A recent article published in La Presse + relates an observation made by the Polar continental shelf’s program (PCSP) Director stating that interest in Arctic research is growing amongst the scientific community. A higher number of applications for logistical support was received by the PCSP this year. However, this increased demand was not accompanied by an increase in the program’s total budget. CEN researcher, Florent Domine, who studies the effects of climate change on snow and snow-vegetation interactions, highlights the importance of PCSP funding for the implementation of northern research. Without this support, a vast number of Arctic research programs could not be pursued.
You can read (in French) the article by Pierre-André Normandin here published in La Presse+ on the 16th of April 2016.