Overview of the Mission

The primary mission of the scientific team of the Canada-US Arctic Survey using CCGS Louis S. St- Laurent will be surveying  Canada’s continental shelf  beyond  200 nautical miles. This is the fourth extended continental shelf survey and is undertaken jointly with the United States Coast Guard Cutter Healy.  The two vessels  will collect seismic and bathymetric data that will also assist navigation and increase scientific knowledge of Canada’s Arctic waters

In collaboration with Natural Resources Canada and Foreign Affairs & International Trade Canada, Fisheries and Oceans Canada’s Canadian Hydrographic Service is assembling valuable data needed to prepare Canada’s submission to the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf, under the  United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS).  Canada ratified the Convention in November 2003 and will make its submission by December 2013.

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Additional Information

Canadian Coast Guard Ship Louis S. St-Laurent Departs for Arctic Supporting Science and Northern Shipping
Canadian Hydrographic Service
Canada’s Ocean Estate: A Description of Canada’s Maritime Zones
Canadian Coast Guard’s role in the Arctic
Canada’s Extended Continental Shelf