Principal Investigator:Sperling, Erik A Licenced Year(s):
The objective is to collect high quality and high resolution stratigraphic and sedimentological data of the Sheepbed and Keele Formations at their type localities, along with accompanying samples for geochemical and petrological analysis. Specifically, the overall goal is to understand how these formations at their type sections relates to their correlatives throughout northwestern Canada, and det...
Principal Investigator:Wilson, Mark V.H. Licenced Year(s):
The 2 objectives of this research project are:
1) to recover some of the oldest-known body fossils of sharks and their relatives as well as other associated fossils. The anatomy of the fossil species will be described in detail and published in international journals. These fossils will allow identification of fragments of related species found at other sites worldwide, and will allow the researc...
Principal Investigator:Haugaard, Rasmus RH Licenced Year(s):2013
The recent discovery of new occurrences of 2.9 - 2.6 Ga old banded iron formations in the NWT have opened an exceptional opportunity to study ocean chemistry directly preceding the Great Oxidation Event (GOE). In this regard, the research group has been engaged with the Northwest Territories Geoscience Office (NTGO) to undertake field and laboratory studies of Achaean Banded Iron Formation (BIF) f...
Principal Investigator:Schroder-Adams, Claudia J. Licenced Year(s):
The main objective of this research project is to improve the stratigraphic framework of the Cretaceous Western Interior Sea region and the understanding of the paleoenvironmental setting of a Cretaceous aged oceanographic gateway between the Boreal Sea and the Western Interior Sea that flooded large parts of North America.
The proposed localities have the type section of the two targeted forma...
Principal Investigator:Osinski, Gordon Licenced Year(s):2015
The objectives of this research are to:
(1) Confirm of a meteorite impact origin for the Collinson Inlet structure. In order to confirm the meteorite impact origin of this structure, unequivocal shock metamorphic criteria need to be documented.
Shatter cones are the only diagnostic shock effect visible to the naked eye (French and Koeberl 2010). The research team will seek out the potential s...
Principal Investigator:England, John H Licenced Year(s):201220102009
This licence was issued for the application no. 822.
The objective of this research is to determine how the environment of Banks Island has evolved during the past several hundred thousand years to present, especially whether Banks Island served as a biological refugia during previous glaciations. The researchers aim to understand and reconstruct the extent and dynamics of past glaciers, past c...
Principal Investigator:Lamoureux, Scott F Licenced Year(s):
The research will require fieldwork in the Richardson Mountains between 27 April and 8 May, 2001. Research will involve the development of a high-resolution paleoenvironmental record based on lake sediments from up to six lakes in the Richardson Mountains and the Melville Hills in the NWT. Transportation in the field for the Dempster Highway study will be by snowmobile and snowshoes. If snow cov...
Principal Investigator:Burn, Chris R Licenced Year(s):20162015201420132012201120102009200820072006200520042003200220012000
Samples of ground ice and permafrost soil, will be collected, and also air, ground and lake water temperatures measured. This information will be used to understand how permafrost conditions in the area have changed in the last few thousand years. We also measure ground movement to determine how the ground deforms during the year in particular we measure the tilting of trees at regular intervals t...
Principal Investigator:MacNaughton, Robert B Licenced Year(s):
The research has two aims: 1) to examine the unit of rock called the Backbone Ranges Formation and 2) to examine the unit of rock known as the Twitya Formation which are several hundred million years old. Members of the field party will be transported to base camp by helicopter. Base-camp moves will also be done by helicopter. All ground work is to be done on foot. Data is collected through photog...
Principal Investigator:Narbonne, Guy Licenced Year(s):20011999
This study looks at aspects of the earth's history. The Ice Brook Formation in the Mackenzie Mountains and the Sheepbed formation are rock units that will be studied. Members of the field party will be transported to base camps by helicopter and camp moves will be done by helicopter. Ground work is to be done on foot. Data is collected through photography of rock outcrops, measurement of stratigra...