UBC-Gavia Deployments

A list of places where UBC-Gavia has been deployed.

  1. Vancouver, BC, Canada, 2006: Vehicle shakedown and engineering tests
  2. Loch Etive, Scotland, UK, 2006: Operation in highly stratified fjord, measurement of baroclinic waves
  3. Pickering, ON, Canada, 2007: Benthic imagery and water quality near nuclear power station
  4. Bonaire, Netherland Dutch Antilles, 2008: Benthic imagery and sidescan sonar survey of coral reefs
  5. Ellesmere Island, NU, Canada, 2008: Under ice multibeam swath bathymetry survey of sea-ice thickness
  6. Orka Voe, Shetland Islands, Scotland, UK, 2008: sidescan sonar survey of oil pipeline
  7. Lake Tahoe, NV, USA, 2009: benthic image survey of invasive clams
  8. Lake Thingvallavatn, Iceland, 2009: Under ice CTD survey of the fate of negatively buoyant groundwater underflow
  9. Pavilion Lake, BC, Canada, 2006-2010: Under ice  and open water multibeam swath sonar bathymetric mapping, benthic imagering, sidescan sonar survey, CTD surveys of groundwater tracers and convective circulation, space science analogue for unmanned robotic vehicle, human-robot interaction. Project website: Pavilion Lake Research Project
  10. Erebus Glacier Tongue, Antarctica, 2010: Under ice CTD surveys of ocean turbulence and mixing near a floating glacier tongue. Project website: Antarctica 2010: Glacier tongues and ocean mixing
  11. Icebergs in Canadian Arctic, NU, Canada, 2011: Under thick ice (>30m thick) CTD, ADCP, optical backscatter surveys and SwathPlus interferometric sonar mapping of ice islands and icebergs. Project website: Icebergs 2011


  12. Kilpisjärvi, Finland, 2013: Project CONCUR is under ice complex field experiment in a polar Lake to reveal how the solar radiation penetrating the ice cover drives circulation and mixing in the coldest lake of Western Europe. Project Blog

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