60 record(s) found with the tag "remote sensing" (multi-year projects are grouped):
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Land Management Problems in Hydrocarbon Development Areas with Ice-Rich Permafrost: Detection and Assessment
Principal Investigator: Pollard, Wayne H
Licenced Year(s): 2010 2009
Summary: The focus of this research is to better understand the distribution of underground ice in hydrocarbon development areas. By identifying how much ice there is, we want to study how oil/gas activities and climate change could affect the land. The reseracher plans to use non-destructive techniques like ground-penetrating radar to accomplish our surveys. March-April, 2010: plan is to conduct 1-2 we...


Ice Island Drift Tracking
Principal Investigator: Mueller, Derek
Licenced Year(s): 2010
Summary: The Canadian Ice Service is currently exploring the use of satellite imagery to identify and track ice islands. To fully evaluate these techniques, it is important to have independent confirmation of where the ice islands are drifting. By deploying several tracking beacons on the surface of ice islands we can monitor where some of the dozens of ice islands are in real time. Our results will als...


Northern Phase 1 Environmental Assessment Program - Remote Sensing Pilot Project
Principal Investigator: Neufeld, Lori
Licenced Year(s): 2009
Summary: WorleyParsons, on behalf of Imperial Oil, is planning to conduct a remote sensing pilot project through use of a fixed-wing aircraft to capture environmental information on approximately 100 former drilling sites, as well as some former staging areas, campsites, artificial islands in the Beaufort Sea and other facilities located in the Northwest Territories. The purpose of the project is to determ...


Variability and Change in the Canadian Cryosphere - Tundra Information Transferability Study
Principal Investigator: Walker, Anne E
Licenced Year(s): 2008
Summary: Environment Canada plans to measure snow depth, snow density and snow water equivalent (water storage in the snowpack), as well as lake ice thickness and structure for comparison with microwave radiometer measurements. Researchers have started to use microwave data from satellites for assessing snow water equivalent (SWE). Field tests to investigate the use of microwave sensors indicate that SW...


ConocoPhillips Canada (North) Limited 2006 LiDAR Survey
Principal Investigator: Kim, Jae
Licenced Year(s): 2007 2006
Summary: The objective of the proposed survey is to obtain a high resolution, highly accurate, three-dimensional topographic image of the study area. The data collected from the survey will be used to assist in planning for construction of winter and all-season roads and airstrip for the proposed Parsons Lake natural gas field development program. Terra Remote Sensing Inc. has been contracted to perform th...


Determination of near-surface permafrost extent in the Mackenzie Delta
Principal Investigator: Nguyen, Thai-Nguyen
Licenced Year(s): 2006 2005
Summary: The climate and numerous field reports indicate that permafrost should be continuous in the Mackenzie Delta. However, the most recent permafrost map in the Atlas of Canada classifies the delta as having discontinuous permafrost. Yet, no extensive fieldwork covering the entire delta has ever been realized. Unfrozen conditions beneath the ground, near shifting channels, have been recognized by vario...


Sekwi Mountain Project
Principal Investigator: Martel, Edith
Licenced Year(s): 2007 2006
Summary: The Sekwi Mapping Project is aimed at defining the structural, stratigraphic, metallogenic and geochronological characteristics of the bedrock of a segment of the Mackenzie Mountains. The project will also involve assessment of the mineral, diamond and hydrocarbon potential of the area. This information will provide an updated geological database that will include a GIS-based compilation of bedroc...


Massive Ice Study in Granular Deposits
Principal Investigator: Pollard, Wayne H
Licenced Year(s): 2006 2005 2004 2003
Summary: Sand, gravel and crushed stone are valuable geological resources, collectively known as aggregates. They are essential bed, foundation and building materials. The presence of massive ice in aggregate deposits results in a series of resource management problems, particularly for the oil industry and its contractors who rely on local granular deposits as building material. From an environmental pers...


Monitoring Permafrost Deformation in the Mackenzie Delta
Principal Investigator: Tait, Matthew P.
Licenced Year(s): 2005 2004
Summary: The objective of this research is to establish the abilities of the radar method to detect vertical land deformation compared to traditional methods. Researchers will measure the topography of a target area in both June and August. During those months, researchers will also capture radar images of the same area. The topographical measurements will be compared to the radar images to determine the e...


Twin Otter Aerial Surveys of Sea Ice During Spring Melt
Principal Investigator: Barber, David G.
Licenced Year(s): 2004 2003
Summary: The objective of the research is to produce estimations of the reduction in sea ice in the ISR. Eight aerial surveys are planned for approximately May 1, 14, 31, June 14, 28, July 5 and 15 (weather and aircraft availability dependent). Each survey will b...


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