Operation Nanook (2012)

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Operation Nanook 2012 is the sixth annual arctic exercise lead by the Canadian government. The exercise started in July 2012.[1][2][3][4][5] 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.


  1. "Operation Nanook set to hit the Beaufort Delta region this week". HQ Yellowknife. 2012-07-09. Archived from the original on 2012-08-08. http://www.webcitation.org/query?url=http%3A%2F%2Fhqyellowknife.com%2Fnews%2Flocal%2Fnews%2FLocal%2F12%2F07%2F09%2FOperation-Nanook-set-to-hit-the-Beaufort-Delta-region-this-week&date=2012-08-08. Retrieved 2012-08-07. 
  2. "Operation Nanook 2012 starts up in Western Arctic". Nunatsiaq Online. 2012-08-03. Archived from the original on 2012-08-08. http://www.webcitation.org/query?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.nunatsiaqonline.ca%2Fstories%2Farticle%2F65674operation_nanook_2012_starts_up_in_the_western_arctic%2F&date=2012-08-08. "Now in its sixth year, Operation Nanook will run from Aug. 1 to Aug. 26 and involve more than 1,250 members of the Canadian Forces." 
  3. Peter MacKay (2012-08-02). "Defending our Northern Sovereignty: Minister MacKay Announces Op Nanook 2012". Department of National Defence. Archived from the original on 2012-08-08. http://www.webcitation.org/query?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.marketwire.com%2Fpress-release%2Fdefending-our-northern-sovereignty-minister-mackay-announces-op-nanook-2012-1686803.htm&date=2012-08-08. "The Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence, announced today the beginning of Operation Nanook, Canada's premier annual northern sovereignty operation. Now in its sixth year, Operation Nanook will run from August 1st to the 26th and will involve over 1250 Canadian Forces personnel working to expand and refine their skills in cooperation with other federal departments, and other levels of government." 
  4. "Operation Nanook sets up camp outside Inuvik, N.W.T.: Annual military exercise in two different Arctic regions this year". CBC North. 2012-08-04. Archived from the original on 2012-08-08. http://www.webcitation.org/query?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.cbc.ca%2Fnews%2Fcanada%2Fnorth%2Fstory%2F2012%2F08%2F04%2Fnorth-op-nanook-inuvik.html&date=2012-08-08. "The operation began Aug. 1 and will continue until Aug. 26 at two locations — in the Beaufort Delta region of the N.W.T. and in Hudson Strait and Hudson Bay, including near Churchill, Man. It will involve more than 1,250 Canadian Forces personnel." 
  5. David Pugliese (2012-08-02). "http://www.webcitation.org/query?url=http%3A%2F%2Fblogs.ottawacitizen.com%2F2012%2F08%2F02%2Foperation-nanook-to-run-from-aug-1-26%2F&date=2012-08-08". Ottawa Citizen. Archived from the original on 2012-08-08. http://www.webcitation.org/query?url=http%3A%2F%2Fblogs.ottawacitizen.com%2F2012%2F08%2F02%2Foperation-nanook-to-run-from-aug-1-26%2F&date=2012-08-08. "“Both scenarios will underline the domestic role played by the Canadian Forces in safeguarding the nation, deterring threats to our security, and responding to emergencies in the High North,” the press release notes."