These mobile science labs were modified for Arctic Research Foundation. They are equipped with heating and ventilation to withstand the Arctic temperatures, and are outfitted with wind and solar panels to take advantage of the longer days in the Arctic.
Via the CBC:
Shipping containers are being converted into the high-tech, movable outposts for science. They are being created through a multimillion-dollar project spearheaded by the Arctic Research Foundation, one of the non-government partners in the ongoing efforts to find and explore the 19th-century shipwrecks of the ill-fated Franklin Expedition.