Puvirnituq to Kangiqsujuaq

LEG 4A – Nunavik Inuit Health Survey (14 September – 6 October) Kangiqsujuaq to Kuujjuaq

LEG 4B – ArcticNet (6 – 12 October) Kuujjuaq to Québec City