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The Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University

27 October 2023

24m 59s

The Life of Students on a Research Vessel in the Arctic | Ep 01



In this inaugural episode, we're diving into the fascinating world of Arctic research cruises aboard the CCGS Amundsen. Host Eugenie Jacobsen gives us a detailed overview of the CCGS Amundsen, a Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker turned research vessel in the summer. With space for 80 scientists and crew, equipped with specialized labs, and ambitious sampling plans, the Amundsen is crucial to conducting Arctic research. 

Eugenie is joined by Marine Institute students Jennifer Herbig, Ashley Oates, and Gabby Perugini, all of whom share their experiences and insights from their time on the Amundsen. They discuss the length of research cruises, the meticulous planning and preparation involved, and their diverse backgrounds before their Arctic adventures.

Join us as we embark on an incredible journey into the world of Arctic research on the CCGS Amundsen in this engaging and informative episode of WaveCast.


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