Principal Investigator:Insley, Stephen J Licenced Year(s):
The main objective of the current study is to assess the impacts of increased shipping and sea-ice loss on marine mammals in the eastern Beaufort Sea. The primary methodology is passive acoustic monitoring at the western entrance to the Northwest Passage shipping route, particularly the Amundsen Gulf and Banks Island area.
To accomplish the objectives, the research team have designed a program ...
Principal Investigator:Ruben, Diane Licenced Year(s):
The expression of interest from the community of Paulatuk combined with the concurrent Marine Protected Area (MPA) process created an opportune circumstance for the Inuvialuit Settlement Region, Community Based Monitoring Program to advance a project in partnership with the Paulatuk Hunters and Trappers Committee (PHTC) that supported community needs, forwarded beluga science, contributed to prote...
Principal Investigator:Lee, Claudine Licenced Year(s):2016
The main objectives of the field work for 2014 to 2018 will be (1) to determine if the Ekati Diamond Mine is having an effect on the surrounding aquatic environment and air quality; and (2) to provide baseline data for areas where mine development may occur in the future.
In winter, water samples will be collected under ice using a 5L Niskin (a cylindrical PVC water sampler). During the week o...
Principal Investigator:Levesque, Keith R Licenced Year(s):20152014
As part of the ArcticNet marine-based research program, the Canadian Coast Guard Ship (CCGS) Amundsen will conduct standard oceanographic and bathymetric sampling operations in the Beaufort Sea/Amundsen Gulf/Mackenzie Shelf region. The Amundsen will conduct an active acoustics survey in a designated area of Amundsen Gulf and opportunistic surveys along the ship track in the southern Beaufort Sea a...
Principal Investigator:Morrison, Scott Licenced Year(s):2007
Year 2 of this three-year project will entail monitoring sites in the vicinity of both the A154 and A418 mine areas, and investigating sites along the A154 dike (same as those studied in 2005). Hydroacoustic surveys will be conducted during the early morning or evening hours of the first week of September. The actual timing of the surveys can be adjusted depending upon spawning conditions.
Principal Investigator:Povey, Andrew Licenced Year(s):
This project is a continuation of work that began in 2004. The Niglintgak Gas Processing facility may be constructed on a seaworthy barge, transported to a staging site in the Beaufort Sea, and then towed through the Mackenzie Delta channels to a sheltered location in Little Kumak Channel where the barge set-down site is proposed. This study will look at the environmental conditions along the pro...
Principal Investigator:Hannay, David Licenced Year(s):
This study is designed to assess the reaction of 4 northern freshwater fish species (Lake trout, Northern Pike, Lake whitefish and Inconnu) to underwater sound and light. Sound signals and strobe lights are commonly used to keep fish away from locations...
Principal Investigator:Siferd, Tim Licenced Year(s):
The Amundsen Gulf Survey is a continuation of the Sachs Harbour Project begun in 1999. The survey will examine the benthic resources near the Inuvialuit communities of Sachs Harbour, Holman and Paulatuk. The survey will begin about the beginning of August in Sachs Harbour and will remain near Sachs for approximately 2 week before being picked up by the Laurier. Ship time limits work to approxima...
Principal Investigator:Chiperzak, Doug Licenced Year(s):
The researchers will conduct a mobile hydroacoustic survey from a 20 ft. boat using a BioSonics dual-beam echo-sounder and recording system. A limited amount of gillnetting will be conducted to provide groundtruthing information for the acoustic data. Target strength analysis will also be conducted....