Natural Resources Canada

Natural Resources Canada

September 09, 2009 16:00 ET

Media Advisory/Natural Resources Canada: Conference Call with Minister Raitt to Discuss Joint Survey in the Arctic

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 9, 2009) -



The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Natural Resources, along with
Canadian and U.S. officials, will participate in a conference call with
media to discuss the preliminary results of the joint scientific survey in
the Arctic. The chief scientists of the respective Canadian and U.S. survey
teams and the captains of the Canadian Coast Guard Ship Louis S. St-Laurent
and the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy will also participate from aboard
their ships in the high Arctic.

The mission, which has been underway since August 7, continues the
collaboration in extended continental shelf data collection in the Arctic
started during last summer's joint Canada-U.S. survey, with plans for
further cooperation in 2010.

To read logs from the ships and see photographs and video clips of the
current mission, please visit:

warcticsurvey.nrcan.gc.ca

www.international.gc.ca/continental

U.S site: http://continentalshelf.gov/

NOTE: For those aboard the ships, participation in conference call
depends on the availability of reliable satellite communications.

Location: Teleconference

Date and Thursday, September 10, 2009
Time: 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. EDT

Dial-In Number(s)
North American Dial-In #: 1-888-265-0464
Int'l/Local Dial-In #: 613-954-4096
Conference ID: 29297232

Contact Information

  • Natural Resources Canada - Ottawa
    Office of the Minister
    Jocelyne Turner
    Press Secretary
    613-996-2007
    or
    Natural Resources Canada - Ottawa
    Media Relations
    613-992-4447