Published on 12 Jul 2018
The second edition of Sentinel North international Ph.D. school is underway in Nunavut, in the Canadian Arctic. From July 12 to 24, 2018, nineteen young scientists, twelve research professionals and technicians as well as ten internationally renowned professors from 12 universities in 8 countries will explore the Baffin sea and Baffin Island fjords on board the CCGS Amundsen. Their goal is to better understand the role of light in ecosystem services and health in the North. The program also includes meeting and exchanging with members of northern communities of Iqaluit and Qikiqtarjuaq.
The rapid transformation of Arctic ecosystems under the influence of global warming has major impacts on the way they work and the services they provide. Under the leadership of the Sentinel North program of Université Laval (Quebec City, Canada), the school proposes an integrative, transdisciplinary, multicultural and highly technological training program that includes lectures, discussions and a strong emphasis on practical training with experts in disciplines such as optics/photonics, marine and arctic biology and ecology, physics, biochemistry and remote sensing.