Ice Profiling Sonar (IPS)

  • Beaufort Gyre Freshwater Experiment (WHOI)
    Andrey Proshutinsky of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute is the principle investigator for the Beaufort Gyre Freshwater Experiment: A study of fresh water accumulation and release mechanism and a role of fresh water in Arctic climate variability.
  • Marathon Oil/EXXON
    To support the design and operational planning for offshore oil and gas activities off the northeastern coast of Sakhalin Island in the Russian Federation, an ongoing program of ice keel draft and ice velocity measurement is being conducted. The program was expanded to include Ice Profiler derived wave measurements.
  • Institute of Ocean Sciences (IOS) 
    Originally developed by IOS (Dr. Humfrey Melling) in collaboration with ASL, an updated version of the Ice Profiler has been used to obtain ice data from the Beaufort Sea.
  • Bedford Institute of Oceanography -
    As part of a study on the effects of ice forces on the Confederation Bridge between Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick.
  • University of Hawaii
    For scientific research in Antarctica examining ice draft, presence or absence of ice in conjunction with sediment studies.
  • University of Hokkaido
    For ice climate research in the Sea of Okhotsk Dr. Yasuf Fukamatchi.
  • Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
    Scientific research studies in Antarctic shelf areas.
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