2024 ArcticEarth SOUTH: The Gulf of Maine Gateway

Offshore & Coastal: Camden to Petty Harbor, Canada

May 1 - 10 (Booked) Adventure sailing crosses the Gulf of Maine, then heads offshore Nova Scotia past Sable Island and the small French islands of Ste Pierre and Miquelon. After approximately 900 miles at sea, we make landfall at Gull Island on the Avalon Peninsula of Newfoundland. We do not go ashore... since we're here to observe some of the 260,000 pairs of nesting Atlantic Puffins in the protected Witless Bay Ecological Preserve. Petty Harbor is our port-of-call, with a possible short coastal hop to St. John's. We'll have the Refleks and radiators going for this one!

Offshore & Coastal: St. John's NFLD, Canada to Camden

Oct 5 - 15 (Booked) Adventure sailing.

2024 ArcticEarth NORTH: Labrador Sea & Baffin Bay

Offshore & Coastal: St. John's to Sisimiut, Greenland

May 14 - 24 (Booked) Adventure sailing crosses 1,000 miles of the Labrador Sea before making landfall on the west coast of Greenland and proceeding northward along the stunning coast to Ilulissat.

Research: West Greenland

May 28 - June 7 (Booked) The Climate Change Institute of UMaine is aboard for its multi-year coastal water sampling program. What chemistry is being unlocked from the melting ice? See ArcticEarth Journal EXPEDITION 001 for detail.

Photo Coastal: Disko to Sisimiut with Alison Langley

June 11 – June 18 (Booked) Four expedition members fly into Ilulissat to meet Alison Langley and the boat crew. Alison has photographed many of the world’s most remote and unique locations by way of cruising yachts and is one of the world’s premiere nautical photographers. She will share her expertise and creative guidance in this semi-private workshop setting. We explore the huge icebergs of Disko Bay. We seek hide-away coves for hikes ashore. After exploring Disko Island, we hope to hop a sail with a southerly breeze along the coast, stopping in Aasiaat and Attu to check out Greenland’s maritime culture -and hopefully a qajaq (kayak) or two at the local qajaq club- before landing in Sisimiut. Alison will help you develop your individual perspective and style in storytelling, with instruction on how to work artfully and optimally in the saltwater environment.

Alison Langley, Photographer.    Attendees must be adults with a basic digital photography skillset & comfort with their DSLR cameras.

Coastal: Arctic Circle TBD, Greenland

June 21 – 30 (Booked)  Expedition members fly into Ilulissat or Sissimuit to board ArcticEarth. At some point north of the Arctic Circle, we rendez-vous with the historic schooner Bowdoin, on its 100th year anniversary sail to the Arctic. Of all the vessels in the world designed and built specifically for work in the Arctic, this boat is the oldest that remain in operation today.

Coastal: Qaqortoq to Tasiilaq, Greenland

July 13 to July 28 (Booked) The southern tip of Greenland has it all: huge mountains and fjords, glaciers, Inuit villages, off the scale fishing, and loads of pure wilderness.

Coastal: Scoresby Sound, Greenland

Aug 8 to Aug 15 (Booked) This trip explores one of the most remote ice-bound areas of coastal Greenland, the southeastern extremity. Only 6,000 people live on the entire 1,800 mile long east coast.

Coastal: Scoresby Sound

Aug 18 - Sept 8 (Booked) Photo adventure and immersion in the spectacular Scoresby Sound.

Coastal & Offshore: Scoresby Sound

Sept 11 - Sept 21 (Booked) The wonders and scale of Scoresby Sound.

Offshore: Scoresby Sound, Greenland to St. John's NFLD, Canada

Sept 24 - Oct 3 (Booked) Excellent offshore sea-time in late season conditions.

2025 ArcticEarth SOUTH: The Gulf of Maine Gateway

Offshore & Coastal: Camden to Petty Harbor, Canada

May 1 - 10 (Booked) Adventure sailing crosses the Gulf of Maine, then heads offshore Nova Scotia past Sable Island and the small French islands of Ste Pierre and Miquelon. After approximately 900 miles at sea, we make landfall at Gull Island on the Avalon Peninsula of Newfoundland. We do not go ashore... since we're here to observe some of the 260,000 pairs of nesting Atlantic Puffins in the protected Witless Bay Ecological Preserve. Petty Harbor is our port-of-call, with a possible short coastal hop to St. John's. We'll have the Refleks and radiators going for this one!

Offshore & Coastal: St. John's NFLD, Canada to Camden

Sept 22 - Oct 2 (Booked) Adventure sailing from St. John's, Newfoundland to Camden, Maine.

2025 ArcticEarth NORTH: Labrador Sea & Baffin Bay

Offshore & Coastal: St. John's to Greenland

May 14 - 24 (available for Single Berth booking) Adventure sailing crosses 1,000 miles of the Labrador Sea before making landfall on the west coast of Greenland and proceeding northward along the stunning coast to Ilulissat.

Coastal & Offshore: Greenland

May 28 - Sept 8 (partially available) There are at least two bookings for 2025. It is not too early to inquire and book!

Offshore & Coastal: Greenland to St. John's NFLD, Canada

Sept 10 - 20 (available for Single Berth booking) Excellent offshore sea-time in late season conditions.

ArcticEarth expeditioners get restored at the hot spring in Uunartoq, Greenland (98-100 F, 37-38 C). The distant shore is the site where the Uunartoq Disk (an 800-year-old Norse sun compass) was found in 1948 by Danish archaeologist Christen Vebaek.

There is a lot going on in the New Arctic. Here are a few cultural and scientific topics we track: Regional Carbon Drawdown Efforts, Animal Allies of the Inuit, Biodiversity Monitoring, Greenland Ice Sheet Melt, SmartICE and Inuit Knowledge of Landscape, Wild-Caught Fisheries, Open-pit Uranium Mining in Greenland, Marine Sanctuaries and No-Fish Zones, Northwest Passage, Post-Colonial Polar Science, Sea Ice Mapping, Marine Microbiology, Oil Pollution, Coldwater Sharks, Greenland Agriculture, Sub-Polar Meteorology, Monitoring Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation, Glacier Geochronology, Community Black Carbon, Arctic Phytoplankton Blooms, Indigenous Diet, Coastal Litter, Community Refrigerant Collection, Underwater Noise Monitoring in the Arctic, Seabed Methane Monitoring, Arctic Micro-plastics, Marine Mammal Genetics, Community Climate Resilience, Arctic Social Enterprise, Sea Floor & Coastal Aerial Mapping, Northern Tourism, Kayak History, Greenhouse Gas Exchange among Ice/Water/Atmosphere, Abrupt Climate Change, Polar Bear Monitoring, Coralline Algae Climate Recorders, Sustainable Development, Sub-Polar Ocean Genomics.