PAST EXPEDITIONS

2019

Total days at sea: 104
Distances travelled: 14 377 nm

  • Odyssée St-Laurent – Quebec Maritime Network (1 – 16 February) Quebec City to Quebec City
  • Leg 1a – DFO AZOMP (30 May to 23 June) Québec City to St. Anthony
  • Leg 1b – DFO ISECOLD (23 June ti 4 July) St. Anthony to Iqaluit
  • Leg 2a – ArcticNet / Sentinel North / Takuvik (4 to 25 July) Iqaluit to Pond Inlet
  • Leg 2b – ArcticNet / Sentinel North (25 July to 15 August) Pond Inlet to Resolute Bay
  • Leg 3 – ArcticNet / DFO KEBABB (15 Agoust to 10 September) Resolute Bay to Québec City

2019 ODYSSÉS SAINT-LAURENT EXPEDITION REPORT (french)

Granted permits

St. Lawrence River 
Department of Fisheries and Oceans Experimental License for Waters of the Region of Quebec # QUE-SCIENTIFIQUE-043-2019
Parks Canada, Parc marin du Saguenay-Saint-Laurent # SAGMP-2018-28140
Newfoundland and Labrador
Department of Fisheries and Oceans Experimental License for Waters of the Region of Newfoundland and Labrador # NL-3894-17
Department of Fisheries and Oceans Experimental License for Waters of the Region of Newfoundland and Labrador # NL-5490-19
Nunatsiavut Government Approval Letter
Laurentian Channel Marine Protected Area
Department of Fisheries and Oceans File # SABMPA 2019-05
Nunavut
Nunavut Research Institute Scientific Research License # 0501119R-M
Department of Fisheries and Oceans License to Fish for Scientific Purposes in the waters of Nunavut # S-19/20-1016-NU
Parks Canada – National Parks Auyuittuq, Sirmilik and Quttirnipaaq # ANP-2019-32477
Canadian Wildlife Service – Access to Migratory Birds sanctuary on Bylot Island # MM-NR-2019-NU-014
Canadian Wildlife Service – Access to National Wildlife Areas at Coburg Island, Akpait and Qaqulluit # NF-NR-2019-NU-008
Foreign Waters
Vessel Clearance to conduct scientific work in Greenland waters. Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs file # 2019-23088
Permission for State Flight over Greenland File # 19/01017
Government of Greenland Survey License # G19-036

2018

Total days at sea: 122
Distances travelled: 19 072 nm

  • Odyssée St-Laurent –Quebec Maritime Network (9-  23 February) Quebec City to Matane
  • Leg 1 – BaySys-ArcticNet (25 May – 5 July) Quebec City to Churchill
  • Leg 2a – Sentinel North BriGHT/BaySys (5 – 13 July) Churchill to Iqaluit
  • Leg 2b – Sentinel North Ph.D. School and BOND project (13 – 24 July) Iqaluit to Iqaluit
  • Leg 2c – Vulnerable Marine Ecosystems ROV projects/DFO/ArcticNet (24 July – 16 August) Iqaluit to Resolute Bay
  • Leg 3 – Kitikmeot Marine Ecosystems Study/ArcticNet (16 August – 7 September) Resolute Bay to Quebec City

2018 EXPEDITION REPORT

Granted permits

St. Lawrence River 
Department of Fisheries and Oceans Experimental License for Waters of the Region of Quebec
Parks Canada, Parc marin du Saguenay-Saint-Laurent # SAGMP-2018-28140
Newfoundland and Labrador
Department of Fisheries and Oceans Experimental License for Waters of the Region of Newfoundland and Labrador # NL-3894-17
Nunavut
Nunavut Research Institute Scientific Research License # 0501318R-M
Department of Fisheries and Oceans License to Fish for Scientific Purposes in the waters of Nunavut # S-18/19-1012-NU
Parks Canada – National Parks Auyuittuq and Sirmilik # ANP-2018-28919
Canadian Wildlife Service – Access to Migratory Birds sanctuary on Ahiak and Bylot Island # NUN-MBS-18-06
Foreign Waters
Vessel Clearance to conduct scientific work in Greenland waters. Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs file # 2018-15931
Government of Greenland Survey License # G18-028

