ArcticNet in the News

ArcticNet in the news

ArcticNet in the News - Year 2004

28 December 2004
North.cbc.ca – A new study, partly funded by ArcticNet, will monitor sea-ice thickness in four Northwest Territories coastal communities as a way to help scientists better understand Arctic climate change.

25 November 2004
La Presse (Montréal) – An article featuring the CCGS Amundsen, its voyage to the Arctic and the Nunavik Health Survey mentions ArcticNet Scientific Director Louis Fortier.

20 November 2004
Sault Star – November 20, 2004; Le Quotidien – November 12, 2004; NunatsiaqNews.com – November 11, 2004; La Presse (Montréal) – November 10 and 13, 2004; La Voix de l’Est; Le Nouvelliste (Trois-Rivières) – November 9, 2004; CBC North, Technewsworld.com – November 3, 2004; Globe and Mail – November 1, 2004 – Several articles about Arctic warming and the report of the Arctic Climate Impact Assessment mentioned Louis Fortier, ArcticNet Scientific Director; Robert Correll, a member of the ArcticNet Board of Directors and Chair of the Arctic Climate Impact Assessment; and Gordon McBean, an ArcticNet member.

26 October 2004
Le Monde (online) – October 26, 2004 – An article featuring the CCGS Amundsen and its voyage to the Arctic mentioned ArcticNet Scientific Director Louis Fortier.

09 October 2004
Sault Star – October 9, 2004; Edmonton Journal, Vancouver Sun, Kingston Whig-Standard, Victoria Times Colonist, Ottawa Citizen, Windsor Star – October 7, 2004 – The effects of climate change that are threatening the Inuit way of life and the northern ecosystem are inevitable, and, according to ArcticNet Scientific Director Louis Fortier, it is best to get ready for them and find ways to deflect the impacts.

08 October 2004
Whitehorse Star – October 8, 2004; Saskatoon Star Phoenix, Windsor Star, Globe and Mail, London Free Press, Toronto Sun, Halifax Chronicle Herald – October 7, 2004 – Among the many discoveries the CCGS Amundsen will bring back after spending the last year in the Arctic, one of the most important, according to ArcticNet Scientific Director Louis Fortier, is the finding that Atlantic cod could replace Arctic cod as the dominant species in the far northern ocean. Although this trend might expand the commercial fishing grounds in the Arctic, it could spell disaster for the seals, whales and polar bears that rely on the smaller, easier-to-catch Arctic cod.

07 October 2004
Le Soleil – The CCGS Amundsen will arrive in Quebec City with data from one of the most important surveys ever done on Inuit health. Eric Dewailly of ArcticNet was director of the study.

07 October 2004
Le Devoir – October 7, 2004; Winnipeg Free Press – October 6, 2004 – Speaking at the World Conference of Science Journalists, Louis Fortier, ArcticNet Scientific Director, shared some of the findings that came from the one-year Arctic expedition of researchers aboard the CCGS Amundsen. One of the discoveries is that Arctic ice absorbs the carbon dioxide considered largely responsible for climate change. Another is that the Northwest Passage could open up as early as the year 2030.

01 October 2004
NunatsiaqNews.com – A story appears about the Nunavik Health Survey being conducted in northern Quebec. ArcticNet is a major partner in the survey and the director of the study is Eric Dewailly of ArcticNet.

10 September 2004
NunatsiaqNews.com – This article addresses the importance of stopping climate change in the Arctic. At a meeting of Arctic parliamentarians in Nuuk, Robert Corell, an ArcticNet Board of Directors Member and Chair of the Arctic Climate Impact Assessment, urged leaders to adopt policies and programs that will help curb greenhouse gases that contribute to global warming. Another ArcticNet Board Member and President of the Inuit Circumpolar Conference, Sheila Watt-Cloutier, emphasized the devastating social and cultural impacts of climate change on the Inuit.

