- Conduct research in forest ecology on the impact of climate change on tree growth in the North
- To map a river that had never been paddled down by contemporary paddlers
- Discover many prehistoric archaeological sites never before identified
- Give 45 lectures after the return from the expedition, not only to educate people about the North and sub-Arctic ecosystems, but more importantly to spread the benefits of the outdoors, adventure and self-improvement.
AKOR 2018 was considered by some experts as the ultimate canoeing achievement in Quebec. For the team, it represented the culmination of their expertise in expeditions.
This project earned AKOR a Major Grant from the Royal Canadian Geographical Society and the AKOR Scientific Expedition scholarship from Laval University in Quebec City, created especially for this expedition.