Teacher at Sea, Scientist at Sea, Mechanic at Sea, Doctor at Sea – meet the people of the expedition!

What do you want to be when you grow up?  The question you quickly tire of hearing, especially if you don’t have a clear answer.  There are so many interesting careers out their that you might not know about!  As our #teacheratsea and SOI alumna Émilie Hérbert-Houle meets the crew of  Canada’s Extended Continental Shelf Program, I am inspired and curious about the possible adventurous careers.

Ship Captain Anthony Potts (NGCC LSSL) and Crew



Ship Doctor Raffi blogged about his background in science and medicine here



Chief Scientist Mary-Lynn Dickson in a video about Canada’s Extended Continental Ice Shelf Progam


Scientific crew learn more about the science of surveying on the science.gc.ca website

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Ship Fire Fighters Blake and Oran


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The Geo Force team is responsible for mapping the sea floor

Read up on how they designed new equipment to be able to work in thick ice and deep water and measures to protect marine animals from super sonar blasts!

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Ice Services Specialist from the Canadian Ice Service, Erin Clark


Erin downloads ice charts and weather information and observes ice conditions to guide the large ice-breaker ship through the path of least resistance.

Read about her job in more detail here


Teacher at Sea

There have been several different teacher at sea projects throughout the years.  The purpose of the Teacher at Sea is to interpret and explain the science behind interesting and significant sea discovery projects and inspire the next generation of scientists! We are proud that this year its the SOI Alumni Émilie Hérbert-Houle, a teacher and current graduate student at the Université du Québec in environmental research.

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So don’t assume science is boring! There are lots of adventurous ways to apply math, geography, physics and science!

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