The Expedition (2018)

The 2018 Arctic Expedition begins this year in Canada’s capital city, Ottawa. After several days of pre-expedition activities, we fly to Kangerlussuaq, Greenland to board our expedition vessel and set sail to explore the communities, coasts, fiords, bays and islands of western Greenland before crossing the Davis Strait to Canada’s High Arctic.

We will explore the eastern entrance of the Northwest Passage including visits to Pond Inlet, Sirmilik National Park and Beechey Island. Our expedition will end in Resolute Bay where we will board our charter flight back to Ottawa.

Each day will be filled with exploration, discovery, presentations, workshops, hands-on research, hikes, and lots of adventure! Activities will include wildlife encounters, visits to Arctic communities as well as the opportunity to acquire first-hand knowledge and insight into the dynamics of climate change, traditional knowledge, scientific research, policy and other important Arctic and global topics.

How to Participate

SOI Expeditions are open to high school and university applicants from around the world. Scholarships are available. Learn more and apply!

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Meet our Educators

A global team of scientists, elders, artists, musicians, historians, and industry leaders who help to foster a deeper understanding and appreciation for the Polar Regions through cross-disciplinary learning.

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Alumni Stories

SOI Expeditions are just the first step in a life-long journey of discovery. Learn more about our global community of talented and diverse alumni.

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