Article in Tall Ship Friends' newsletter, January 2013.
Eric on Radio-Canada, by phone from Grise Fiord, with Caroline Nepton: Friday 25th January at 10pm in Yukon and North-West Territories, at 11pm in Nunavut. In Quebec: Saturday 26th January at 10am and Sunday 27th January at 5pm.
Ice Mass Balance buoy real-time data: here.
That's it, the IMB (Ice Mass Balance) was deployed yesterday on the ice, 3 km from the village. After a few transmission tests from Grise Fiord, and with the hunters' agreement, we first had to carry the equipment to the selected site and drill several holes in the ice before setting up the instruments (designed to measure and attribute thermodynamic changes in the mass balance of the sea ice cover during freezing and melting stages). Everyone will soon be able to access on the Internet all data sent daily by satellite, until early July. The IMB will be recovered before ice breaking up, certainly in a better state than the device found in August 2011! We deployed a previous version in Svalbard in spring 2006.
Tonight, Jarloo Kiguktak, the head of Grise Fiord Canadian Rangers (view interactive map), invited us to a patrol meeting. To our surprise, we were named honorary Canadian Rangers! Rangers are the eyes and ears in the North...
Yesterday evening we were invited to share the seal that Jeffrey just caught. A treat, both raw and cooked!
Surprising thaw sensation, while the temperature rose from -32°C to -22°C...
French sailing family cozy and iced-in off of Arctic Canada, posted on Alaska Dispatch as part of Eye on the Arctic, a collaborative partnership between public and private circumpolar media organizations.
Eric on Radio-Canada, with Rudy Desjardins, by phone from Grise Fiord.