JWACS 2002

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The Joint Western Arctic Climate Study 2002 involved ships of three nations, Canada, Japan and United States in a concerted multi-disciplinarian climate impact study. 

The three primary research platforms were R/V Mirai, CCGS Louis S. St Laurent and CCGS Sir Wilfrid Laurier.  USCGC Healy and Polar Star also contributed.  Each vessel according to its capabilities worked in either primarily open water, ice edge or pack ice.

Martech Polar and Captain David Snider provided Ice Pilotage services to R/V Mirai during her operations in the Bering Sea, Chukchi Sea, Beaufort Sea and approaches to Amundsen Gulf.

Skills: 
Ice pilotage, research
Project Date: 
Fall, 2002
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