The Joint Western Arctic Climate Study 2006 was a continuation of multinational, multidisciplinary arctic climate impact study that involves ships and personnel from three nations, Canada, Japan and United States.
During the 2006 program the primary research platforms included the Japanese ship R/V Mirai as well as CCGS Louis S. St Laurent and CCGS Sir Wilfrid Laurier from Canada.
R/V Mirai continued her biennial research cruises to the Arctic, conjunction with annual research in intervening year conducted by JAMSTEC researchers onboard vessels Canada, and United States. The 2006 program will lead into intensive coordinated research in support of International Polar Year commencing in 2007.
Martech Polar continued its association with Global Ocean Development Incorporated providing Ice Navigator Paul Cordeiro to conduct Ice Pilotage services onboard R/V Mirai during her operations in the Bering Sea, Chukchi Sea, Eastern Siberian Sea and Beaufort Sea over the six week operational period in September and October 2006.
Ice pilotage, research
About Martech Polar Consulting, Ltd.
Martech Polar Consulting, Ltd. is a privately-owned company providing global ice pilotage and navigation services in accordance with IMO Guidelines for Ships Operating in Polar Waters and Canadian Arctic Waters Pollution Prevention Regulations.
While wearing one of my other hats, as Senior Vice President of The Nautical Institute and member of The Institute’s NGO delegation to IMO, I am very much focused on the Polar Code as it progresses through it’s latest re-incarnation.