Students on Ice 2015 Arctic Expedition

Published by on April 8, 2015 under Latest News

Follow the upcoming Students on Ice 2015 Arctic Expedition here! We’re sailing with students from around the world, to west Greenland and the eastern Canadian Arctic on the adventure of a lifetime!

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Arctic Tern film is now available to view!

Published by on March 7, 2015 under Latest News

Want to see what we really get up to aboard Arctic Tern? Check out the film! 88 minutes of science, sailing and loads of silly stuff to keep it interesting!! GOING NORTH from Pascale Otis on Vimeo.

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Vertical Sailing, Baffin Island

Published by on October 23, 2014 under Latest News

Blasting past big granite walls in Sam Ford Fiord, Baffin Island, Arctic Canada. 40 knot winds funneling down the fiord + flat sea = fast & smooth ride!  

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Trip South!

Published by on September 23, 2014 under Latest News

As the saying goes, “there are old sailors and bold sailors, but not many old, bold sailors”. And so it’s with this maritime adage in mind that we formed our strategy for the voyage south this year. For the two previous trips south, in 2012 and 2013, from South Baffin Island to South Labrador, we […]

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Going home…

Published by on August 19, 2014 under Latest News

We had been with Oceans North for a week. We had seen wildlife, gone on hikes and visited many camps where local Inuit hunt during the short Arctic Summer. The days were becoming shorter. Fall was coming. We could feel it in the air. It was now time to head back home. Grant and Sam […]

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Full load; 8 people on a 47-foot sailboat

Published by on August 9, 2014 under Latest News

After less than 24 hours to refuel, fill up with water, go grocery shopping and squeeze in a visit at the hospital to resupply our antibiotics, it was time to welcome onboard our next group from Ocean’s North. We hadn’t had time to do laundry or have a shower, nor really prepare to set a […]

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Puking and catching birds (all in the name of science)…

Published by on July 23, 2014 under Latest News

After hopping our way along the Greenland coast for a few weeks, we crossed over to Bylot Island to continue our journey in the Canadian Arctic onboard the Arctic Tern. Being on a sailboat, we usually stay away from vertical walls of endless rocky cliffs where we can’t anchor or find shelter… but this is […]

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Disko Bay…Disco Babies!!

Published by on July 18, 2014 under Latest News

Leg 1 down, Nuuk to Upernavik. Since arriving in Greenland a couple of weeks ago we’ve hopped our way north, stopping in the main settlements and occasional isolated anchorage or fishing village. Our objectives for the season have a serious side; supporting resource management research here in Greenland, and later, when we’re back in Canada, […]

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Arrival in Nuuk

Published by on June 29, 2014 under Latest News

Last night, shortly after securing our lines and having a wee dram to celebrate our arrival in Nuuk, the barometer dropped like a stone, heralding todays gale force winds and horizontal rain. After any ocean passage there is no better feeling than being tucked away in a safe harbour in conditions like these, with the […]

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Waiting for ice

Published by on June 18, 2014 under Latest News

Last weekend we put Arctic Tern and crew to the test, sailing the Bay of Exploits for a short shake-down cruise. After a busy month of preparation we’re set to go!! The only problem is the ice does not pay attention to our sailing schedule. Right now we’re on stand-by, waiting for a band of […]

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