The first call in the Canadian Arctic is planned for the Hamlet of Ulukhaktok, Northwest Territories, a settlement of just a few hundred people on the shores of the Amundsen Gulf
, just 1,400 miles from the North Pole.
Berrimilla entered the North West Passage from the Amundsen Gulf
and sailed south of Victoria Island, through Dease Strait, Victoria Strait and Peel Sound and out into Barrow Strait and Lancaster Sound.
They believe that control must be exerted over submarine traffic, and have even suggested that listening stations be established in Lancaster Sound and the McClure Strait and in Amundsen Gulf
The land area south of the proposed route extending east from Prudhoe Bay until just past the mouth of the Amundsen Gulf
contains high ice content (ice lenses) soils.
For the three-and-a-half weeks I was on board, we navigated the ice in the Amundsen Gulf
, the westernmost reach of the Northwest Passage, some 90 miles south of the Polar Ice Cap.
The icebreaker, currently docked in Amundsen Gulf, is set to arrive at its destination in Showa base later this month, where researchers will conduct extensive observation of sunspots.
14 aboard the Shirase, which is currently stationed in Amundsen Gulf, 500 km east of Japan's Showa base, after a stopover in the port of Freemantle, Australia, in late November.
The team combined data from six NASA, European Space Agency and Canadian Space Agency satellites, field observations and a model of how air moves in the atmosphere to link Arctic sea ice changes to bromine explosions over the Beaufort Sea, extending to the Amundsen Gulf
in the Canadian Arctic.
In the coming weeks, members of the party will conduct a study in the Amundsen Gulf
, about 500 kilometers east of Japan's Showa Base.
After pulling a Boston dragger, the Monte Carlo, free from the ice in Baring Channel, the Labrador headed west to join the Sun's Beauport Sea Expedition -- surveying and collecting hydrographic data through Prince of Wales and Amundsen Gulf
Around the Americas project demonstrates global warming and climate change impacts on the environments and ecosystems, its Ocean Watch crew departs Barrow, hopes for a safe journey through the ice encrusted Amundsen Gulf