Northwest Passage 2021
Our group was funded by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada for Ship Time to sample the Northwest Passage this year. The research mission was dubbed RADCARBBS (Radiocarbon Distributions and Carbon Cycling between Baffin Bay and the Beaufort Sea). Following the onset of the COVID-19 global pandemic, the research cruise has been postponed until 2021. (good thing we sampled our brains out in 2019)
BAFFIN BAY 2019
Our group participated on a research cruise to Baffin Bay in the summer of 2019. Our work was focused on understanding both the ventillation age of Baffin Bay, and using 14C as a tracer for organic matter cycling in this rapidly changing Arctic region.
INSTRUMENTS, FACILITIES AND PARTNERS
Walker lab @ UOTTAWA
We are currently work on building out core lab instrumentation in our temporary home in the Center for Advanced Research in Environmental Genomics (CAREG). Although it won't be our home for long, it has been a nice place to get field prep. done and comes with a pretty sweet view of Parliment Hill, and you can't beat the proximity to the light rail station and Rideau Canal.
AEL-AMS lab @ UOTTAWA
Professor Walker is a member of the AEL-AMS management team. Our group works closely with the AEL-AMS lab, Canada's National Center for Accelerator Mass Spectrometry, and the Radiocarbon team at uOttawa.