Category Archives: Life in Camp

Chapeau à toute l’équipe!!!

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!!!

The ice is melting but the good mood is here to stay!

Here to do science the ice camp crew lives altogether in the Inuit village of Qikiqtarjuaq. Résumés, age or nationality do not matter; we all share each and every moment in this little village and on the ice-camp. English is the main language used and allows us all to communicate, but it still is very interesting to learn new words or expressions in other languages (English, Japanese, Portuguese, German, Inuktitut, French  – France and Québécois).

Continue reading The ice is melting but the good mood is here to stay!