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Arctic Science Month

December is Arctic Science Month! Find out about Canada’s Arctic through the eyes of Government of Canada scientists studying oceans and seacoasts, changing landscapes and alternative energy solutions. Arctic Science Month celebrates the vital research of Canada’s scientists and researchers working in northern regions and with local communities across the country. Don’t miss out — be a part of the conversation on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram by following the hashtag #ArcticScience.

Arctic Science Month (December)


DRDC sets AMAZE-ing goal
DRDC sets AMAZE-ing goal

A team of researchers is aiming to make Arctic facilities more sustainable with the Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC)-led project, Advanced Microgrids towards Arctic Zero Emissions (AMAZE).

The Canadian Arctic: An Environment to safeguard
The Canadian Arctic: An Environment to safeguard

Three Environment and Climate Change Canada scientists, Chris Derksen, Sandy Steffen and Hayley Hung, share why it is so important to study the Arctic.

Research in the Arctic
Research in the Arctic

Video: Have you ever wondered what it’s like to conduct research up North?

Arctic science stories

Virtual tour of the CHARS campus

Take a look around the inside of the Main Research Building of the Canadian High Arctic Research Station (CHARS) campus!

Simply Science: Arctic science

Arctic Science articles from Natural Resources Canada.

Snow: What is it Good For…

Chris Derksen and his team use satellite imagery to collect data on snow.

Ocean-ice Forecasting

The Canadian Operational Network of Coupled Environmental PredicTion Systems (CONCEPTS) works to develop and implement computer models that support ocean-ice forecasting advancements.

Polars Bears

We catch up with Environment and Climate Change Canada research scientist, Evan Richardson, to talk about his research on polar bears and the impacts of climate change on the iconic northern species.

Tuvaijuittuq Marine Protected Area

This culturally and historically significant marine area is unique due to the presence of multi-year pack ice. A better understanding of this region will be critical as climate change continues to result in the dramatic declines in sea ice.

PermafrostNet connects a community

PermafrostNet is a new research network involving researchers from 12 universities and over 40 partnering organizations. It aims to boost Canada’s ability to monitor, predict and adapt to large-scale permafrost thaw.

Funded research

All Domain Situational Awareness Science and Technology Program

The program supports the development of innovative solutions to address surveillance challenges in the North.

Northern Responsible Energy Approach for Community Heat and Electricity program

The Northern Responsible Energy Approach for Community Heat and Electricity program, also called the Northern REACHE program, funds renewable energy and energy efficiency projects, and related capacity building.

Climate Change Preparedness in the North

This program funds climate change adaptation projects in Yukon, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Nunavik and Nunatsiavut.

Climate Change and Health Adaptation Program

This program funds First Nations and Inuit communities' efforts to build capacity to adapt to the health impacts of climate change.

Indigenous Community-Based Climate Monitoring

This program supports community-led projects to monitor climate and the environmental effects of climate change on communities and traditional territories.

Northern Contaminants Program

Working to reduce and, wherever possible, eliminate contaminants in traditionally harvested foods, while providing information that assists informed decision making by individuals and communities in their food use.


Interview with Adrienne Turnbull
Interview with Adrienne Turnbull

Today we're speaking with Adrienne Turnbull, Portfolio Manager with Border Domain Awareness at Defence Research and Development Canada.

Ask a Scientist
Ask a Scientist

Climatologist David Phillips responds to the question "How many meters of ice have melted in the Arctic over the last 100 years?"

Extended Continental Shelf Program
Extended Continental Shelf Program

Video gallery from the Extended Continental Shelf Program, a large initiative set up to identify characteristics of the shelf under the Atlantic and Arctic Oceans.

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