For its major crossing of Canada in 2021, the AKOR team is committed to contributing to the advancement of knowledge of northern ecosystems, building on what distinguishes it from conventional research: its ability to travel long distances in an integral manner and at a pace that allows it to stop temporarily anywhere to sample.

Through several measures to track the workload and estimate the caloric expenditure of expedition members, researchers will be able to assess the demands placed on the bodies of adventurers during their expedition. Extensive monitoring will also be done in the months and years following the expedition to document the long-term effects on basal metabolic rate and how the body now expends the energy it has available.