Operation Nanook (2011)

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Operation Nanook 2011 was the fifth annual arctic exercise lead by the Canadian government.[1] The exercises employ elements of various Canadian agencies, including the Canadian Armed Forces, the Canadian Coast Guard, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, and territorial governments. Operation Nanook 2009 and Operation Nanook 2010 included participation from the The Royal Danish Navy, and the United States Navy and United States Coast Guard.

Part of the operation involves practicing disaster preparedness.[1] On August 20, 2011, there was a aircrash near the airport at Resolute Bay. The Operation was ended early so staff could help cope with the genuine disaster.


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Operation Nanook 2012 starts up in Western Arctic". Nunatsiaq Online. 2012-08-03. http://www.nunatsiaqonline.ca/stories/article/65674operation_nanook_2012_starts_up_in_the_western_arctic/. Retrieved 2012-08-08. "Last year’s Operation Nanook in Resolute Bay was suspended after the crash of First Air flight 6560 as it approached the Resolute Bay airport on Aug. 20."