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SAON Canada Results Bulletin, February 2015

The third issue of the Sustaining Arctic Observing Networks (SAON) Canada Results Bulletin is now online. This bulletin, developed in partnership with the Canadian chapter of the Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS), communicates results from monitoring and assessment projects in the Canadian North and highlights their links to policy.

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Polar Blog: Biodiversity at the bottom of the Arctic Ocean

The Inuit of Grise Fiord, Nunavut, know that the frigid waters of nearby Jones Sound — covered in ice for all but six weeks of the year — are teeming with life. They’re intimately familiar with the seals, walrus, whales and polar bears with which they share the sound and which provide them with food. But what of the other, unseen creatures that live far below the surface?

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ArcticAge: Our Northern Future

Ottawa, March 17 2015

The ArcticAge event will address new models of investment in the Arctic.


Arctic Business Forum 2015

6th Arctic Business Forum, March 10-12 2015, Rovaniemi, Finland


Minister Holder announces investment in research facilities including icebreaker CCGS Amundsen

January 23, 2015 — Quebec City, Quebec — Today, the Honourable Ed Holder, Minister of State (Science and Technology) announced significant investments through the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) to support the operation and maintenance of nine unique national research facilities that contribute to Canada’s reputation as a global leader in research and innovation. 

Minister of State Holder highlighted the investment in the scientific infrastructure and operations aboard the CCGS Amundsen, Canada’s only dedicated research icebreaker.