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Beaufort Sea Project Technical Papers

In the 1970s, the energy (oil) industry and government worked together to do fundamental and important research regarding the impact of off-shore oil exploitation in the Arctic, with much work done on-site in the Beaufort Sea area. To our knowledge, little related work has been done since this ground-breaking work, and yet the summaries and research papers seem to dropped out of the current discussion regarding the impacts of off-shore oil drilling in the Arctic. Further, it seems that the significant questions raised by this research have not been answered in the intervening 30+ years, but largely glossed over.

We are pleased to report that our request to the Department of Fisheries and Oceans has resulted in the scanning of the original technical papers and having them made available online. With their permission, we are posting copies here on the RESTCo website, and we are also providing links to to the DFO library versions.

We hope you will find the information in these documents to be of interest and value in learning more about the arctic ocean biosphere and the effects of oil upon it.

The Technical Papers

Report 1 - The distribution and abundance of seals in the eastern Beaufort Sea
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Report 2 - The distribution and abundance of polar bears in the eastern Beaufort Sea
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Report 3A - Seabirds of the southeastern Beaufort Sea : summary report
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Report 4 - Bowhead and white whales in the southern Beaufort Sea
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Report 5 - Effects of crude oils on arctic marine invertebrates
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Report 6 - Fishes of the Yukon coast
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Report 7 - Fishes of offshore waters and Tuktoyaktuk Vicinity
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Report 8 - Fishes of the outer MacKenzie
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Report 9 - Nitrogen fixation in Arctic marine sediments
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Report 10 - Biodegradation of crude petroleum by the indigenous microbial flora of the Beaufort Sea
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Report 11 - Effects of crude oils on arctic marine invertebrates
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Report 12A - Biological productivity of the southern Beaufort Sea : the physical-chemical environment and the plankton
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Report 12B - Biological productivity of the southern Beaufort Sea : zoobenthic studies
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Report 12C - Biological productivity of the southern Beaufort Sea : phytoplankton and seaweed studies
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Report 13 - Distribution of tar and other particulate pollutants along the Beaufort Sea coast
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Report 14 - Mackenzie River input to the Beaufort Sea
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Report 15 - Mackenzie River input to the Beaufort Sea
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Report 16 - Near bottom currents and offshore tides
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Report 17 - Open water surface currents in the southern Beaufort Sea
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Report 18 - Physical oceanography of the south-eastern Beaufort Sea
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Report 19 - Storm surges
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Report 20 - Real-time environmental prediction system
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Report 21 - A study of weather, waves and icing in the Beaufort Sea
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Report 22 - The occurrence of permafrost and frozen sub-seabottom materials in the southern Beaufort Sea
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Report 23 - Bottom scour by sea ice in the southern Beaufort Sea
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Report 24 - Coastal sedimentary processes and sediments, southern Canadian Beaufort Sea
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Report 25A - Sediment dispersal in the southern Beaufort Sea
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Report 25B - Suspended matter in the southern Beaufort Sea
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Report 26 - Ice climatology of the Beaufort Sea
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Report 27 - The Interaction of Crude Oil with Arctic Sea Ice
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Report 28 - The movement of oil under sea ice
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Report 29 - Light intensity and primary productivity under sea ice containing oil
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Report 30 - Distribution of the ice thickness in the Beaufort Sea
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Report 31A - Oil spill countermeasures for the southern Beaufort Sea
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Report 31B - Oil spill countermeasures for the southern Beaufort Sea (appendix)
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Report 32 - The socio-economic importance of wildlife utilization in the Southern Beaufort Sea
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Report 33 - Hydrodynamics of an oilwell blowout
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Report 34 - Satellite observations of the Beaufort Sea ice cover
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Report 35 - Oil, ice and climate in the Beaufort Sea
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Report 36 - Sea ice morphology in the Beaufort Sea
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Report 37 - Movement and deformation of the landfast ice of the southern Beaufort Sea
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Report 38 - Hydrocarbon levels in the marine environment of the southern Beaufort Sea
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In some cases, the Beaufort Sea Project Technical Papers spawned following works which readers may find to be of interest. Where we have been able to obtain copies of these, they are listed below.

Oil in Sea Ice by E.L. Lewis

Misc_Zooplankton Data from the Beaufort Sea 1951 to 1975 by Grainger & Grohe

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