After all this information and advice followed a nice presentation with an Arctic vibe to it about the MOSAiC expedition by Christiaan Haas. The meeting ended with an informal poster session with drinks and bites to get to know each other. With the posters, that some of us introduced by […]

ArcTrain Kick-Off Meeting – Round 3


Hello out there! Of course, you carefully and repeatedly read all our blog posts to get a grasp on what it means when young Arctic scientists go for a road trip. To enrich your impressions with some video footage, we gladly provide you with a video of our trip compiled […]

ArcTrain Summer School – The Summary


We are in the middle of the St. Lawrence estuary as we are writing these lines, crossing from the northern to the southern shore, on board the Saaremaa ferry.  This morning, we woke up and had one last breakfast at the Uapishka station, in the depth of Côte-Nord du Québec, […]

ArcTrain Summer School – Day 9: Ferry tales



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This is our last day in Station Uapishka, already! After two full days with the guides of Attitude Nordique, we decided to explore the North on our own. One part of the group went for a day hike climbing to the top of Uapishka (Groulx) mountains, to visit the tundra […]

ArcTrain Summer School – Day 8: Humans in the North


We explored the Uapishka region yesterday during our hike and got a glimpse of the massive meteorite crater from above. Today, we have a chance to get closer. We boarded a ZODIAC boat and a canoe to observe the landscape from the lake which has formed inside the crater. Due […]

ArcTrain Summer School – Day 7: Paddling in a crater


Today we hiked the Harfand summit in the Groulx mountain range, a 12 km long loop across altitudes. We started at a low altitude inside a boreal forest, and while walking up, the vegetation around us changed slowly. By the time we reached the summit we were surrounded by an […]

ArcTrain Summer School – Day 6: Nordicity, what does The ...



This day we drove from Baie-Comeau to the Uapishka station, following the Manicouagan River upstream, straight towards the north. This river flows from the Reservoir Manicouagan towards Baie-Comeau, on a distance of 221 km, and is the 3rd most important tributary of the St. Lawrence. Four dams were built on […]

ArcTrain Summer School – Day 5: Dam It… Let’s go ...


For our last day in Baie Comeau, we visited the Manicouagan Uapishka Biosphere Reserve Center, the Station Uapishka headquarter located 336 km and about 5h drive from here. Once arrived, Jean Philippe L. Messier, founder and director of the station welcomed the ArcTrain crew to share some facts on the […]

ArcTrain Summer School – Day 4: Uapishka Station: A Teaser


edit 2019-09-09 09:22: Fixed the title and the image placement What was supposed to be a 2h drive this morning became a 4h drive. We first left Tadoussac after a good breakfast (and a coffee!). First stop : GAZ! Only 30 km left with the tank forced us to stop […]

ArcTrain Summer School – Day 3: Shell we go to ...