Northwest Passage:
Voyage of Rediscovery 2007 - 2010

Increases in atmospheric greenhouse gases are altering the systems which govern ocean temperatures, global climate and sea level. Global warming is acute in polar regions like the Arctic, resulting in thawing permafrost, melting ice masses and profound changes for the wildlife and human inhabitants of the region and the rest of the world.

The Northwest Passage, a link between the Pacific and Atlantic sought by early explorers, will become a reality in the near future - in as soon as five to ten years.

InMER's Northwest Passage: Voyage of Rediscovery 2007 - 2010 is an integrated marine conservation and education campaign to raise public concern about the environmental and economic impacts of global warming. It will highlight the dramatic changes now taking place in the Arctic, and show how these changes are linked to impacts around the globe. The Expedition will raise the visibility of the issue of global warming, build a constituency for policy change, and move people to individual and collective action.

These changes in the Arctic are the "canary in the coal mine" of impacts from global warming that will be felt across the planet.