Project: JWACS 2008

JWACS 2008

Project Date:  Fall 2008

The Joint Western Arctic Climate Study 2008 is a continuation of multinational, multidisciplinary arctic climate impact study that involves ships and personnel from three nations, Canada, Japan and United States. During this year’s program the primary research platform is the Japanese ship  R/V Mirai.  This program carries on from International Polar Year studies commenced in 2007 in which research vessels from Canada, United States and Russia also conducted science programs in the Western Arctic.

Martech Polar and Tony O’Connell are providing 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 2008.

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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