Alexandra Fjord Seasonal RCMP Outpost
Abandoned RCMP detachment consisting of two main buildings and three out buildings. No running water and electrical system only in two main buildings. Maximum number of people ca. 10.
|Primary Contact||Greg Henryemail@example.com||(604) 822 2985|
|Secondary Contact||Polar Continental Shelf Program||Resolute.PCSP@NRCan.gc.ca||(867) 252 3872|
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Abandoned RCMP post
Territory or Province
Aboriginal Government/ Homeland
Qikiqtani Inuit Association www.qia.ca
Seasonally-Operated Field Camp, Site for Observing/Monitoring
Glacier, Polar Desert, Terrestrial, Tundra, Wetland
Main Research Disciplines
Climatology, Environmental Sciences, Glaciology, Soil Science, Terrestrial Biology/Ecology
Long-term monitoring of ecosystem response to observed and experimental climate change. Net ecosystem exchange of CO2. Ecosystem development after deglaciation. Effects of muskox grazing.
Archeological research conducted in the area during the late 1970s and through 1980s by Dr. Peter Schledermann and Dr. Karen McCullough. Terrestrial ecological research began in 1980 under direction of Dr. Josef Svoboda, University of Toronto and Dr. Bill Freedman, Dalhousie University. Research maintained by Dr. Greg Henry since 1987.
Satellite phone, VHF
Air support through Polar Continental Shelf Program
Storage at Polar Continental Shelf Program in Resolute
2 cabins plus tents
1 cabin with stove. No running water
1 cabin with tables and heater in room. No running water
Through Polar Continental Shelf Program
Permission of RCMP. Scientific Research License, Wildlife research permit, land use permit, Access to Inuit Owned Land.
Special Rules and Regulations
Need to apply for access to Inuit Owned Land
Nearest Medical Service
Resolute nursing station. Iqaluit hospital.
Polar bear safety training mandatory, Firearm training mandatory, First Aid training mandatory. Leader in camp with at least 3 years of Arctic field experience mandatory.
Locations of all long-term plots and monitoring sites available on GIS established for Alexandra Fiord.