27 August 2004
NunatsiaqNews.com – An article about students gaining valuable experience while working aboard the CCGS Amundsen mentions ArcticNet and one of its researchers, André Rochon.

25 August 2004
CBC.ca News – A team of health workers and researchers aboard the CCGS Amundsenwill be conducting a health survey in the eastern Hudson Bay communities over the next month. At the same time, ArcticNet researchers will be conducting tests and collecting samples along the coast of Nunavik to see if climate change is having any impact on the population’s health.

17 August 2004
CBC.ca News – André Rochon, an ArcticNet researcher working aboard the CCGS Amundsen icebreaker, says climate change warming could make the Northwest Passage almost ice-free, tempting many countries to push for the passage to be declared an international waterway. The scientist fears this would lead to an increased risk of accidents and pollution and argues that Canada does not have the infrastructure to manage more ship traffic.

16 August 2004
CBC.ca News – David Scott, an ArcticNet researcher working aboard the CCGS Amundsen, is mentioned in an article about an intensive study of the marine ecosystem in the western Arctic.

10 July 2004
The Globe and Mail – An article, featuring the CCGS Amundsen and researchers' upcoming one-month visit to northern communities to study the Inuit, mentions ArcticNet.

03 July 2004
CBC Newsworld – Louis Fortier, ArcticNet Scientific Director, is mentionned in a CBC Newsworld segment.

25 June 2004
SRC Montréal – On Aujourd'hui avec Simon Durivage, the Radio-Canada crew interviewed Louis Fortier, Scientific Director of ArcticNet, aboard the CCGS Amundsen. Topics covered included issues relating to the Arctic, such as ice field melting and the opening of the Northwest Passage.

05 June 2004
Toronto Star – ArcticNet Scientific Director, Louis Fortier, is mentioned in an article about life aboard the CCGS Amundsen.

23 May 2004
Toronto Star – ArcticNet and its Scientific Director, Louis Fortier, are mentioned in an article about the Canadian Arctic Shelf Exchange Study and foreign researchers aboard the CCGS Amundsen, which account for roughly half of the project’s research effort.

16 May 2004
Toronto Star – May 16, 15 and 9, 2004 – Three more articles in the continuing series from Peter Calamai, about the Canadian Arctic Shelf Exchange Study and researchers aboard the CCGS Amundsen, mention ArcticNet and its Scientific Director, Louis Fortier.

03 May 2004
Toronto Star – ArcticNet is mentioned in an article about the Canadian Arctic Shelf Exchange Study and researchers aboard the CCGS Amundsen.

26 April 2004
Toronto Star – Louis Fortier, ArcticNet Scientific Director, is mentioned in an article about the emerging generation of young researchers taking part in Arctic research.

24 April 2004
Toronto Star – Louis Fortier, ArcticNet Scientific Director, explains how researchers aboard the CCGS Amundsen are studying the Arctic cod population to try to solve the mysteries surrounding this species of fish, in order to be able to make reliable predictions about the impact of climate change in the Arctic.

19 February 2004
The Edmonton Journal – Traditional knowledge and Inuit expertise will play a vital role in ArcticNet, the Arctic research program that will use the CCGS Amundsen to study the Arctic’s climate, health and society.

16 February 2004
The Edmonton Journal – Louis Fortier, ArcticNet Scientific Director, is mentioned in an article about the $25.7 million federal government investment into Arctic research and the scientific mission of the CCGS Amundsen icebreaker.

01 February 2004
Canada Research Horizons – Winter 2004 – Several articles discussing climate change, resource development and government funding to study Canada’s changing Arctic mention ArcticNet and ArcticNet Scientific Director, Louis Fortier.

18 January 2004
Le Soleil (Québec) – An article on ArticNet Scientific Director Louis Fortier looks at his career in the Arctic, including his work with CASES.

12 January 2004
Winnipeg Free Press – Arctic communities will be full partners with ArcticNet in a ground-breaking project that will study the connection between environmental change and living conditions in the region.