Lead: Ivana Kubat, National Research Council
Over the years, a significant amount of data has been collected in the Beaufort Sea, but it is widely scattered. Searching for the best available datasets is often difficult. Downloading, extracting, and visualizing the information from various sources and file formats is even more challenging and time consuming. The National Research Council of Canada is developing an integrated database for the storage, query, and visualization of all key relevant environmental data for engineering design purposes in the Beaufort Sea. This single-window information source will give regulators access to definitive regional environmental information. The database will be used to determine design ice loads for offshore platforms and marine operations.