2017

Total days at sea: 112
Distances travelled: 8 578 nm

  • Leg 1 – BaySys-ArcticNet (31 May – 6 July) Quebec City to Churchill (Canceled)
  • Leg 2a – BaySys-ArcticNet/Sentinel North (6 – 13 July) Churchill to Iqaluit
  • Leg 2b – ArcticNet/The W. Garfield Weston Foundation (13 July – 17 August) Iqaluit to Puvirnituq
  • Leg 3 – Nunavik Inuit Health Survey (17 August – 14 September) Puvirnituq to Kangiqsujuaq
  • Leg 4a – Nunavik Inuit Health Survey (14 September – 6 October) Kangiqsujuaq to Kuujjuaq
  • Leg 4b – ArcticNet (6 – 12 October) Kuujjuaq to Quebec City

2017 EXPEDITION REPORT

2016

Total days at sea: 125
Distances travelled: 17 812 nm

  • 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

2016 EXPEDITION REPORT

2015

Total days at sea: 115
Distances travelled: 20 512 nm

  • Leg 1 – ArcticNet/Industry (17 April – 4 May)
  • Leg 2 – Geotraces/ArcticNet (10 July – 20 August)
  • Leg 3a – ArcticNet/ESRF/IOL/Geotraces (20 August – 4 September)
  • Leg 3b – Geotraces/ArcticNet/IOL (4 September – 1 October)
  • Leg 4a – ArcticNet (1 – 11 October)
  • Leg 4b – ArcticNet (11 – 26 October)
  • Leg 4c – ArcticNet (26 October – 1 November)

 

2014

Total days at sea: 97
Distances travelled: 20 094 nm

  • Leg 1a – ArcticNet/NETCARE (8 – 24 July) Quebec City to Resolute
  • Leg 1b – ArcticNet (24 July – 14 August) Resolute to Kugluktuk
  • Leg 2a – ArcticNet/BREA (14 August – 9 September) Kugluktuk to Barrow, Alaska
  • Leg 2b – ArcticNet/Japan (9 – 25 September) Barrow, Alaska to Kugluktuk
  • Leg 3 – ArcticNet (25 September – 11 October) Kugluktuk to Quebec City

2014 EXPEDITION REPORT

2013

Total days at sea: 52
Distances travelled: 11 692 nm

  • Leg 1 – ArcticNet (26 July – 5 September) Quebec City to Resolute
  • Leg 2 – ArcticNet (26 July – 5 September) Quebec City to Resolute

2013 EXPEDITION REPORT

2011

Total days at sea: 105
Distances travelled: 19 958 nm

  • Leg 1 – ArcticNet (18 July – 11 August)
  • Leg 2a – ArcticNet/IORVL (11 – 26 August)
  • Leg 2b – ArcticNet/IORVL (26 August – 7 September)
  • Leg 2c – ArcticNet/BP (7 – 24 September)
  • Leg 3a – ArcticNet (24 September – 4 October)
  • Leg 3b – ArcticNet (4 – 30 October)

 

2010

Total days at sea: 124
Distances travelled: 22 231 nm

  • Leg 1a – ArcticNet (1 July – 2 August)
  • Leg 1b – ArcticNet (2 – 12 August)
  • Leg 2a – ArcticNet/BP (12 – 26 August)
  • Leg 2b – ArcticNet/BP (26 August -23 September)
  • Leg 3a – ArcticNet/BP (23 September – 7 October)
  • Leg 3b – ArcticNet (7 -22 October)
  • Leg 3c – ArcticNet (22 – 31 October)

 

2009

Total days at sea: 168
Distances travelled: 28 380 nm

  • Leg 1a – ArcticNet/IORVL (4 – 30 June)
  • Leg 1b – ArcticNet/IORVL (30 June – 16 July)
  • Leg 2a – ArcticNet/IORVL (16 -30 July)
  • Leg 2b – Malina/ArcticNet (30 July – 27 August)
  • Leg 3a – GEOTRACES/ArcticNet/IORVL (27 August – 12 September)
  • Leg 3b – ArcticNet/IORVL (12 September – 8 October)
  • Leg 4a – ArcticNet/IORVL (8 October – 6 November)
  • Leg 4b – ArcticNet (6 -18 November)

