Peel River- 2nd Weekly Report July 14, 2019

After leaving the boat crew on the Blackstone River, Frederieke and Paul drove north along the Dempster Highway to sample rivers flowing into the Peel River.

Peel River expedition, Canada- 1st Weekly Report July 7, 2019

On this expedition we want to find out what this means for the river water that flows from permafrost regions to the Arctic Ocean.

Sampling from Helicopter in the western Mackenzie Delta - second Nunataryuk/WP4 expedition

After long preparations, the helicopter expedition is finally starting for real.

Kickoff to the second Nunataryuk/WP4 expedition in the Mackenzie Delta

The Nunataryuk/WP4 Coastal Waters team started their second expedition in the Mackenzie delta on 17 June 2019.

Yukon Coast 2019 – Wrapping up

This week we finished our field campaign, prepared our departure from Herschel Island and flew back to Inuvik.

Yukon Coast 2019 – In full flow

For the second half of our expedition, the composition of our team has changed somewhat. Andreas Richter and Louis-Philippe Roy left on April 25, and Hugues Lantuit came in instead.

Yukon Coast 2019 – Starting field work – struggles and successes

Last week everything went according to our meticulously prepared plan. This week the reality of doing field work in remote places of the Arctic gripped us.

Science serendipity - Successful First Expedition for the WP4 team

The Takuvik-AWI team successfully completed the first WP4 expedition. A fortunate stroke of serendipity? Undeniably.

First Days of the First Takuvik Expedition - a different kind of Easter hunt!

The countdown before the ultimate lift off has begun. Six team mates. Five airplane take-offs and landings. Four pieces of luggage each.

Yukon Coast 2019 Spring - Arriving to field

Up here in the North, the spring field season has started and we are busy preparing the Nunataryuk Expedition Yukon Coast 2019 Spring.

The Takuvik gear is on the move!

After a rushed session of box filling, stacking, identifying, enumerating and wrapping, the scientific gear is finally on the move.

Nunataryuk field visit to Ilulissat and Qeqertarsuaq in Disco Bay, Greenland

Nunataryuk field visit to Ilulissat and Qeqertarsuaq in Greenland to host local consultations and interviews.

A tour of Northwest Territories communities by the Takuvik team at Université Laval and partner from ISMER in Canada

In February 2019, members of the Nunataryuk WP4 “Coastal Waters” team conduct a tour of the Northwest Territories communities.

Adaptation to permafrost thaw - Welcome to Yakutia, Russia!

The first scoping trip to Russia was held between June and July 2018 to the city of Yakutsk which is the capital of the Sakha Republic or “Yakutia”.

Ice safety training for the Takuvik team at Université Laval in Canada

Ice safety training is a necessaty before going to the field.

News from the ultra-high resolution aerial imagery surveying field team

our taks is to conduct high resolution mapping to provide a snapshot of the present state of the coast and to assess on the rates of coastal change, especially after 2015.

Yukon Coast Blog no.4 - You can find me on the mainland, call me on my satphone…

One of the key aims of this year’s expedition was sampling and ground-truthing the soils and streams of the coastal tundra plain that run through the landscape.

Yukon Coast Blog no.3 - Christine

A couple of weeks ago the rebirth of our research vessel “Christine” allowed us to sail in the Herschel Basin (50-60 m water depth), southeast of the Island, to test the seismic imagery system.