Polar Bears and Research Gear CFAX 1070 AM with Terry Moore

Interview with Terry Moore on CFAX 1070 AM Radio Victoria on Sept. 30, 2015.  Interview begins at 36:17 mark of the audio file.

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The Icebreaker and the Three Polar Bears

Interview by Gregor Craigie of CBC Radio On the Island about a close encounter of our research gear with three Polar Bears in the Beaufort Sea during our Arctic GEOTRACES expedition.

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Update on Polar Bears and Research Equipment in the Arctic Ocean: You’re Going to Need a Thicker Cable

By Jay T. Cullen

The video you are looking at was taken Sept. 16, 2015 by a UVic undergraduate student, Kathryn Purdon, who has been working with my group on the icebreaker CCGS Amundsen which is currently working in the Beaufort Sea. The video was taken near 75 N 150 W in the middle of the Beaufort Sea in the Arctic Ocean which is shown on the map below:

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Polar Bears and Research Equipment in the Arctic Ocean: You’re Going to Need a Thicker Cable

By Jay T. Cullen and Kristin Orians

Three polar bears

Three polar bears “investigate” our water sampling system cable in the middle of the Beaufort Sea. Photo by Kristin Orians (UBC)

The picture you are looking at was taken today by my colleague Dr. Kristin Orians of the University of British Columbia on the icebreaker CCGS Amundsen which is currently working in the Beaufort Sea. The photo was taken near 75 N 150 W in the middle of the Beaufort Sea in the Arctic Ocean which is shown on the map below:

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Global TV Interview About Cullen Lab’s Work at the Canadian Light Source

Synchrotron Matters featuring oceanographer Jay Cullen and PhD student Dave Janssen from the University of Victoria working with Postdoctoral Scientists Peter Morton of Florida State University. We spoke with Global TV Morning News Host Kevin Stanfield about our work using then Canadian Light Source to determine the chemical composition of marine particles.

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Ocean research being limited by resource constraints

Interview with Aaron McArthur of Global News BC1 about funding of ocean research in Canada. The interview was in response to an opinion piece published in the Globe and Mail on July 27, 2015.

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Canada’s ocean science capacity is limited with resource constraints – The Globe and Mail

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Canada’s ocean science capacity is limited with resource constraints

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Arctic GEOTRACES Expedition Science Special! Episode 1: An Interview with Dr. Jay Cullen

This diary mirrors a blog post by Tereza Jarníková at our expedition website.

As we wait in the Hudson Bay (update here) before we head north again, we bring you this blog’s first Expedition Science Special! Part of the excitement of being on a research expedition is that there is a large group of scientists from around the world working together, and we get to hear about the work they do. On the blog, I’ll be conducting interviews with some of the scientists on board to hear about their research here in the Arctic. (The recordings are shipboard-quality, and sometimes you can hear the ship creaking in the background…) For our first installment of the E.S.S., I interviewed Dr. Jay Cullen about his group’s trace metal work. You can listen to the podcast right here! (Transcript below.) Continue reading

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Update on Canadian Arctic GEOTRACES 2015: Diverted for icebreaking

By Jay T. Cullen

This short post is to update interested readers on the progress of our research program investigating the impacts of climate change on the chemistry, physics and biology of the Canadian Arctic Ocean. On July 19, just before we were to cross the Arctic Circle in the northern Labrador Sea, the icebreaker CCGS Amundsen was diverted from its scientific mission to break ice and escort merchant vessels that resupply northern communities along the eastern shore of Hudson Bay. This is the first time in 13 years that the ship has been called off scientific work for icebreaking. While the resupply mission is important the scientific party is frustrated and disappointed that our long planned research expedition has been delayed. At this point we are not sure exactly when we will return to science and how much impact this delay will have on planned work. The diversion of our vessel to support resupply of Northern Communities highlights the competing pressures placed on the Canadian Coast Guard and the need for more resources if Canada values the health and well being of its residents and climate change research. Continue reading

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Arctic research expedition put on hold after vessel diverted to break ice

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Arctic research expedition put on hold after vessel diverted to break ice

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