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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.

40

days at sea

7 290

nautical miles travelled

71

scientists

LEG 1 – ISICLE

(9-22 September) Quebec City to Iqaluit

This Leg focussed on supporting more Inuit-led initiatives, namely through the Imappivut marine spatial planning project led by the Nunatsiavut Government in collaboration with Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Parks Canada, Natural Resources Canada and Memorial University. One highlight of the expedition was a shore visit of the Hebron fjord located on the Labrador coast of Nunatsiavut. Over 3217 km2 of sea floor were mapped during this Leg, which represents approximately the area of French Polynesia!

LEG 2- KEBABB / ARCTICNET

(22 September – 19 October) Iqaluit to Quebec City

This Leg supported three major programs: the KEBABB project, led by Fisheries and Oceans Canada and collaborators at the University of Manitoba, Université Laval and Memorial University, a mooring project in collaboration with the Ittaq Heritage & Research Centre and the community of Clyde River, and six ArcticNet sub-projects (NTRAIN, ArcticSeafloor, ArcticFish, Contaminants, Biochemistry, ArcticKelp).

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2023 Expedition

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.

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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