Digges Island Seabird Research Station

A small cabin sleeps 5 people and provides a small space for office work. Canvas tents are used for kitchen facilities and storage. Freshwater collected from a nearby stream is used for cooking and drinking.

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View of Digges Island cabin and kitchen and storage tents. Photo credit: Mike Janssen, Environment Canada

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
62.533333

Longitude
-77.75

Location
Off Northern Nunavik

Nearest Community
Ivujivik

Territory/ Province
Nunavut

Aboriginal Government/ Homeland
Nunavik Marine Region

Facility Type
Seasonally-Operated Field Camp

Research Hinterland
Coastal, Marine, Sea Ice

Main Research Disciplines
Environmental Sciences, Marine Biology

Research History
Environment Canada has been engaged in monitoring Thick-billed Murre populations in Hudson Strait since the early 1950Ís and has regularly monitored the colonies in Digges Sound since the early 1980’s.

Current Projects
Environment Canada is working to determine the distribution and abundance patterns of Thick-billed Murres, to identify their use of key marine habitats in Digges Sound

Power
Generator

Communications
Satellite phone, VHF

Local Transportation
By local boat from Ivujivik, Quebec (25 km)

Equipment Storage
N/A

Dormitory/Sleeping Facilities
A small cabin sleeps 5 people

Dining/Kitchen Facilities
A canvas tent is used to house kitchen facilities.

Laboratory Facilities
N/A

Fuel Availability
N/A

Research Requirements
Migratory Bird Permit
Nunavut Research Permit
Land-use permit

Special Rules and Regulations
N/A

Local External Resources
N/A

Nearest Medical Service
Ivujivik (25km)

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