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The people, places, events and latest research of Canada’s subarctic and Arctic regions, one of the fastest-changing environments on Earth

Glaciologist Joseph Cook studies microbial ecosystems on the surface of the Greenland ice sheet.

Glaciologist Joseph Cook studies microbial ecosystems on the surface of the Greenland ice sheet. (Photo: Rolex/Cook collection)

Joseph Cook
Glaciologist Joseph Cook on the vibrant life in the Arctic ice sheet

This skull, known as Cranium 80, was formally documented on the western coast of Nunavut's King William Island in 1993, and was believed to belong to a member of the ill-fated Franklin expedition. Recent DNA testing definitively linked it to crewman John Gregory. (Photo: Andrew Gregg)

A new report has identified crewman of the previously unknown remains found on Nunavut's King William Island in 1993
Tidal energy infrastructure

(Photo: Courtesy Sustainable Marine Energy)

Tidal energy infrastructure
Part two of Canada’s Ocean Supercluster: A six-part series

The “Imaa, Like This” team took home the $1 million prize for their project.

Projects focus on food sovereignty, youth
A photo of the author side by side with the cover of his book
Captain Cook Rediscovered: Voyaging to the Icy Latitudes seeks to provide a fresh view on Cook's legacy from a North American perspective.
Bamsebu cabin in Svalbard, Norway

Sunniva Sorby and Hilde Fålun Strøm take a drone selfie of their camp at Bamsebu in Svalbard, Norway. (Photo: Hearts in the Ice)

Photo: Hearts in the Ice
Adventurers Sunniva Sorby and Hilde Fålun Strøm, founders of Hearts in the Ice, return to Svalbard, Norway, for a second overwintering to build on their citizen science work

Warming permafrost causes what are called retrogressive thaw slumps—landslides caused by the melting of ground ice in the permafrost. (Photo: Rob Fraser/Canada Centre for Remote Sensing)

Photo: Rob Fraser/Canada Centre for Remote Sensing
From permafrost slumping to biodiversity inventories, here’s some of the most exciting research that PCSP supported in 2019
Canada's 75 biggest islands

The first exclusive wall map produced for sale by Canadian Geographic. (Poster: Canadian Geographic; cartography: Chris Brackley)

Poster: Canadian Geographic
Canadian Geographic's cartographer Chris Brackley shares insights into his process in charting the country's largest islands for an exclusive wall map

The four members of the 1968-69 British Trans-Arctic Expedition. (Photo: BTAE)

Photo: BTAE
Ken Hedges of the 1968-69 British Trans Arctic Expedition reflects on the perilous and ground-breaking journey
Tiny plastic particles on a fingertip

A clump of tiny plastics on a finger. Microscopic fragments of plastic were found in almost every sample taken in the Eastern Canadian Arctic as part of a recent study. (Photo: iStock)

Photo: iStock
A team of Canadian researchers has found evidence that microplastics and microfibers have infiltrated Arctic ecosystems, but the source of these tiny fragments is still unclear
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