Understanding the physical oceanography of the northeast Chukchi Sea through the collection of real time High Frequency Radar (HFR) surface current measurements from shore-based systems, deployment of sub-surface Acoustic Doppler Current Profilers (ADCP), and the use of Automated Underwater Vehicles (AUV). Providing oceanographic data sets for guiding the development and evaluation of ocean circulation, wave and oil spill trajectory models.
HF Radar: Surface current speed and direction, wave information, ADCP subsurface current speed and direction, temperature, depth, and conductivity, temperature and salinity profiles from AUV’s, directional wave,
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE), University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF)
Coordinating logistics with the local communities. Networks: U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS) (IOOS)
Working with the communities to set up HF radar systems.