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The Canadian Ice Core Lab comprises samples drilled from across the Canadian Arctic (including the Devon and Prince of Wales ice caps), as well as from non-polar mountain regions across the provinces and territories.
The current status of our ice core sample inventory in the archive:
Hyper-saline lakes beneath one of the most studied ice caps in the Canadian Arctic? Maybe even an entire briny network weaving a watery web under the ice? It sounds more like science fiction than science fact. But armed with ambition, innovative ideas, cutting-edge tools, and priceless support from one of Canada’s foremost foundations—plus a cozy parka or two—these scientists are set to help us believe the once unbelievable, changing the face of the Canadian science community along the way.
May 2, 2019
10 young women are set for the adventure of a lifetime this summer, thanks to Girls on Ice Canada and a major funding infusion from the Government of Canada.
October 12, 2017
New archive facility will push boundaries of climate change understanding.
January 12, 2017
Monitoring system ensures climate change record remains frozen in ice.
February 24, 2016
Funding will provide for storage, research on Canada’s ice core collection.
We have collected ice cores from Prince of Wales Icefield and the Agassiz, Devon, and Penny ice caps all along the Arctic Archipelago.
Visit the interactive map on our Ice Core Database page to view information on our ice core samples (including drilling locations, age/depth of cores and more).
Our facility offers a variety of instrumentation for the collection, processing, and analysis of ice cores. Check out our Services & Equipment page for more information.
The Canadian Ice Core Lab is looking for motivated scientists interested in the collection and study of ice cores. Click the button below to review the current job opening for a postdoctoral position with our lab.
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