It is always delightful to meet kind and funny new team members! We are really happy to have met and helped a team from Hokkaido University (Japan) in their carbon emissions monitoring on Arctic sea ice near Cambridge Bay, NU.
Hiroki Ikawa (Ph.D, Hokkaido Agricultural Research Center, National Agriculture and Food Research Organization) working on their weather station tour on the ocean ice, near Cambridge Bay, NU.
Shila, Elise Imbeau (Viventem co-founder) and Maittuq.
We periodically collect, melt and filter lake ice cores for Mukund R. Gauthankar, Ph.D. Student at UQAC (Qc) to look at and better understand lake water and ice carbon composition and energy transfer.
Elise Imbeau (Viventem co-founder).
Gabriel Ferland (Viventem co-founder), Mukund Ramesh Gauthankar (UQAC PhD student), Milla Rautio (UQAC Researcher) and Marie-Pier Hébert (UQAC, Postdoc).
This year again, over cold months and ice cover up to 220 cm, we provided valuable data to the Arctic Aquatic Research Division of Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) by measuring under-ice water temperature, conductivity and oxygen concentration with CTD casts in Nakyulik and Inuhuktok lakes, near Cambridge Bay, NU. These measures will help them better understand Arctic char and other fish species environment through the year.
Gabriel Ferland (Viventem co-founder).
It was a real pleasure to take part in the Sentinelle Nord (Université Laval) and the GRIMP laboratory (Université de Sherbrooke) Arctic Snow School 2023 by illustrating a meaningful discussion between students, community elders and hunters about their perspective of the importance of snow. The snow school was about the physics of Arctic snowpacks and climate and took part April 1 to 8 2023 at the Canadian High-Arctic Research Station (CHARS), in Iqaluktuuttiaq (Cambridge Bay), NU.
It was a first year for us as exhibitors at the ArcticNet Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM2022) in Toronto, ON, December 4-8, 2022. It is always stimulating to see members of the Canadian and international Arctic research community all together networking and sharing knowledge. We are proud to be part of this amazing Arctic science community!
Charles-Félix Fournier-Côté (Université Laval (Sentinelle Nord) scientist) and Gabriel Ferland (Viventem co-founder).
Ji Young Jung, Senior Research Scientist at Korea Polar Research Institute (KOPRI) and Carter Lear (Viventem field technician) collecting mineral soil samples.
(1) Gabriel Ferland (Viventem co-founder) sampling macroinvertebrates with a surber sampler in Ekaluk river near Cambridge Bay, NU. Photo credit: Étienne Lanoue (2) Mayfly Larva, also known as shadfly or fishfly.
We collect rainwater samples of each precipitation event from July to October 2020-2022 as part of Megan Sarah Leung MSc thesis project, Geography Student & Environmental Artist, at University of Calgary .
Gabriel Ferland (Viventem co-founder) collecting rainwater samples after a rain event by the bay, in Cambridge Bay, NU.
Kristen McCabe (CBG research professional), Tad Tulurialik (UofG Taloyoak local field technician), Carter Lear (UofG Cambridge Bay local field technician) and Elise Imbeau (Viventem co-founder) on a ARCBIO malaise trap sampling site in Taloyoak, Nunavut.
(1) Shawn Marriott (Viventem Field Support / EHTO), Gabriel Ferland (Viventem co-founder) and Patty Jane Kamoayok pulling nets at Gravel Pit, Cambridge Bay, NU. (2) Shawn Marriott and Gabriel Ferland cutting Arctic chars.
For the past 2 years, we collected running water samples from the Greiner Lake system (pond, creek, lake, river) every week from July to October as part of Megan Sarah Leung MSc project, Geography Student & Environmental Artist, at University of Calgary.
This year, we had the pleasure to welcome Megan in town and work by her side! As she now left Cambridge Bay, we are happy to ensure the samples collections until the end of the season.
Gabriel Ferland (Viventem co-founder) by a pond near Cambridge Bay, NU.
Under 220 cm lake ice cover, we did spring CTD casts in Nakyulik and Inuhuktok for the Arctic Aquatic Research Division of Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) .
The Korea Polar Research Institute (KOPRI) team spend most of their summers in Cambridge Bay, at their long-term sampling site near water lake, studying plant environments. We help them monitor their site through the whole year by visiting and taking measures (site and snow accumulation pictures, downloading and sending data, making sure instruments work properly) every week from October to June!
Elise Imbeau (Viventem co-founder) at a Korea Polar Research Institute (KOPRI) experimental snow fence.