Tour the CCGS Amundsen

A multimedia exploration of Canada’s dedicated research icebreaker
Université Laval
The CCGS Amundsen, a large research icebreaker, plows through a wide stretch of sea ice. The photo is overlaid with a blue textured pattern.


Since 2003, Arctic researchers have had unprecedented access to the extreme conditions of the Arctic Ocean aboard the Canadian Coast Guard Ship (CCGS) Amundsen, the only dedicated research icebreaker in the country outfitted with state-of-the-art research labs and equipment. After more than 10 years of collecting natural, health and social science data from the deck of the Amundsen, their achievements have been assessed by an independent panel in a new report for the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI).

Below, begin exploring the Amundsen: download the report and meet the researchers who use the icebreaker as a platform to piece together the story of the changing Arctic.