Philippe Tortell, University of British Columbia
Cycle II, Year of Polar Prediction (YOPP)
Canada does not have sufficient maritime resources (i.e. ice-capable research vessels) to conduct robust measuring and monitoring programs across its vast Arctic territorial waters. The project aims to make significant improvements in Arctic Ocean remote sensing and numerical modelling through the deployment of ship-based autonomous sensors, while facilitating better knowledge sharing with northern communities in partnership with the Vancouver Aquarium.