Northern science and innovation

Learn about northern scientific research, and access programs and services that support innovation in the North.

Services and information

Polar and northern science

Learn about polar research, Arctic geology, northern land and marine research, the science of ice and snow, and research in Canada's northern national parks.

Polar research funding

Get information on funding and awards for researchers focusing on polar issues and northern science.

Canadian High Arctic Research Station

Find out about innovation in Arctic science and technology and learn about opportunities for visiting researchers to take advantage of the station's research facilities.

Northern Contaminants Program

Apply to reduce and, wherever possible, eliminate contaminants in the Canadian Arctic.

Arctic charting

Learn how Arctic seabed surveys are conducted, what challenges are faced, what technologies are employed, and what new opportunities are emerging – including how hydrography supports northern safety and sovereignty, science and archeology.

Sea ice studies

Access research on sea ice in Labrador and Newfoundland, the Gulf of St. Lawrence, Canadian Arctic Archipelago and Beaufort Sea.

Auroras and space

Find information and pictures of the northern lights, natural displays of light in the sky that appear to move or dance. Learn about how these auroras are one effect that solar wind has on our planet, and learn about some of the negative impacts that can be caused by huge solar storms.

Gulf of Alaska sea surface temperature and salinity

Access data on the sea surface temperature in the Gulf of Alaska. Includes data on contour plots of the North East Pacific surface temperatures and anomalies.

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