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Conference Call with Minister Raitt to Discuss Joint Survey in the Arctic

by NationTalk on September 9, 2009346 Views

OTTAWA — The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Natural Resources, along with Canadian and U.S. officials, will participate in a conference call with media to discuss the preliminary results of the joint scientific survey in the Arctic. The chief scientists of the respective Canadian and U.S. survey teams and the captains of the Canadian Coast Guard Ship Louis S. St-Laurent and the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy will also participate from aboard their ships in the high Arctic.The mission, which has been underway since August 7, continues the collaboration in extended continental shelf data collection in the Arctic started during last summer’s joint Canada–U.S. survey, with plans for further cooperation in 2010.

To read logs from the ships and see photographs and video clips of the current mission, please visit:

•arcticsurvey.nrcan.gc.ca
•www.international.gc.ca/continental

U.S site:

•http://continentalshelf.gov/

NOTE: For those aboard the ships, participation in conference call depends on the availability of reliable satellite communications.

Location: Teleconference
Date and Time: Thursday, September 10, 2009
1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. EDT

Dial-In Number(s)

North American Dial-In #: 1-888-265-0464
Int’l/Local Dial-In #: 613-954-4096
Conference ID: 29297232

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For further information, please contact:

Jocelyne Turner
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister
Natural Resources Canada
Ottawa
613-996-2007

Media Relations
Natural Resources Canada
Ottawa
613-992-4447

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