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Arctic scientist remembered

Martin Bergmann, an esteemed scientist and a Fellow of The Royal Canadian Geographical Society, was one of 12 people who perished in a tragic plane crash near Resolute Bay, Nunavut, in August. The director of the Polar Continental Shelf Program (PCSP), which offers logistical support to scientists and researchers working in the Arctic, was on his way to give Governor General David Johnston and Prime Minister Stephen Harper a tour of the PCSP’s facilities in Resolute Bay.

Bergmann had always worked to “offer better conditions for researchers in the Arctic and to facilitate exchanges among scientists and with northerners,” says Jean-Marie Beaulieu, a Society Fellow and senior science advisor at the Canadian Polar Commission. “It’s a great loss.”

Photo courtesy of the Polar Continental Shelf Program/Natural Resources Canada

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