Coppermine River Expedition (2017)

A summer search for early life and the origins of enigmatic volcanic rocks in the Arctic

This July, Geological Survey of Canada scientist Dr. Rob Rainbird is leading a team of Canadian and international scientists north of the Arctic Circle to look for some of the world’s oldest microfossils and clues about the origins of a huge ancient volcanic event. The expedition will examine a segment of the Earth’s crust by canoe along 200 km of the Coppermine River between the Dismal Lakes and Kugluktuk, collecting samples, taking measurements and conducting other scientific studies between July 11 and August 10, 2017. You can join this adventure by following the expedition’s blog.