Polar Knowledge Canada
Polar Knowledge Canada (POLAR) is responsible for advancing Canada’s knowledge of the Arctic, strengthening Canadian leadership in polar science and technology, and promoting the development and distribution of knowledge of other circumpolar regions, including Antarctica. POLAR operates the Canadian High Arctic Research Station (CHARS) campus and conducts world-class cutting edge Arctic research out of this extraordinary facility.
Our services and information
Learn how POLAR helps build and support the current and future generations of polar scientists, innovators and managers through its initiatives in science and technology and its operations at the CHARS campus.
POLAR’s campus has been designed and built to optimize innovation in Arctic science and technology, while also welcoming local and international visitors.
Learn more about POLAR’s Science and Technology program, research taking place at the CHARS campus, and projects funded by POLAR.
Are you planning a research project in Northern Canada? This portal contains information to help you apply for permits, plan logistics and build respectful relationships with Inuit, First Nations, Métis and other Northerners.
POLAR promotes the development and dissemination of knowledge of the other circumpolar regions, including the Antarctic!
Learn about working at POLAR, the variety of exciting roles, and job opportunities.
Find out about POLAR’s Northern Scientific Training Program (NSTP) and other programs and funding available for polar researchers.
This section highlights awards in recognition of contributions to polar research, and their recipients.
Quick links to other players in the polar research community, nationally and internationally.
What we are doing
Policies, acts and regulations
Publications and outreach
- POLAR Report 2015-2017
- Data Management Principles and Guidelines for Polar Research and Monitoring in Canada, May 2017
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