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Science Traverses in the Canadian High Arctic
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Author and Affiliation:
Williamson, Marie-Claude(Geological Survey of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada)
Abstract: The presentation is divided into three parts. Part I is an overview of early expeditions to the High Arctic, and their political consequences at the time. The focus then shifts to the Geological Survey of Canada s mapping program in the North (Operation Franklin), and to the Polar Continental Shelf Project (PCSP), a unique organization that resides within the Government of Canada s Department of Natural Resources, and supports mapping projects and science investigations. PCSP is highlighted throughout the presentation so a description of mandate, budgets, and support infrastructure is warranted. In Part II, the presenter describes the planning required in advance of scientific deployments carried out in the Canadian High Arctic from the perspective of government and university investigators. Field operations and challenges encountered while leading arctic field teams in fly camps are also described in this part of the presentation, with particular emphasis on the 2008 field season. Part III is a summary of preliminary results obtained from a Polar Survey questionnaire sent out to members of the Arctic research community in anticipation of the workshop. The last part of the talk is an update on the analog program at the Canadian Space Agency, specifically, the Canadian Analog Research Network (CARN) and current activities related to Analog missions, 2009-2010.
Publication Date: Jan 01, 2012
Document ID:
20130009182
(Acquired Feb 11, 2013)
Subject Category: LUNAR AND PLANETARY SCIENCE AND EXPLORATION
Document Type: Conference Paper
Publication Information: Antarctic Exploration Parallels for Future Human Planetary Exploration: The Role and Utility of Long Range, Long Duration Traverses; 20, 173-203; (NASA/CP-2012-217355); (SEE 20130009172)
Financial Sponsor: NASA Johnson Space Center; Houston, TX, United States
Organization Source: Geological Survey of Canada; Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Description: 32p; In English; Original contains color illustrations
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: Copyright; Distribution under U.S. Government purpose rights
NASA Terms: ARCTIC REGIONS; EARTH RESOURCES; GEOLOGICAL SURVEYS; THEMATIC MAPPING; CONTINENTAL SHELVES; CANADA; SURVEYS; EXPEDITIONS; DEPLOYMENT
Miscellaneous Notes: p 20, author info, pp 173-203 presentation
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