Arctic Ocean Monitoring

Ocean Facts!
DFO scientists led 6 of the 51 Canadian International Polar Year (IPY) projects and were contributors to many of the other IPY projects.

Observations of the Arctic Ocean have been made since the 1800s at varying levels of intensity. Recently, Arctic monitoring has focused on understanding the impacts of climate change on Arctic waters (e.g., increasing temperature, decreasing pH, decreasing salinity, changing ice conditions, etc.).