Principal Investigator:Wiese, Francis Licenced Year(s):
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management issued a request for a program during the 2016 field season to accomplish the following objectives:
• Collect physical, biological and chemical observations in the Eastern Beaufort Sea from moored and moving platforms;
• Describe and analyze physical, biological and chemical observations acquired from the moving platforms; and
• Gather water and sediment s...
Principal Investigator:Levesque, Keith R Licenced Year(s):
The central aim of the ArcticNet marine-based research program is to study on a long-term basis how climate induced changes are impacting the marine ecosystem, contaminant transport, biogeochemical fluxes, and exchange processes across the ocean-sea ice-atmosphere interface in the Canadian Arctic Ocean. The knowledge generated from this multi- year program is integrated into regional impact studie...
Principal Investigator:McNicholl, Darcy G Licenced Year(s):
The primary aim of this project is to synthesize community-based observations over multiple years as traditional knowledge with results obtained by biological surveys conducted in the Darnley Bay nearshore habitat. This information will contribute to understanding how Capelin function in Arctic marine food webs and how that is subject to change in a warming climate.
Local observations of Capel...
Principal Investigator:Fortier, Martin Licenced Year(s):
The central aim of the ArcticNet marine-based research program is to study on a long-term basis how climate induced changes are impacting the marine ecosystem, contaminant transport, biogeochemical fluxes, and exchange processes across the ocean-sea ice-atmosphere interface in the Canadian Arctic Ocean. Ultimately, the knowledge generated from this multi-year program will be integrated into regio...
Principal Investigator:Melling, Humfrey Licenced Year(s):
The objectives of this research project are:
- To recover, service and re-deploy sub-sea moorings instruments for year-round measurement of ice thickness and ridging, storm waves, sea level, ocean current, temperature and salinity, mammal vocalization, ambient sound and plankton.
- To complete ocean and seabed surveys near naturally occurring methane vents on the floor of the Beaufort Sea, usin...
Principal Investigator:Barber, David G. Licenced Year(s):
The Circumpolar Flaw Lead (CFL) system study is designed to examine the importance of climate processes in changing the nature of a flaw lead system and the Arctic marine environment in the Northern Hemisphere, and the effect these changes will have on the marine ecosystem, contaminant transport, carbon fluxes, and greenhouse gases. Using the Canadian Research Icebreaker (CCGS Amundsen), the team ...
Principal Investigator:Blasco, Steve M Licenced Year(s):200920082007
The Beaufort Seabed Mapping Project is designed to assess the environmental impact of offshore hydrocarbon exploration and transportation on the renewable resources of the Beaufort Sea. Knowledge of ice scour depths and distribution of ecologically-sensitive areas and permafrost will constrain sub-sea pipeline burial depths and offshore development. In addition, seabed mud volcanoes and gas seeps ...
Principal Investigator:Edinger, Evan N Licenced Year(s):
Climate change is affecting coastlines and coastal communities across Arctic Canada. Communities in the Western Arctic, including Sachs Harbour, have described a variety of effects, including warmer temperatures, reduced sea ice thickness, longer duration of open water in summer, increased wave activity, and new or early arrivals of migratory animals. These effects can have a variety of impacts ...
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:Carolsfeld, Joachim Licenced Year(s):
The researchers propose to collect invertebrates, algae and microorganisms with the use of SCUBA, plankton nets, bottom dredges, and intertidal collection. These samples will be sorted and frozen for later analysis in Halifax. The researchers wish to collect samples in about 25 sites, ranging from the southern tip of Liverpool Bay to south of Saunatuk. All collections will take place from small...