2009 EXPEDITION REPORT

2007-2008

  • Leg 1 – ArcticNet (26 July -17 August 2007)
  • Leg 2 – Health Survey (17 August – 27 September 2007)
  • Leg 3a – ArcticNet/SOLAS (27 September -18 October 2007)
  • Leg 3b – ArcticNet/SOLAS/CFL (18 October – 8 November 2007)
  • Leg 4 to Leg 10a – CFL (10 November 2007 – 5 August 2008)
  • Leg 10b – Health Survey (5 August – 3 September 2008)
  • Leg 11a – ArcticNet (4 – 28 September 2008)
  • Leg 11b – ArcticNet (28 September – 5 October 2008)
  • Leg 12 – Health Survey (5 -16 October 2008)

2007 EXPEDITION REPORT
2008 EXPEDITION REPORT

2006

Total days at sea: 80
Distances travelled: 14 155 nm

On 22 August 2006 the CCGS Amundsen left Quebec City for an 80-day expedition in support of ArcticNet’s research activities. In addition to extensive oceanographic and biological sampling, the CSL Heron hydrographic launch was deployed to augment the Amundsen’s seabed and benthic mapping capacity in support of a collaborative project between ArcticNet and Parks Canada in the eastern Arctic.

2006 EXPEDITION REPORT

2005

Total days at sea: 83
Distances travelled: 15 088 nm

The CCGS Amundsen left Quebec City on 5 August 2005 for an 84-day expedition to the Canadian Arctic in support of ArcticNet’s marine-based research program. Over 200 stations were sampled for oceanographic, atmospheric, biological, and seabed properties from Baffin Bay, through Hudson Bay and the Northwest Passage to the Beaufort Sea.

2005 EXPEDITION REPORT

2004

From 28 August to 4 October 2004, the CCGS Amundsen was transformed into a floating research clinic to carry out the Qanuippitaa? (How are we?) Inuit Health Survey. A multidisciplinary team of doctors, nurses and scientists used the ship to visit the 14 coastal communities of Nunavik (Northern Quebec) in order to assess the overall health of over 1000 Nunavik residents by evaluating their lifestyle, diet, incidence of heart disease, bone density, safety habits and exposure to environmental contaminants. Cutting edge medical equipment, not readily available in the North, was installed on board the vessel to allow for mammography, carotid thickness and bone densitometry testing.

Through such surveys, better preventive and curative actions can be taken to increase the quality of health care and disease prevention in the North. During the survey, researchers also conducted complementary studies on health (ex. drinking water quality, emerging infectious diseases, chronic diseases) and on physical properties of the Nunavik coastal environment.

The survey was co-funded by the Ministère de la Santé et des Services Sociaux du Québec (MSSS), the Regional Board of Health and Social Services of Nunavik, ArcticNet, the Northern Contaminants Program and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.

2003-2004

Funded by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), the Canadian Arctic Shelf Exchange Study (CASES) Research Network was an international Canadian-led effort under Canadian leadership to understand the biogeochemical and ecological consequences of sea ice variability and change on the Mackenzie Shelf in the eastern Beaufort Sea. The scientific program of CASES was underpinned by the simple central hypothesis that the atmospheric, oceanic, and hydrologic forcing of sea ice variability dictates the nature and magnitude of biogeochemical carbon fluxes on and at the edge of the Mackenzie Shelf.

The main thrust of the CASES field program was the one-year expedition of the CCGS Amundsen to the Mackenzie Shelf. Over 200 scientists belonging to teams from Canada, Denmark, Japan, Norway, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States took rotations on the CCGS Amundsen to study all aspects of the ecosystem from September 2003 to September 2004. This Arctic mission of unprecedented scope comprised three major parts: (1) a fall survey covering the entire study area from September to December 2003, including the recovery of the 8 moorings deployed from the CCGS Sir Wilfrid Laurier in 2002 and the deployment of 17 new mooring arrays; (2) the over-wintering of the ship in Franklin Bay for the monitoring of the winter evolution of the ecosystem; and (3) the spring/summer spatial survey of the region to monitor the break-up of the stamukhi, the opening of the Cape Bathurst polynya and the development of the summer ecosystem, including the recovery in August/September 2004 of the oceanographic moorings, of which 7 were redeployed.

The highly successful CASES program has initiated on-going time-series of key measurements of the response of the marine ecosystem to change that have been expanded to other Arctic regions through the ArcticNet project and the International Polar Year.