Indian and Northern Affairs Canada

Indian and Northern Affairs Canada

March 13, 2009 10:00 ET

Media Advisory: Indian and Northern Affairs Canada

GATINEAU, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - March 13, 2009) - Canada is celebrating "Oceans and Marine Life Polar Day" with an International Polar Year (IPY) webcast event. The webcast will be available from The program includes: the Nunavut Sivuniksavut Performers; Dr. Louis Fortier, Scientific Director of ArcticNet on oceans and climate; Dr. Mike Hammill of Fisheries and Oceans Canada on the Pan-Arctic Tagging of Beluga Whales IPY Project; and a satellite link between Environment Canada's Ice Service and researchers Jan Bottenheim and Alexandra Steffen of the Ocean-Atmosphere-Sea Ice-Snowpack (OASIS) program on the ice of the Beaufort Sea. Students and the general public are invited to participate in person or online to learn more about IPY research and Arctic oceans and marine life. Science centres from across Canada will be tuning in to the live webcast. This is one of a series of events taking place around the world on this eighth and last IPY "Polar Day". This event is made possible with support from the Government of Canada Program for International Polar Year.

When: March 18, 2009
1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Theatre of the Museum of Civilization
Gatineau, Quebec

Contact Information

  • INAC Media Relations Line