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CCGS Amundsen on new $50 polymer bank notes

The Canadian Research Icebreaker CCGS Amundsen, ArcticNet's major research infrastructure, adorns the new Canadian $50 polymer bank note that was launched on 26 March 2012.

The new notes can be seen HERE and on the Bank of Canada website.

We take this opportunity to thank all those who have contributed to the wonderful adventure of the Amundsen project since its early beginning in 2002. Through major national and international successes like CASES, IPY, CFL, the Inuit Health Surveys and ArcticNet, your dedication, passion, determination, excellence and camaraderie has contributed to the notoriety, visibility and recognition that led to the selection of the Research Icebreaker CCGS Amundsen as the new theme for the Bank of Canada’s new polymer $50 bill.

Thanks to your indefatigable enthusiasm for scientific cooperation, our Network and the CCGS Amundsen are now part of Canadian History.

Louis Fortier
Scientific Director, ArcticNet
Leader, Amundsen Project

Martin Fortier
Executive Director, ArcticNet