Torngat Mountains Base Camp and Research Station
Torngat Mountains Base Camp and Research Centre is located just outside the southern edge of Torngat Mountains National Park, in Saglek Fjord. The camp consists of a wet and dry lab, full-service kitchen (meals are provided), laundry facilities and washrooms with flush-toilets and showers. There are desks for working and a printer available. The Base Camp provides access to a variety of boats and a helicopter for charter. Additionally, there are small fly-camps set-up throughout Torngat Mountains National Park that provide access to remote locations to conduct research projects. These camps consist of backpacking tents, a cooking tent and a bear fence.
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Nain, Newfoundland and Labrador (approx. 200km)
Newfoundland and Labrador
Aboriginal Government/ Homeland
Seasonally-Operated Research Station
Coastal, Freshwater, Glacier, Marine, Terrestrial
Main Research Disciplines
Anthropology, Archaeology, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, Biochemistry, Climatology, Environmental Sciences, Geology and Sedimentology, Geophysics, Geocryology, Geomorphology, Glaciology, Human Biology/Wellness, Hydrology, Limnology, Mapping/GIS, Marine Biology, Microbiology, Oceanography, Sociology, Soil Science, Terrestrial Biology/Ecology, Traditional/Aboriginal Knowledge
Telephone, Satellite Phone, Printer
Zodiacs, speedboats, longliners and helicopter for charter
Storage available for multi-year projects
A variety of tent options including backpacking, Inuit-style and DesignShelter tents
Fully staffed kitchen that provides all meals to guests
Wet and dry lab complete with sinks, fumehood, drying oven, fridge and freezer.
Gas, diesel and Jet-A1 available for purchase.
The Nunatsiavut Government has a research process in place that must be followed when applying to do research in Nunatsiavut, including Torngat Mountains National Park www.nainresearchcentre.com/research-process or contact the Inuit Research Advisor at firstname.lastname@example.org. Additionally, Parks Canada has a research permitting process for any projects that will take place in Torngat Mountains National Park.
Special Rules and Regulations
A polar bear fence surrounds the research station; All groups working outside of the fence are required to hire and take an Inuit bear monitor with them. The research station always has bear monitors available for hire.
Local External Resources
Nearest Medical Service
A full-time medic is available in camp. The nearest clinic is in Nain (~300 km by air).
All guests must attend an orientation and polar bear safety briefing upon arrival. A polar bear fence surrounds the research station, which is armed nightly. All work outside of the fence requires the hiring of an Inuit bear guard.