Visit to Canada's Arctic - Day 2

  • The Canadian research icebreaker CCGS Amundsen has been a major catalyst in revitalizing Canadian Arctic science by giving Canadian researchers and their international collaborators unprecedented access to the Arctic Ocean.
  • Upon arrival in Qikiqtarjuaq, Her Excellency was greeted by Her Worship Mary Killiktee, Mayor of Qikiqtarjuaq.
  • Before leaving Qikiqtarjuaq for the CCGS Amundsen on board a Coast Guard helicopter, Her Excellency met with a Coast Guard Officer and Dr. Louis Fortier, CEO of Amundsen Science and Scientific Director of ArcticNet.
  • Upon landing on the CCGS Amundsen, the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science was greeted by Claude Lafrance, Captain of the CCGS Amundsen.
  • Upon arrival on the CCGS Amundsen, a group photo was taken on the deck.
  • Visite de l'Arctique canadien - Jour 2
  • In the afternoon, Her Excellency toured the CCGS Amundsen.
  • This piston collects sediment from the ground which is later analyzed.
  • Later, the Governor General, Dr. Nemer and Minister Duncan participated in science experiments on deck.