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Expedition Churchill: A Gateway to Arctic Research
Download the free interactive ebook to explore the scientific significance of the region, climate and research taking place in Churchill and Hudson Bay - Manitoba's gateway to the Arctic.
Large enough to float the entire country of Germany like an island, Hudson Bay is what's left of the Tyrrell Sea, which formed with the retreat of the last glaciers, over 10,000 years ago. Also the largest continental shelf in the world, its relatively shallow waters hide a ledge of the North American continent. The region attracted Indigenous peoples long before it was noticed by European traders and explorers, seeking to establish an international fur trade and trying to find the polar route to the Orient.
This free interactive ebook will introduce readers to the scientific significance of this region, the nature of the changes underway in the bay and context for how this knowledge can be used to address the challenges and opportunities that climate change affords to the region and to the Arctic as a whole.
The ebook chapters include videos, narrated field notes from the scientists and interactive infographics.
The focus is on research led by UM, the Churchill Northern Studies Centre and the Assiniboine Park Zoo, in collaboration with many universities, government agencies, industrial partners and communities.