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:Williams, Bill Licenced Year(s):
The projects main objectives are twofold; first, to work with community members (initially the rangers, but not limited to this group) to train them in the gathering of oceanographic data, to learn with them what is of interest in their use of the ocean environment, and to work with them in collecting it as well as sending the instruments out with Ranger Patrols for independent data collection. Se...
Principal Investigator:Lee, Craig Licenced Year(s):
The objectives of this research project are to: continue observations of the Arctic Ocean environment; understand the physical environment and processes; and develop integrated air–ice–ocean–wave models for improved prediction.
The University of Washington is conducting marine scientific research to study the Marginal Ice Zone (MIZ) in the Beaufort Sea approximately 200 nautical miles west of S...
Principal Investigator:Steele, Michael Licenced Year(s):
The central logistics hypothesis is that a crucial component of an Arctic Observing Network is ocean thermistor string buoys that are capable of measuring the local, atmospherically warmed upper 60 m of the Arctic Ocean. The focus is on the increasingly open seas of the Canadian and eastern Eurasian Basins.
The central scientific hypothesis that provides motivation for this proposal is that the...
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:Barber, David G. Licenced Year(s):
The objective of this study is to provide information on the thickness distribution, movement, and characteristics of different types of sea ice within the Beaufort Sea Region. The focus will be on hummocked multi-year sea ice referred to as Extreme Ice Features (EIFs). These EIFs are poorly understood, and would be the most hazardous to any engineered structure in the southern Beaufort Sea (such ...
Principal Investigator:Prinsenberg, Simon J. Licenced Year(s):
Under this project, plans are to collect ice and snow thickness and video data with helicopter-borne sensors during winter ice surveys conducted over the pack ice off the Mackenzie Delta. The new data sets and data from two previous smaller surveys will contribute to the project’s objectives to determine the winter variability of the ice and snow properties of the land-fast and mobile ice cover of...
Principal Investigator:Herber, Andreas Licenced Year(s):
The main aim of these weather and air quality studies is to improve the understanding of the processes in the Arctic atmosphere and to use these measurements to improve the performance of regional and global climate models of the Arctic. The aim of the sea ice studies is to obtain a snapshot of ice thickness in a vast region of the Arctic, and to create an inventory of Arctic sea ice volume.
Principal Investigator:Tiffin, Scott Licenced Year(s):
The goal of this study is to carry out test trials on new Canatec beacons over several months in a real field environment. The researcher will charter a Twin Otter from Inuvik and fly out over the target area. Four beacons will be deployed by parachute from the plane at 500 feet.
It is the researchers desire to develop research and professional links and relationships from the NWT on a longer ...
Principal Investigator:Mueller, Derek Licenced Year(s):
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...