Learn about the upcoming Students on Ice 2019 Arctic Expedition, through the following videos, which introduce the educational themes students and staff will engage in through land and ship-based programming along the western coast of Greenland and in the Canadian High Arctic.
During the expedition (July 23-August 7, 2019) journey updates will be shared through video, photos and blogs posts.
Best wishes from Ambassador Ustubs
One week to go before expedition and we can't wait to meet the 130 students joining us from around the world. This year we're excited to welcome youth from every circumpolar country thanks in part to a new partnership with the European Union in Canada. Ambassador Ustubs shares his best wishes for the upcoming journey below.Watch
On this year's Arctic 2019 expedition climate change is just one of five areas of focus for the upcoming expedition. We will be joined by scientists and Inuit elders to bring together a diversity of perspectives to better understand the science and stories of climate change adaptation and mitigation.Watch
The Blue Economy
On this year’s Arctic 2019 expedition one of the focuses will be on the Blue Economy. Youth need ways to find out about and gain experience in Blue Economy work sectors. The Blue Economy offers jobs in a range of sectors, including shipping, science, fishing/aquaculture, tourism, conservation and policy. As the world becomes aware of this potential, more and more jobs will be created.Watch
Throughout the Students on Ice Arctic 2019 journey we will visit several Northern communities and also share stories about the communities we call home. We will discuss different characteristics of strong and healthy communities and explore how each of us can contribute to these in our own communities.Watch
On the Arctic 2019 Expedition we are looking forward to better understanding our impact on the ocean, and the ocean's impact on us.
We will have experts onboard whose work touches on ocean issues from a variety of perspectives. With staff ranging from leaders in ocean literacy to marine biologists on board we will learn about trophic levels, zooplankton, Marine Protected Areas, and more!Watch
Sustainable Development Goals
This collection of 17 diverse goals set by the United Nations in 2015 aims to guide global development and create positive change towards 2030.
On #SOIArctic2019 we will dive into how we can implement action for these goals in our home communities.Watch
Join us for the Arctic 2019 Expedition!
Next summer, between July 23rd and August 7th, join more than 100 youth from across Canada and around the world on an inspiring two-week journey to explore Canada's High Arctic and Western Greenland with a team of Indigenous and non Indigenous scientists, artists, musicians, historians and visionary leaders.Watch