Multidisciplinary field work in Ilulissat Greenland in September 2021

Multidisciplinary group of Nunataryuk researchers headed to Ilulissat Greenland in September to conduct the long waited field work.

PeCaBeau - The Beautiful Arctic

Our scientific work was actually already finished. And everyone just wanted to sleep. But then THE opportunity arose...

PeCaBeau - Station after station after station....

Sixteen hours of daylight. This was the beginning of our trip. We have now arrived at about nine hours.

PeCaBeau - First station completed

It took us seven days to reach our first station. We are interested in carbon, sediment and nutrient dynamics on the Beaufort Shelf. That’s why we needed to wait a bit until we finally went to where the Northwest Passage ends.

Steaming through the Northwest Passage and getting ready

Since 09 September we are at sea. A charter flight with about 35 crew members and the same number of scientists brought us from Québec City to Resolute Bay on Cornwallis Island in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago.

PeCaBeau-Team

It is not easy to tell you how many we are - I have not even tried to count. Since more than three years we work on this project and it will take even longer to work on all the data and samples we will bring back to our labs and offices and to our partners all over the world.

PeCaBeau! Let’s go.

After almost a 2-year hiatus from active research activities, our field campaigns are back on! This blog series will take you to the Canadian Arctic and onboard the CCGS Amundsen.

Fieldwork in February 2020 in Qaanaaq, Greenland

The 11th of February 2020, I arrived in Qaanaaq, the northernmost town in Greenland with 632 inhabitants. It was a few days before the sun returned on the sky after three months of Polar nights..

Water sampling from the creeks along the Dempster Highway

 At the end of the 4th Takuvik expedition to the Mackenzie Delta, Bennet Juhls (AWI) and I were asked by the Peel River team to repeat water sampling from the creeks along the Dempster Highway between Inuvik and Dawson City.

Nunataryuk - WP4 - Youth outreach and engagement in the communities of the Inuvialuit Settlement Region, Canada

One of the fundamental goals of conducting science is to be able to communicate it to others. As scientists, we are not always effective communicators, especially when addressing non-peers.

A last adventure for the road: living in an Inuvialuit hunting camp deep down the wild MacKenzie Delta

Everything is packed. The truck is fully loaded with our equipment meant for complete autonomy during several days. Bennet and I are gearing up as the temperatures are dropping close to 0oC in the Delta.

Nunataryuk WP4 - Tuktoyaktuk coastal station

The objective of the expedition? Tracking (ground)water from coastal permafrost and massive ground ice thawing and discharging in the nearshore ocean.

Another successful season of UAV mapping in Tuktoyaktuk and Paulatuk

Following the surveys with drones conducted in 2018, the field research this season was done further east, aiming at high quality 3D baseline surveys and data for analysing satellite imagery.

Herschel Island Expedition 2019 – Blog Post 5

Open, Pack, Close. For a short time, the warehouse looks quite messy for everyone who does not participate in our work.

Komakuk Summer Expedition 2019 –Summary

The fieldwork of WP 1 at Komakuk Beach (Ivvavik National Park, Yukon Territory, CA has been successful. We collected more than 400 soil samples, vegetation, root and water samples.

Nunataryuk-WP7-Expedition-to-Tiksi-July-2019

After our scoping fieldwork to Yakutsk in June, we came back to the Sakha Republic in Russia to continue our research.

Nunataryuk-WP4-Eastern Sector, August 1-4, 2019

On Highway 10 from Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk, Guislain, Édouard and Joannie drive on the newly opened road built on the permafrost.

Nunataryuk-WP4- Microbes in the Canadian Arctic

This organic matter, mainly of terrigenous origin, comes in part from the thawing of permafrost caused by global warming, which is particularly intense in the Arctic.