Canada's Extended Continental Shelf Program

Canada's Extended Continental Shelf Program

Meet Northern Contaminants Program (NCP) Partners and Researchers

Meet NCP Partners and Researchers

New autopilot technology powers modernized submarines

New autopilot technology powers modernized submarines

E-postcards from the Arctic

E-postcards from the Arctic

Tapping into social media and digital volunteers to improve disaster recovery operations

Tapping into social media and digital volunteers to improve disaster recovery operations

Rapidly Deployable Northern Housing - Video

Rapidly Deployable Northern Housing - Video

What's New

  • Minister Valcourt announces appointment of Chairperson and President of Polar Knowledge Canada
    July 31, 2015 - The Honourable Bernard Valcourt, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, today announced the appointments of the Chair and President of Polar Knowledge Canada on July 28, 2015.
  • Government of Canada establishes centre for food virology
    July 23, 2015 - Today, the Government of Canada announced the establishment of the Food Virology National Reference Centre at the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) laboratory in St. Hyacinthe, Quebec. This CFIA reference centre will enhance Canada's ability to effectively detect viral contaminants in food, such as noroviruses and hepatitis A.
  • Government of Canada Supports Enhanced Tools for Natural Disaster and Public Health Emergency Response
    July 17, 2015 - New federal investments to provide support for new tools and knowledge to address natural disasters and public health emergencies throughout Canada
  • Governments of Canada and Manitoba invest in building state-of-the-art Churchill Marine Observatory
    July 6, 2015 – Today, Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages and Minister responsible for Manitoba, and Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger visited Churchill to announce an investment of $22.1 million to build a highly innovative research facility to be located in the Port of Churchill, Canada's only Arctic deepwater port.
  • Minister Fantino announces five projects to enhance tools and knowledge for first responders
    June 26, 2015 - Associate Defence Minister Julian Fantino announced five innovative new projects that will support local first responders – notably firefighters and paramedics - across Canada.
  • World Oceans Day
    On June 8th, World Oceans Day is celebrated across the globe to recognize the importance of the world’s oceans and the efforts to improve our oceans’ health.
  • Spring 2015 geobuoy comparison trial
    May 15, 2015 - For roughly two weeks this spring from late April to early May a team of scientists, technologists and logistics support staff from Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC) evaluated the performance of newly improved geobuoys on behalf of the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF).
  • National Mining Week, May 11 – 17, 2015
    National Mining Week celebrates the important role mining plays in the lives of Canadians. It’s hard to imagine a life without minerals and metals – we use them and rely on them every day. Mined products are required to build our highways, our electrical and our communication networks. They are used in items essential to modern life such as mobile devices, computers and TV screens, musical instruments, sports equipment, and vehicles.
  • Safe Kids Week (May 4 - 10, 2015)
    May 4 - 10 is Safe Kids Week. This year’s theme, "Safe Cycling. Safe Roads. Save Kids' Lives," focuses on road safety and safe cycling in Canadian communities.
  • A legacy of research in a harsh environment
    April 30, 2015 - Alert, Nunavut sits at the northern tip of Ellesmere Island in Canada’s High Arctic. It is the most northern permanently inhabited location in the world. Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC) has been conducting research at Alert and in the High Arctic for the past 60 years.
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