OMG in ArcticNet

Dept. Geodesy and Geomatics Engineering
University of New Brunswick
Fredericton, New Brunswick
CANADA


Geodesy and Geomatics Engineering Department

Ocean Mapping Group's Role onboard the Amundsen.

Our role since 2003 has been to test the Amundsen's acoustic equipment and collect as much depth, backscatter and sub-bottom data as possible throughout the Canadian Arctic. The primary purpose being to build up coverage with each transit through the passage. Data collected from the lengthy transits and planned surveys will allow scientists, hydrographers and the general community to better understand the Arctic seabed morphology and improve navigational safety.  Each year, collected data is processed and made available on-line to all interested parties, whether involved with the ArcticNet project or not, in numerous formats.

Why is the OMG in the Canadian Arctic?

"Project 1.6 (NW Passage) will map the bottom topography and geological structure of the NW Passage and other regions of the Canadian Archipelago as a first step towards the management of increased intercontinental ship traffic and resource exploration as ice conditions improve (Sea-Ice). Project 1.6 will contribute invaluable information to assess the economic, sovereignty and security implications of an icefree NW Passage (Theme 4)."

Papers.
CCGS Amundsen: A New Mapping Platform for Canada’s North.
Published Lighthouse, Joural of the Canadian Hydrographic Association; Edition No. 65
Jason Bartlett, Canadian Hydrographic Service
Jonathan Beaudoin, Ocean Mapping Group
John Hughes Clarke, Chair, Ocean Mapping Group


Retracing (and Re-Raytracing) Amundsen's Journey through the Northwest Passage.
Canadian Hydrographic Conference 2004
Jonathan Beaudoin, Ocean Mapping Group
John Hughes Clarke, Chair, Ocean Mapping Group

Jason Bartlett, Canadian Hydrographic Service

Metadata.
Metadata for the Ocean Mapping Group Arctic cruises

For more information about OMG's involvement in ArcticNet and the data collected contact Ian Church
Arctic
Google Maps ArcticNet Interface, 2003-2013
Follow this link to view processed bathymetry and backscatter data gathered by the EM300 and EM302 onboard the CCGS Amundsen and EM3002 data onboard the M/V Nuliajuk.

ArcticNet 15'x30' Basemap Series, 2003-2013
Follow this link to view processed bathymetry and backscatter data gathered by the EM300 and EM302 onboard the CCGS Amundsen and EM3002 data onboard the M/V Nuliajuk.

Transit Data, 2003-2013, in strip map format
Follow this link to view processed bathymetry, backscatter and sub-bottom data gathered by the EM300, EM302 &  3.5kHz transducer array onboard the CCGS Amundsen.

WebGrid Engine for Arctic Data, Create your own Maps!
Follow this link to create your own Map of processed bathymetry data gathered by the EM300 & EM302 onboard the CCGS Amundsen.

Beaufort Sea
Google Maps Beaufort Shelf Interface, 2003-2010
Follow this link to view processed bathymetry, backscatter gathered by the EM300, EM302, EM3000 and EM3002 onboard the CCGS Amundsen, CSL Heron, CCGS Nahidik, and CSL Petrel.

Beaufort Sea 2'x4' Basemap Series, 2003-2010
Follow this link to view processed bathymetry, backscatter data gathered by the EM300, EM302, EM3000 and EM3002 onboard the CCGS Amundsen, CSL Heron, CCGS Nahidik, and CSL Petrel.


Check out some 3D visualizations of our data! Drumlins, Underwater slump


Follow these links to learn more about:

What is ArcticNet?

Arcticnet
 

Learn more about CCGS Amundsen:

CCGS Amundsen
Photo by M.Fortier

Last modified Feb 1st, 2011, by I. Church