Every research project needs a logo and an acronym, which is an abbreviation of an often complicated and cryptic scientific project title.
PeCaBeau stands for “Permafrost carbon on the Beaufort Shelf”.
The above does not tell you much yet, but this little blog will put the spotlight on words and topics such as:
The European Union has put in about 6 Million Euros to fund a project, which is called the “Arctic Research Icebreaker Consortium (ARICE)” to provide access to European and international research icebreakers for European scientists.
In summer 2018 our group wrote a research proposal and applied for ship time on the Canadian Coast Guard Ship Amundsen. And guess what, we got it! PeCaBeau is one of the very few projects that were funded to conduct research in the Arctic on an icebreaker, where it is otherwise extremely hard and often expensive to get on as a group like us with 10 people from across Europe.
Several Nunataryuk researchers are involved and we team up with Canadian partners that share their knowledge in the Beaufort Sea area and their long-term experience on the ship. From 09 September until 10 October 2021 we will sail (we will steam and not sail) on this famous Canadian icebreaker.
Where do we go?
Who are we?
What is our research motivation?
What does it mean to work and live on an icebreaker for 4 weeks?
All these questions and many more will be answered in the course of this series of blog posts. Stay tuned. This is just the beginning.