The Speech from the Throne of October 16, 2007, committed the Government of Canada to deliver a Northern Strategy, including the construction of a world-class arctic research station. Indian and Northern Affairs Canada, the lead federal department for this initiative, prepared a Visioning Workshop report on proposed scientific priorities for the station through consultation with stakeholders. The department then commissioned the Council of Canadian Academies to convene an independent international panel of experts to provide an external perspective on the key findings of the Visioning Workshop report.

The report and the summary are available for download from the Council's website,