Arctic Expedition 2014: our home afloat for 12 days

The Sea Adventurer, our home and classroom afloat for 12 days.

The Sea Adventurer, our home and classroom afloat for 12 days.

We begin our adventure on July 9th, in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada with a few days of orientation and ‘getting to know you’ activities. On the 12th, we fly up to Kuujjuag, in northern Quebec, to board our temporary home – the incredible Sea Adventurer, a 90 m (295 foot) icebreaker. It will carry 132 of us through arctic waters for 12 days. We’ll be a maximum capacity as the ship’s capacity is 132.

With an ice-strengthened hull and state of the art Sperry Gyrofin stabilizers, state of the art communications and navigation equipment, she is an incredible vessel. Her ice class rating of A-1 means that she can go to places in the arctic and antarctic that other cruise ships can’t get to safely.

10 zodiacs will be used to get us all ashore at various stops along the way, so that we can get out on the land and experience it with all of our senses.

10 zodiacs will be used to get us all ashore at various stops along the way, so that we can get out on the land and experience it with all of our senses.

There are 10 zodiacs on board and a special boarding platform so that we’ll be able to get to land for our field studies.

We’ll be on-board the world’s most magnificent classroom for 12 days. This, combined with the incredible time we’ll spend out on the land promises to be an adventure of a lifetime!

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