Prince Leopold Island Seabird Research Station

Kitchen and work/sleep cabins and observation blinds.

PLI 2

Name Email Phone Number
Primary Contact Amie Black amie.black@canada.ca (613) 998-8523
Secondary Contact Francois Fournier francois.fournier@canada.ca (418) 649-6127

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Owner
Environment and Climate Change Canada

Membership
Regular Member

Latitude
74.033333

Longitude
-90

Location
Lancaster Sound

Nearest Community
Resolute Bay

Territory/ Province
Nunavut

Aboriginal Government/ Homeland
Nunavut Land Claim Agreement

Facility Type
Seasonally-Operated Field Camp

Research Hinterland
Coastal, Marine, Sea Ice, Tundra

Main Research Disciplines
Marine Biology, Terrestrial Biology/Ecology

Research History
Established in 1975 to study seabird ecology, it is also the site of the longest running seabird egg contaminants monitoring program in the Circumpolar Arctic; it is not used every year.

Current Projects
Seabird and marine ecology research and seabird contaminants research and monitoring

Power
Generator, Solar

Communications
Satellite phone, VHF

Local Transportation
Twin Otter

Equipment Storage
Limited

Dormitory/Sleeping Facilities
Cabin

Dining/Kitchen Facilities
Kitchen cabin

Laboratory Facilities
Limited

Fuel Availability
N/A

Research Requirements
Migratory Birds Permit, Nunavut Research permit, Nunavut Land-use permit, Migratory Bird Sanctuary Permit, Bird Banding Permit

Special Rules and Regulations
Migratory Bird Sanctuary regulations apply

Local External Resources
N/A

Nearest Medical Service
Resolute Bay nursing station

Safety Considerations
Potential for polar bear visits so firearms are mandatory, remote site, work on seabird cliffs

Cost
N/A

Other Information
N/A

Last Updated
2016-05-03

PLI 3

View of PLI sleeping cabin and attached composting outhouse. Photo credit: J. Provencher, Environment Canada

PLI 1

Inside view of kitchen facilities. Photo credit: J. Provencher, Environment Canada