It is with great sadness that we learned of the tragic deaths of three men and valued colleagues in a helicopter crash over the Northwest Passage on Monday, September 9th, 2013. We would like to share our condolences with the families of the Commanding Officer of the CCGS Amundsen, Mr. Marc Thibault, helicopter pilot , Mr. Daniel Dubé, and Dr. Klaus Hochheim, a climatologist and research associate with the University of Manitoba. All were closely affiliated with ArcticNet, our sister organization within the Network of Centres of Excellence of Canada.
"It is a tremendous loss to both the close-knit arctic science community and the research community at large," says Bernadette Conant, executive director at Canadian Water Network. "We extend heartfelt condolences to the families, loved ones, and colleagues of these three brave men."