Sub-program 3.2.3

Polar Continental Shelf Logistics Support

Description

Due to the remoteness, harsh weather, and high cost of working in Canada's Arctic and Sub-arctic regions, there is a need to provide safe, efficient and cost-effective field logistics support to researchers throughout these regions. As a national service delivery organization, the Polar Continental Shelf Program (PCSP) coordinates logistics for Canadian government agencies, provincial, territorial and northern organizations, universities and independent groups conducting research in Canada's North. Through this work, the PCSP contributes directly to the exercise of Canadian Arctic sovereignty. PCSP services include air transportation to and from remote field camps, field equipment and vehicles, and fuel for aircraft, equipment and camps. PCSP also provides meals, accommodations and working space (including a multi-purpose laboratory) at its facility in Resolute, NU and a communications network that links the PCSP with the science teams in field camps.

Non-Financial Performance Information
Expected Result Performance Indicators Targets
Polar Continental Shelf Program clients receive cost-effective field logistics support Percentage of eligible projects receiving sufficient PCSP support to proceed with their field work 95% by March 31, 2014
Financial Performance Information ($ thousands)
Planned Spending Main Estimates
7,355 7,355