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 ...


Today’s first activity was a proper introduction that helped us to decide with whom to strand on a lonely island. This way well prepared for the wildness that will expect us in the next days, we headed off to the Marine Mammal Interpretation Centre where we were welcomed by a […]

ArcTrain Summer School – Day 2: Upwhaling



edit 2019-09-08 : adding the name of the authors of the text. Hey ArcTrain lovers, We started with us meeting at UQAM in Montreal at around 8.00 am, packed the vans and left for the upcoming adventure. The first leg of the journey was from Montreal to Tadoussac following the […]

ArcTrain Summer School – Day 1: Once upon a time ...


For anyone who might have feared that we vanished some time during all these post-less Mondays, we didn’t. We’ve survived the recent hack, only melted figuratively away in our offices over the summer and are thus still here. However most of us on the German side are in their third […]

We’re still here


Two weeks ago we, ArcTrainees (ArcTrain PhD students), went on our yearly retreat (re-read about our 2018 and 2017 retreat). This time we went on a four-day trip to Sylt, one of the islands in the Wadden Sea. You might wonder, is this some sort of holiday? I can tell […]

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