The polar yacht Vagabond, moored off the coast of Qikiqtarjuaq (Nunavut, Canada) has been collaborating with the Green Edge researchers since the very beginning of the project. Éric Brossier, captain of Vagabond, provides essential support for the Green Edge Project and is one of the pillars of the ice camp.
Since the beginning of Green Edge, a very particular boat has been collaborating with the scientific research team studying the algal bloom near Qikiqtarjuaq, Baffin Island (Nunavut, Canada). It is the Vagabond, an expedition yacht designed to sail in icy waters.
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).