Principal Investigator:Neyedley, Kevin Licenced Year(s):
The purpose of the study is to examine the rocks near Blachford lake lodge to gain a better understanding of how they formed and why there are there. Initial mapping has shown that they are unusual with more iron and nickel in them than would be normally expected and we would like to look at them to better understand their history. There have been exploration companies interested in these rocks an...
Principal Investigator:Keigwin, Lloyd D Licenced Year(s):
Here is the project summary from the (U.S.) National Science Foundation proposal that led to this expedition:
The research team propose a three-year project to investigate the origin of the Younger Dryas cooling that began about 13,000 years ago. For decades this cold event has been associated with sea ice in the Arctic and North Atlantic Oceans, and the storage and release of fresh water from ...
Principal Investigator:Hansen, Ken Licenced Year(s):2013
The objectives of this research project are to provide a better understanding of the permafrost under a proposed road right-of-way (ROW) and to delineate potential aggregate deposits. This will include mapping: permafrost distribution, massive ice bodies (including wedge ice), depth to massive ice, lower contacts of massive ice, zones of thermokarst, ice rich sediments (thaw sensitive), active la...
Principal Investigator:Miles, Warner F. Licenced Year(s):
The objective of the airborne survey is to acquire high-resolution airborne gravity gradient and magnetic data. Airborne gravity gradiometry surveys measure small variations in the rate of change of the gravity field due to lateral variations in the mass and density of underlying bedrock. Aeromagnetic surveys measure magnetic properties of bedrock and are one of the tools used in geological mapp...
Principal Investigator:MacNaughton, Robert B Licenced Year(s):2012
The goal of this project is to increase the geoscience knowledge of the NWT, particularly around Norman Wells and Tulita, and in the surrounding mountains, to provide public geoscience information to all stakeholders through the production of bedrock geology maps and related reports on petroleum potential, and to encourage new and more effective exploration for oil and gas that will lead to social...
Principal Investigator:Livingstone, Steve Licenced Year(s):20132012
The purpose of the Phase II ESAs is to further determine the current environmental and physical conditions at 18 additional sites along the Canol Trail and to reduce data gaps and allow development of the appropriate remediation strategies and costs. This will include the identification and quantification of environmental impacts to soil, sediment, surface water and groundwater, as well as the ide...
Principal Investigator:Soare, Richard J Licenced Year(s):
The objective of this research is to compare the formation processes of pingo-like mounds near the equator in Mars vs. the development of pingos in the Tuktoyaktuk Coastlands, and evaluate whether the two mounds types could be similar.
Mars is a high-priority target for the Canadian and international planetary science communities. The main driver for this is the possibility of life on the Red P...
Principal Investigator:Pollard, Wayne H Licenced Year(s):2010
This licence is being issued for the scientific research application no. 946.
The objective of this research is to better understand the distribution of underground ice in hydrocarbon development areas. By identifying how much ice there is, the researcher wants to study how oil/gas activities and climate change could affect the land. Underground ice is one of the most unpredictable and problema...
Principal Investigator:Smith, Rod Licenced Year(s):
This licence was issued for the scientific research application No. 935.
This study will test whether the shallow geophysics techniques of Ground Penetrating Radar and Ohm Mapper Resistivity Logging, in combination with seismic shothole drillers’ logs, can be used to resolve the nature and extent of the surficial geology cover and permafrost characteristics in two areas of recent seismic explor...
Principal Investigator:Davison, Julia Licenced Year(s):
This licence was issued for the application # 831.
The objective of this study is to improve the detail on publicly-available maps and look at unanswered geological questions about Cretaceous rocks in the Sahtu region. Geological tools have changed sufficiently since the previous maps were made to warrant another more detail-focused study. The aim of the field work is to make measurements and c...