Enhancing Arctic Ocean monitoring and prediction with autonomous sensors, numerical models and social networks

By January 17, 2021January 20th, 2021No Comments
Institution: University of British Columbia
Theme: Environmental change
Area of Vulnerability: Coastal communities, Marine ecosystems/living resources

Principal investigator

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.