Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Quebec Region

Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Quebec Region
Canadian Coast Guard


International Polar Year 2012 Conference

International Polar Year 2012 Conference

April 19, 2012 16:30 ET

Media Advisory/Invitation to Media Only: Tour of the CCGS Amundsen

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - April 19, 2012) - On Saturday, April 21, from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m., the Canadian Coast Guard, the International Polar Year 2012 Conference and ArcticNet invite the media for an exclusive tour of research icebreaker CCGS Amundsen and its state-of-the-art scientific equipment. The vessel will be moored near the Montréal Science Centre in the Old Port of Montréal.

Media representatives will be granted access to the vessel and its scientific facilities before the doors open to the general public the following day.

The Canadian Coast Guard's seagoing crew and scientists from the ArcticNet Network of Centres of Excellence will be on hand to guide you and answer your questions.

Saturday, April 21, 2012
CCGS Amundsen
West Side of the King Edward Quay
Section 7
Old Port of Montréal
2:00 to 3:30 p.m.

The CCGS Amundsen is in Montreal for the International Polar Year 2012 Conference. In the winter, the CCGS Amundsen carries out Canadian Coast Guard operations, and in the summer, she becomes a veritable floating scientific laboratory. In 2007-2008, she sailed for 450 days nonstop to support several projects funded by the Canadian International Polar Year Program. A true catalyst for international collaboration, the vessel has previously supported the research efforts of over 500 scientists from 27 countries.

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