Coats Island Seabird Camp

A sleeping cabin with office and storage space to accommodate up to 8 people and a kitchen cabin with attached room containing a composting toilet.

Coats Island seabird camp Jennifer Provencher (1)

Camp, with kitchen cabin in the foreground and main cabin in the background. Photo credit: Jennifer Provencher

Name Email Phone Number
Primary Contact Amie Black amie.black@canada.ca (613) 998-8523
Secondary Contact Grant Gilchrist Grant.gilchrist@canada.ca (613) 998-7364

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Owner
Environment and Climate Change Canada

Membership
Regular Member

Website
www.ec.gc.ca

Latitude
62.95

Longitude
-82.0

Location
Coats Island, Northern Hudson Bay

Nearest Community
Coral Harbour

Territory/ Province
Nunavut

Aboriginal Government/ Homeland
Nunavut Land Claims Agreement

Facility Type
Seasonally-Operated Field Camp

Research Hinterland
Coastal, Marine, Sea Ice, Tundra

Main Research Disciplines
Environmental Sciences, Marine biology

Current Projects
Long term seabird colony monitoring and research program. Environment Canada and the Northern Contaminants program runs a long-term seabird egg contaminants monitoring program at Coats Island.

Power
Generator, Solar

Communications
Satellite phone, VHF

Local Transportation
By twin-otter from Iqaluit (700 km) or via local boat from Coral Harbour (100 km)

Equipment Storage
Small storage shed attached to sleeping cabin

Dormitory/Sleeping Facilities
Sleeping cabin accommodates up to 8 people

Dining/Kitchen Facilities
A kitchen cabin contains basic amenities

Laboratory Facilities
None

Fuel Availability
None

Research Requirements
Nunavut Research Permit; Migratory Birds Research Permit; Kivalliq Inuit Association land use permit

Special Rules and Regulations
N/A

Local External Resources
N/A

Nearest Medical Service
Coral Harbour nursing station (100 km)

Safety Considerations
Environment Canada health and safety guidelines must be followed at this site.

Cost
N/A

Other Information
N/A

Last Updated
2016-05-02

Coats Island seabird camp Jennifer Provencher (2)

Coats Island Seabird Camp main cabin. Photo credit: Jennifer Provencher