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Field Activity Details for field activity 2007-027-FA

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Other ID: none

Status: Completed

Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Deborah Hutchinson

Affiliate Investigator(s): Dr. Ruth Jackson, Geological Survey of Canada

Information Specialist(s): PARTNER

Data Type(s): Seismics: Multichannel, Location-Elevation: Navigation

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Canada-U.S. cooperative multichannel seismic profiling in the Arctic Ocean in support of delimiting the outer boundary of the extended continental shelf under Article 76 of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea.


Start Port/Location: Kugluktuk Nunavut, Canada (formerly Coppermine)

End Port/Location: Kugluktuk Nunavut, Canada (formerly Coppermine)

Start Date: 2007-08-30

End Date: 2007-10-11

Equipment Used: Multichannel seismics, GPS (wh)

Information to be Derived: Sediment thickness, bathymetry and morphology; Tectonics of the Arctic Canada Basin;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered:

Staff: Robert Rowland

Affiliate Staff:
Dr. Ruth Jackson
Geological Survey of Canada
Chief Scientist; All other science and ship crew are Canadian.

Notes: Bob Rowland took Tom O'Brien's place as an observer/watch stander on this cruise. Original Center People field contained: Robert W. Rowland (contractor).
Project = USGS Law of the Sea, USGS Law of the Sea


Arctic Ocean, Canadian Basin, Canada, North America;

North: 77.25 South: 73.25 West: -152 East: -130


photo of Louis S St Laurent
Louis S St Laurent


Hutchinson, D., Houseknecht, D., Mosher, D., Hart, P., Jackson, R., Lebedeva-Ivanova, N., Shimeld, J., and Chian, D., The Chukchi Borderland: a sediment-starved rifted continental margin [abs.]: , 2013 Fall AGU Meeting. San Francisco,CA, December 9-13, 2013.

Hutchinson, D.R., and Barth, G.A., 2010, Continental margins and the U.S. Extended Continental Shelf Project: MARGINS/GeoPRISMS Newsletter, no. 25, URL:

Hutchinson, D.R., Houseknecht, D.W., and Mosher, D.C., 2023, Canada Basin tectono-sedimentary element, Arctic Ocean: Geological Society, London, Memoirs, 57,

Mosher, D.C., Shimeld, J. Hutchinson, D., Jackson, R., Chian, D., Lebedeva-Ivanova, N., Oakey, G., Evangelatos, J., Li, Q., Funck, T., Mayer, L., Verhoef, J., and Forbes, S, 2012, Re-evaluating Amerasian Basin tectonics and sedimentation with new geophysical data: , 34th IGC Conference. Brisbane, Australia, August 5-10 2012.

Mosher, D.C., Shimeld, J., Hutchinson, D., Chian, D., Lebedeva-Ivanova, N., Jackson, R., 2012, Canada Basin Revealed: , Arctic Technology Conference. December 3-5, 2012, Houston, TX doi: 10.4043/23797-MS.

Shimeld, J., Li, Q., Chian, D., Lebedeva-Ivanova, N., Jackson, R., Mosher, D., and Hutchinson, D., 2015, Seismic velocities within the sedimentary succession of the Canada Basin and southern Alpha-Mendeleev Ridge, Arctic Ocean—Evidence for accelerated porosity reduction?: Geophysical Journal International, v. 204, issue 1, p.1-20,


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Multichannel seismics --- Multichannel
2007-027-FA-SE-001 (2995 km seismic data)
GPS (wh) --- Navigation

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