The last sampling day occurred two weeks ago at the GreenEdge ice camp, on July 22th. The final team to leave Qikiqtarjuaq contacted me on July 27th from Iqaluit, which means WE DID IT! All the instruments are in Sea-Cans ready to be returned to Quebec City on the sealift, the samples were transferred to the CCGS Amundsen and will return to Quebec City in October. Now is the time to do a little recap of the operations. Everything, or almost everything, went according to plan, and we suffered no major injuries or losses of equipment. Continue reading Chapeau à toute l’équipe!!!
Just as the mobilisation was an active period in April, the end of June is the season “FINALE” ! At this point, there are no more arrivals, only departures of scientists. This also means a final series of instrument deployment operations!
As expected, the ice progressively melts around the community. It forces the team to find other, safer, skidoo parking lots. The team migrates three times to other bays, on June 20th, July 2nd and again on July 8th. The ice close to the community is melting fast ! Continue reading The season “Finale”
« Green Edge is also partly motivated by the recent discovery that phytoplankton blooms may occur more extensively and more often under the ice-pack. » (http://www.greenedgeproject.info/rationale.php) Continue reading Green Edge, Green Leads!