Beaufort Sea Coastal Zone Processes

Regions: Inuvialuit Settlement Region

Tags: sediment, coastline, sediment transport, ice, oceanic currents, water depth

Principal Investigator: Solomon, Steven M (9)
Licence Number: 12326
Organization: Geological Survey of Canada; Energy, Mines and Resources
Licenced Year(s): 2000 1999 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992
Issued: Jan 01, 1993
Project Team: D. Forbes, M. Hughes, F. Jodrey

Objective(s): As part of the Northern Oil and Gas Program (NOGAP), the objectives of this research will be to understand the coastal processes in the Canadian Beaufort Sea by collecting sediment cores and ice samples, and measuring water depth and under-ice currents.

Project Description: As part of the Northern Oil and Gas Program (NOGAP), the Geological Survey of Canada will investigate shallow sediment types, sediment content in ice and under-ice water currents in the Canadian Beaufort Sea. This will be done by sampling and surveying using hand-held equipment and current meters (placed under the ice). This study will help to determine the role of ice in transporting sediments along the coast.