This is a cross-post from a Defense Department’s Armed with Science blog post, “Arctic Voyage Completed: What’s Next for ICESCAPE Researchers?” and is reprinted with permission. It is written by Dr. Kevin Arrigo, a Professor in the Department of Environmental Earth System Science at Stanford University and Chief Scientist for NASA’s ICESCAPE (Impact of Climate
Answer: crew morale. Over the past month, we have been keeping you up-to-date on the CGC Healy’s Summer science deployment to the Arctic. One of the posts on July 3, Science on Ice, sparked a conversation on the Coast Guard’s Facebook page about what the crew does for fun when the cutter has down time.
As we mentioned last week, Coast Guard Cutter Healy is sending in regular updates as she makes her way on an Arctic science mission. This post by Ensign Emily Kehrt comes to us from about 90 nautical miles northwest of Point Barrow, the northernmost point in Alaska.
Coast Guard Cutter Healy departed Dutch Harbor, Alaska, last week on its Arctic West Summer deployment. The cutter is on a five-week mission with 80 Coasties and 50 scientists conducting a wide range of research activities. Healy provides more than 4,200 square feet of scientific laboratory space, numerous electronic sensor systems, oceanographic winches and is
Ensign Cook is out and about again. This time she isn’t in the “field” with operational Coast Guard units. Rather, she is up in New York City taking in the sites and festivities around the World Maritime Day Parallel Event. She is also live Tweeting @cgcompass. To view more pictures from the event including the
The Today Show on NBC featured video of yesterday’s large waves off Acadia National Park in Maine and an interview with the Coast Guard and Park Ranger. Watch the video of the show here Guardians in Coast Guard District Seventeen worked with several scientific agencies and the International Ice Patrol to place its first ocean
Canadian and U.S. cutters are headed as far north as they can go next week to work together on surveying the ocean floor and trying to determine where the edge of the continental shelf is. The Canadian Coast Guard Cutter Louis S. St.-Laurent and U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy plan to meet on August 9