Project: JWACS 2002
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.
Captain Snider, Principal Consultant
Captain David (Duke) Snider, MM, BMS, FNI, FRGS
Captain Snider is the CEO and Principal Consultant of Martech Polar Consulting, Ltd. He is a Master Mariner and with 40 years at sea, operating vessels in a variety of ice regimes in the Arctic, Antarctic, Baltic, Great Lakes and Eastern North American waters. He also has extensive tenure onboard coastal and offshore research vessels as Chief Officer and Master. He retired from Canadian Coast Guard service as Regional Director Fleet Western Region in 2012.
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