Issue 3 | Fall 2016

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Stream gauging station.
Alain Leclair & Johann Wagner.
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  • Monitoring instruments were installed over the summer around Cambridge Bay to measure stream flow and turbidity and changes in local tundra climate.
  • Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre divers documented nearshore marine life around Cambridge Bay in August to record ecosystems and habitats.
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Dr. David J. Scott & Dr. Kazuyuki Shiraishi.
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  • POLAR and the National Institute of Polar Research of Japan signed a Letter of Understanding concerning polar scientific cooperation on June 6, 2016.
  • Canada hosted the 9th meeting of the Arctic Council’s Scientific Cooperation Task Force on July 6-8, 2016 in Ottawa, Canada. David J. Scott, President, Polar Knowledge Canada, led the Canadian delegation.
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Science & Technology summer students
Kyle Nault, Chris Bolduc & Aili Pedersen.
Photo credit: Johann Wagner

  • POLAR and Ocean Networks Canada facilitated two science camps for young people and students in August in Cambridge Bay. The camps focused on climate, electricity, and water density.
  • Summer students have been hired to support POLAR’s Science & Technology program and field work in the Cambridge Bay region. The students are working on field instrument installation, vegetation surveys and mapping, and freshwater and marine sampling.


POLAR will host a Canadian Antarctic Research Workshop on Oct. 3-4, 2016 at the Canadian Museum of Nature to explore opportunities to strengthen Canadian Antarctic research activities, including the development of a Canadian Antarctic Research Program. For further details on how to register, please visit:

Did You Know?

In May 2016, POLAR obtained observer status with the Council of Managers of National Antarctic Programs (COMNAP) for a threeyear period. POLAR has also participated in recent Antarctic-related meetings, including the Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting and the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) and Open Science Conference and Delegates Meeting.

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