Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Quebec Region

Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Quebec Region
ArcticNet

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International Polar Year 2012 Conference

International Polar Year 2012 Conference

April 19, 2012 09:31 ET

Media Advisory: Open House on Board the CCGS Amundsen April 22 to 25, 2012

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - April 19, 2012) -

Editors Note: There is a photo associated with this press release.

From April 22 to 25, 2012, the Canadian Coast Guard, the International Polar Year 2012 Conference and ArcticNet are inviting the public to visit the ultramodern research icebreaker CCGS Amundsen, which will be docked near the Montréal Science Centre at the Old Port of Montréal. This open house is being held as part of 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 non-stop 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.

Welcome aboard!

Tour schedule:
Sunday, April 22, 2012
9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Monday, April 23, 2012
9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

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