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Healy Baffin Bay Survey (149502)
Proposal Status: Conformity Determination Issued
Project Overview
Type of application: New
Proponent name: Robert Pickart
Company: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Schedule:
Start Date: 2021-09-17
End Date: 2021-10-10
Operation Type: Seasonal
Project Description:
The project addresses the pathways and fate of the freshwater and heat carried by the boundary current system of Baffin Bay. We will conduct a shipboard survey on the US Coast Guard Cutter Healy, occupying transects extending from Baffin Island to West Greenland, including transects along some of the channels leading to West Greenland’s glacial fjords. Physical and chemical Measurements of the water column will be collected at roughly 300 sites using an instrument package lowered over the side of the ship, and also from sensors on the ship while it is steaming. Seafloor mapping and sub-bottom profiling will be done in designated areas adjacent to Baffin Island. An autonomous vehicle will be deployed in the vicinity of Jakobshavn glacier, West Greenland, to collect detailed physical measurements there.
Personnel:
Persons: 104
Days: 24
Project Map
List of all project geometries:
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Planning Regions:
Qikiqtani
Kivalliq
Affected Areas and Land Types
Settlement Area
North Baffin Planning Region
Project Land Use and Authorizations
Project Land Use
Marine-Based Activities
Marine-Based Activities
Scientific Research
Licensing Agencies
NRI: Scientific Research Licence
Other Licensing Requirements
No data found.
Material Use
Equipment
Type Quantity Size Use
Conductivity-Temperature-Depth (CTD) 1 6' x 3' To collect vertical profiles of temperature, salinity, oxygen, fluorescence, and beam transmission at specified locations.
Niskin bottles 24 3' x 0.5' To collect water samples for measuring chemical properties.
Flow-through sensors 4 Attached to ship Several devices to monitor the properties of seawater/air by passing seawater/air through them as the vessel is underway. A detailed list of these sensors is provided in the documentation at the end of the application.
12-kHz echosounder 1 Attached to ship Bathymetric data collection.
150-kHz acoustic Doppler current profiler (ADCP) 1 Attached to ship To collect vertical profiles of water velocity.
75-kHz ADCP 1 Attached to ship To collect vertical profiles of water velocity.
Autonomous glider 1 5' x 1.5' This will be launched near Jakobshavn glacier, West Greenland to collect measurements of temperature, salinity, velocity, and turbulence. It will be recovered by CCGS Amundsen later in the fall.
Surface velocity drifter 30 2' x 2' These will be deployed from the vessel at various locations in Baffin Bay. They drift with the surface currents and transmit their data to satellite. The sensors on the drifters are described in the documentation at the end of the application.
USCGC Healy 1 420' x 82' x 29.3' Research vessel.
3.5-kHz echosounder 1 Attached to ship Seabed imaging.
multi-beam echosounder 1 Attached to ship Bathymetric data collection.
Fuel Use
Type Container(s) Capacity UOM Use
Diesel 1 12202915 Gallons Vessel had Diesel Electric propulsion and carries all fuel it needs.
Hazardous Material and Chemical Use
Type Container(s) Capacity UOM Use
Chloroform 1 1 Liters Used for measuring nutrients in water samples.
Water Consumption
Daily Amount (m3) Retrieval Method Retrieval Location
0
Waste and Impacts
Environmental Impacts
No anticipated environmental impacts. The vessel complies with all international waste management guidelines and is self-contained with respect to waste. Vessel management plan is appended in the Documents section.
Waste Management
Waste Type Quantity Generated Treatement Method Disposal Method
Hazardous 1 Liter N/A Will stay on ship and be disposed after reaching home port.
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Originator: Robert Pickart
Public Registry ID: 18418
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Recieved: 2021-03-17
Originator: Robert Pickart
Public Registry ID: 18432
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Category: Application form attachment - Project description
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Originator: Robert Pickart
Public Registry ID: 18431
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Category: Application related document - Conformity Determination Letter
Recieved: 2021-06-01
Originator: Goump Djalogue
Public Registry ID: 18733
Document Size: 235.55 Kb
2021-05-12 10:29:39, from: Goump Djalogue
 Hi, As we are reviewing your proposal, it seems, the planned activities were included in project description submitted by Dr Larry Mayer from the university of New Hampshire (NPC File # 149490 [ Healy2021 transit]). Could you please explain the link/difference between your proposal and his proposal, as we are wondering if this is a duplication or splitting of the same proposal.

