Canadian Ice Core Archive
The Canadian Ice Core Archive, scheduled to open in 2017, will house 1.3 km of cores assembled by Natural Resources Canada and collaborators from seven Arctic sites over several decades. The facility is meant as an accessible national and international research hub, with a primary focus on climate, contaminant, and microbial history. It will contain a constant-temperature freezer, clean rooms for sample preparation and core analysis, and links to several world-class analytical labs at the University. A digital archive will centralize ice-core data and make it publicly available.
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University of Alberta
Still to come
Aboriginal Government/ Homeland
Year-Round Research Station
New facility set to open in 2017.
The Archive will support future coring projects as feasible.
Main Research Disciplines
Atmospheric chemistry and Physics, Biochemistry, Climatology, Environmental Sciences, Geocryology, Glaciology, Human biology/wellness, Hydrology, Isotopic chemistry, Microbiology
Telephone, Internet, Computer, Printer/Scanner, Fax, Videoconferencing
Access to the ice cores, a diminishing resource, will be governed by established protocols and research priorities.
Special Rules and Regulations
Local External Resources
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