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IRVING SHIPBUILDING CHAIR AT STFX TAKES PART IN OPERATION NANOOK ’18

2018-08-20

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Boarding a ship

Dr. Adam Lajeunesse, StFX’s Irving Shipbuilding Chair in Canadian Arctic Marine Security, took part in the Navy’s annual Operation NANOOK this past week. Dr. Lajeunesse joined several members of parliament aboard HMCS Charlottetown on its cruise from St. John’s to Iqaluit, as the frigate navigated around icebergs, conducted live fire exercises, and practiced combined operations with the ice-strengthened Danish frigate HDMS Vaedderen

Operations NANOOK is an annual Canadian Armed Forces exercise, which allows the military to rehearse ‘whole-of-government’ responses to potential safety and security threats in the North. From oil-spills and ship groundings to terrorism and crime, these threats are growing as the Arctic ice melts and human activity increases, he says. 

Dr Adam Lejuenesse
Dr. Adam Lajeunesse