2021-05-20 11:08:17, from: Goump Djalogue
 Good Morning Robert, We have noted that this application is a doubling of application 149490 [ Healy 2021 transit] already submitted and reviewed by NPC. Therefore, you are required to withdraw this application. Please log in to you proponent page to do so. Do not hesitate to contact me at gdjalogue@nunavut.ca should you need any assistance. Best regards

2021-05-27 09:38:04, from: Robert Pickart
 Hi Goump, Thanks for explaining how to post messages to you. As you know, we have communicated by regular email, and hopefully I have explained how my application (#149502) is distinct from Larry Mayer's application (#149490). Please let me know if you have further questions, and I apologize again for the confusion. Thank you for considering this application. I look forward to hearing from you. Best regards, Bob

NORTH BAFFIN QUESTIONAIRE

GENERAL
Environmental Protection:
s3.13.8: The applicant undertakes to prevent any new occurrences of pollution, garbage and contamination at the site of the development.
YES

Removal of Fuel Drums:
s3.13.8: The applicant undertakes to remove all drums safely from the site and dispose of the drums in a safe manner.
YES

New Site Restoration and Clean Up:
s3.13.1 and Appendix H, s1: The applicant undertakes to clean up the site and restore the site to its natural condition to the greatest extent possible.
YES

Old Site Restoration and Clean Up:
s3.13.2: The applicant undertakes to clean up the site and restore the site to its original condition to the greatest extent possible, including any work required due to the applicant's action prior to this application.
YES

Low-Level Air Flights:
Appendix H, s3: Will the applicant avoid all low-level flights?
YES

Caribou Protection Measures:
s3.3.7 and Appendix D: Will the applicant comply with the Caribou Protection Measures outlined in section 2.4.6 and in Appendix D?
YES

Caribou Water Crossings:
s3.3.7 and map: Will the applicant avoid, between may 15 and September 1, to construct any camp, cache any fuel or conduct any blasting within 10 km of any Designated Caribou Water Crossing identified
YES

Polar Bear Denning Areas and Walrus Haul-outs:
s3.3.8: Will the applicant keep its activities away from any polar bear denning area or walrus haul-out?
YES

HERITAGE RESOURCES
Reporting of Archaeological Sites:
s3.11.3 and Appendix H, s2 and s8: Will the applicant immediately report the discovery of all suspected archaeological sites to the Department of Culture, Language, Elders and Youth (GN)?
YES

SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH
Scientific Research:
s3.9.3: Does the project proposal involve scientific research?
YES
If yes, will the applicant integrate all available and relevant local and traditional knowledge when conducting its research?
YES

Consultation with Nunavut Research Institute:
s3.9.5: Has the applicant consulted with the Nunavut Research Institute about research topics that would benefit or interest local residents?
NO
ii. If no, explain why.
Not yet, but with this application we are most happy to begin such a dialog.
Local Services and Local Employment:
s3.9.4: Will the applicant rely on local services and employment where possible?
NO
ii. If no, explain why it is not possible.
The vessel will not be making any stops.

Communication on Scientific Research:
s3.2.8: The applicant will, at minimum, translate a summary of its work into Inuktitut and communicate with communities using language that is clear and non-technical. The results of all scientific re
YES

MARINE AND TERRESTRIAL TRANSPORTATION
Corridor:
s3.5.11, s3.3.5.12: Does the proposal consider the development of a transportation and/or communications corridor?
NO

Code of Good Conduct for Land Users:
Appendix H: The applicant undertakes to adhere to the code of Good Conduct at all times.
YES