Our airboat for the 2016 ice camp has arrived at Takuvik and is ready for the campaign. This year, after ice breakup, we will travel by airboat.
Nearly 50 full-station sampling days at the 2015 ice camp, between mid-March and mid-July, made possible the sampling of 20 different categories of measurements, completing a first field season. Findings about initiation and onset of the phytoplankton spring bloom are still undergoing from sample analyses in different laboratories. The expedition was a great success both in terms of science and in terms of integrating into the Inuit community of Qikiqtarjuaq (Nunavut, Canada).
Research icebreaker expedition
During the icebreaker expedition aboard the CCGS Amundsen, we are going to investigate the impact of the progression of ice melt and the resulting changes in snow and sea ice properties on the phenology of phytoplankton.