An 82-day expedition to the Canadian Arctic
The Canadian Coast Guard Ship Amundsen is setting off today on a 82-day expedition to the Canadian Arctic. It will take off from the Coast Guard base on Champlain Boulevard in Quebec City at 3 PM this afternoon, celebrating its 10th Anniversary as a research icebreaker for ArcticNet's 2013 expedition.
ArcticNet studies the impacts of climate warming and modernization on ecosystems and on the health and economy of northern communities. We were joined this morning by ArcticNet's Scientific Director and Chief Scientist on the Amundsen for the first segment of the mission. Doctor Louis Fortier, who is also a professor at Laval University.