Northwest Passage Transit a Voyage of Exploration for MI Researchers, Students
As the luxury cruise liner Crystal Serenity sailed through the Northwest Passage for the second time this past summer, a team of Marine Institute researchers and students joined its escort ship, the RRS Ernest Shackleton, to experience and explore the thrilling far north region.
The logistics and research ship, operated by the U.K. government-funded British Antarctic Survey, took the Crystal Serenity through the passage, providing logistics support, research capabilities and ice-breaking ...
A Behind the Scenes Look at the 2014 Franklin Expedition
What happened to Sir John Franklin’s 1845 expedition through the Northwest Passage?
Some of the mystery was uncovered in 2014 with the discovery of one of Franklin’s two ships.
On Sunday, Oct. 25, George Schlagintweit of the Central and Arctic Region of Fisheries and Oceans Canada’s Canadian Hydrographic Service (CHS) will describe the role of CHS in the discovery of one of Franklin’s lost ships, the HMS Erebus. He’ll even have a scale model of the Erebus for participants to ...