460 record(s) found with the tag "geology" (multi-year projects are grouped):
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The microfossil record of the Cambrian explosion
Principal Investigator: Smith, Martin R
Licensed Year(s): 2016
Summary: The objectives of this research project are to measure continuous sedimentary sections spanning Proterozoic-Phanerozoic transition; to use geochemical approaches to precisely constrain the age and depositional conditions of the strata; and, to obtain Small Carbonaceous Fossils and Small Shelly Fossils from temporally-constrained strata in order to determine the rate of evolution through the Cambri...


Marine Geohazard Studies in the Beaufort Sea
Principal Investigator: Dallimore, Scott R
Licensed Year(s): 2016
Summary: This research will take place onboard the Canadian Coast Guard Service icebreaker Sir Wilfrid Laurier during its annual multi-tasked Arctic Patrol that traverses the Canadian western Arctic. The research shares the logistics with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada researcher Dr. Humfrey Melling. This work builds on marine research expeditions onboard the Laurier in 2010, 2012 and 2013. ...


Shale Basin Evolution
Principal Investigator: Fiess, Kathryn M
Licensed Year(s): 2016
Summary: To characterize the source rock potential of Devonian to Cretaceous age shales in the southern Peel Plateau. At each site, the rock exposure will be described in detail and photographed. Natural radiation will be measured every meter using a sensor. A small amount of rock (equivalent to size of a fist) will be sampled every meter. Additional samples of 1-2 kg may be collected for dating the age...


South Rae Project
Principal Investigator: Pehrsson, Sally J
Licensed Year(s): 2016 2015 2014 2012
Summary: This work is part of NRCan’s Geo-mapping for Energy and Minerals Program, designed to upgrade the geoscience knowledge base in Canada’s North to modern standards. A team of 10-15 scientists set up a temporary camp in the area of interest. Float planes, helicopter and boats are used to access remote areas. The research team will walk on the land and make observations, take notes and draw sketche...


Exploration of the Earliest Crust Forming Events on Earth
Principal Investigator: Reimink, Jesse R
Licensed Year(s): 2016
Summary: This project will use radioactive isotope systems, whole rock isotopic measurements, and isotope data for zircons to investigate the role Hadean (> 4 billion year (Ga) old) crust played in the genesis of the Slave craton of the Northwest Territories, Canada. Data of this nature for rocks from the best-studied locality in the Slave craton, the Acasta Gneiss Complex, show that these circa 3.8-4.02 G...


Colville Hills Bedrock Mapping and Stratigraphic Studies
Principal Investigator: Fallas, Karen M
Licensed Year(s): 2016 2015
Summary: The objective of this research is to improve the public understanding of bedrock geology from the Colville Hills region across the Mackenzie and Peel plains to the Mackenzie Mountains, including folding and faulting, stratigraphic relationships, tectonic history, and petroleum generation. This objective includes sharing geoscience information with all interested parties through the production of b...


Canadian Arctic Islands Project
Principal Investigator: Hulse, Peter
Licensed Year(s): 2016 2015
Summary: The main objective of our research is to characterize the nature and origin (provenance) of sedimentary rocks which were deposited in the Sverdrup Basin between the Late Palaeozoic and Cenozoic (ranging from around 350 million years to 40 million years ago). The Sverdrup Basin is a succession of sedimentary rocks, which were deposited in an ancient ocean, which largely covered what are today the C...


Examining the Acasta Gneiss Complex: A Broader Scope
Principal Investigator: Belosevic, Mike
Licensed Year(s): 2016 2015
Summary: This study is designed to encompass the following goals: 1) Collect samples from the expanded Acasta Gneiss Complex (AGC) study area; 2) Perform field mapping and general exploration of the expanded study area; 3) Perform age dating and isotopic analysis of the collected samples along with whole-rock geochemistry to compare data with those in the extensively studied AGC body adjacent to the Acasta...


Vertebrates of the Ancient Arctic Seas: Palaeontology of the Late Cretaceous Anderson River Formation, northern Northwest Territories, Canada
Principal Investigator: Vavrek, Matthew J
Licensed Year(s): 2016
Summary: The research team will be travelling to the Anderson River via helicopter, approximately 220 km due west of Inuvik. The team will be camping in a small fly camp while in the field. Two weeks will be spent in the field, searching the exposed rocks along the banks of the Anderson River for fossils of extinct marine vertebrates. All work will be done on foot. Any fossils that are found are important ...


Uplift history of Fort Liard area
Principal Investigator: McMechan, Margot
Licensed Year(s): 2015
Summary: To determine any north south changes in the uplift history of the Fort Liard area. The research team will hike/walk to the outcrop. The team will use a 3 pound sledge hammer and rock hammer to collect hand-sized samples of rock from loose and fallen pieces. The time spent at the outcrop is about 2 hours then the team will return via foot. After, the field work samples will be sent to labs where...


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