ArcticNet - Amundsen Expedition

Reports

Expeditions

2016 Amundsen Expedition

2016 Schedule

On 3 June 2016 the CCGS Amundsen left Quebec City for a 125-day journey to the Canadian Arctic in support of ArcticNet's marine-based research program, the GreenEdge-ArcticNet program, the NETCARE (Network on Climate and Aerosols) program, the integrated Beaufort Observatory (iBO-ESRF) project and a collaboration between ArcticNet, The W. Garfield Weston Foundation and Parks Canada.

Leg 1a – GreenEdge/ArcticNet (3 - 23 June) Quebec City to Qikiqtarjuaq
Leg 1b – GreenEdge/ArcticNet (23 June - 14 July) Qikiqtarjuaq to Iqaluit
Leg 2a – ArcticNet/NETCARE (14 - 27 July) Iqaluit to Qikiqtarjuaq
Leg 2b – ArcticNet/NETCARE/The W. Garfield Weston Foundation (27 July - 25 August) Qikiqtarjuaq to Kugluktuk
Leg 3a – ArcticNet/ESRF (25 August - 17 September) Kugluktuk to Kugluktuk
Leg 3b – ArcticNet/The W. Garfield Weston Foundation (17 September - 6 October) Kugluktuk to Quebec City

Research Licenses

The following research licenses were obtained for the 2016 ArcticNet expedition onboard the CCGS Amundsen:

Quebec

  • Parks Canada Saguenay Marine Park SAGMP-2016-21762

Nunavut

  • Nunavut Research Institute Scientific Research License # 0601016R-M;
  • Department of Fisheries and Oceans license to fish for scientific purposes in the waters of Nunavut # S-16/17-1001-NU;
  • Nunavut Archaeologist Permit # 2016-22A (for Schools on Board visit to Beechey Island)

Northwest Territories

  • Aurora Research Institute Northwest Territories Scientific Research License # 15922;
  • Department of Fisheries and Oceans license to fish for scientific purposes in the waters of the Northwest Territories # S-16/17-1001-NU;

Foreign Waters

  • Vessel Clearance to conduct scientific work in Greenland waters. Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs file No 2016-14192