Blog: Fourth Joint Canada - US Extended Continental Shelf Survey in the Arctic - August-September 2011
Canadian Scientists under the leadership of the Canadian Hydrographic Service (CHS) and the Natural Resources Canada (NRCAN) will be onboard the Canadian ice-breaker CCGS Louis S. St-Laurent and the United States ice-breaker USCGC Healy from August 18th to September 29th to conduct a joint survey in the high arctic. They will collect scientific information to assist in defining the outer limits of Canada's extended continental shelf pursuant to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS).
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