2016 Arctic Survey

This summer, from 5 August – 20 September 2016, the Canadian Coast Guard vessel Louis S. St-Laurent will be joined by the Swedish icebreaker Oden to embark on a six week scientific survey in the Arctic Ocean. 

The purpose of the 2016 Canada-Sweden Polar Expedition is to collect data in support of Canada’s extended continental shelf submission to the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf, prepared in accordance with the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS)

The Geological Survey of Canada (part of Natural Resources Canada) and the Canadian Hydrographic Service (part of Fisheries and Oceans Canada) will lead the mission.  Swedish scientists will also participate in the survey and collaborate with Canadian scientists on joint research activities aimed at enhancing our collective Arctic knowledge.  

Learn about the ships

CCGS Louis S. St-Laurent    
CGCS Louis St-Laurent
Current location of the CCGS Louis S. St-Laurent:


Photo credit: Jan-Ola Olofsson