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Objective - The objective of this work is to identify and address the ice-related problems that interfere with the development of the East Coast of Canada with an emphasis on the Grand Banks. The work focuses on practical solutions to the ice problems relevant to the development of this area.

CHC authored/co-authored Reports/Papers

Development of a Database for Iceberg Sightings off Canada's East Coast
IAHR_06_Iceberg_Sighting_Database.pdf
S. Verbit, G. Comfort, G. Timco
Proceedings IAHR'06, Vol. 2, pp 89-96, Sapporo, Japan, 2006.

Analysis and Results of 30 Years of Iceberg Management.
POAC_05_Towing.pdf
Rudkin, P., Young, C., Barron P. Jr. and Timco, G.W.
Proc. POAC'05. Vol. 2, pp 595-604, Potsdam, NY, USA, 2005.

NRC Marine Icing Database
NRC_Marine Icing_05.pdf
NRC_Marine_Icing_Database.mdb
I. Kubat and G.W. Timco
Proceedings 11th International Workshop on Atmospheric Icing of Structures (IWAIS), 2005.

Determination of Iceberg Draft, Mass and Cross-Sectional Areas
ISOPE_Iceberg_Draft_04.pdf
A. Barker, M. Sayed, and T. Carrieres
Proc ISOPE'04, Vol. 1, Paper No. ISOPE-2004-MS-02, Toulon, France, 2004

Numerical Simulations of Broken Ice Interaction with Structures
Num_sim_00.pdf
A. Baker, M. Sayed, G. Timco
NRC Report HYD-TR-050, Ottawa, Ont., Canada, 2000

Iceberg Shape Visualization
Visual_00.pdf
A. Barker, I. Skabova & G. Timco
PERD/CHC Report 20-44, 1999,
r11i01.tif
r11i01.zip
r26f1i14.tif
r26f1i14.zip

Field Study of Ice Characteristics off the Western Coast of Newfoundland
WN_field_99.pdf
M. Johnston
NRC Report HYD-TR-039, Ottawa, Ont., Canada, 1999

CHC-Organized Workshops

Presentations at the PERD'09 East Coast Workshop
PERD_09_Workshop_Contents.pdf
PERD_09_PERD_Program_Overviews.pdf
PERD_09_Waves.pdf
PERD_09_Currents.pdf
PERD_09_Geohazards.pdf
PERD_09_Personnel_Safety.pdf
PERD_09_Ice_Forecasting.pdf
PERD_09_Ship_Safety.pdf
PERD_09_Ice_Engineering.pdf

Presentations at the PERD'08 East Coast Workshop
PERD_08_Workshop_Introduction.pdf
PERD_08_Introduction_to_PERD.pdf
PERD_08_Ice.pdf
PERD_08_Waves_Currents.pdf
PERD_08_Geotechnical.pdf
PERD_08_Discussion.pdf

Presentations at the PERD'06 Grand Banks Workshop
1_Introduction_to_PERD_06.pdf
2_Ice-Structure_Interaction_06.pdf
3_Sea_Ice_and_Icebergs_06.pdf
4_Currents_and_Circulation_06.pdf
5_Waves_06.pdf
6_Grand_Banks_Seabed_Stability_06.pdf
7_Marine_Transportation_and_Safety_06.pdf
8_The_New_PERD_Cycle_06.pdf

PERD Grand Banks Workshop Presentations - St. John's October 2004
PERD_Workshop_04.zip
Presentations from the October 19, 2004 Workshop held in St. John's

Summary of Panel Session at PERD'98 Workshop
Panel_98.pdf
November 16-17, 1998, St. John's, NL, Canada, 1998

Contract Reports/Papers

PERD Iceberg Sighting Database: 2010
Iceberg_Sighting_10.pdf
PERD_Iceberg_Sighting_Database_10.mdb
PERD_Iceberg_Sighting_DatabaseXP_10.mdb
BMT Fleet Technology, Kanata, ON, Canada, 2010

Comprehensive Iceberg Management Database 2010
Iceberg_Management_10.pdf
PERD_Iceberg_Management_Database_10.zip
PAL Environmental Services, St. John's, NL, Canada, 2010

Grand Banks Iceberg Management
GB_Iceberg_Manage_Overview_07.pdf
AMEC and others
PERD/CHC Report 20-84, St. John's, NL, Canada, 2007.

Comparison of the Strength of Iceberg and Other Freshwater Ice and the Effect of Temperature
Iceberg_Strength_06.pdf
S.J. Jones
PERD/CHC Report 20-83, St. John's. NL, Canada, 2006

Iceberg Shape Characterization
POAC_05_Iceberg_Shape_McKenna.pdf
R. McKenna
Proceedings 18th International Conference on Port and Ocean Engineering under Arctic Conditions, POAC'05, Vol. 2, pp 555-564, Potsdam, NY, USA.

Refinement of Iceberg Shape Characterization for Risk to Grand Banks Installations
McKenna_Iceberg_Shape_05.pdf
R. McKenna
PERD/CHC Report 20-77, Wakefield, QC, Canada, 2005

Pack Ice managment on the Southern Grand Banks
Pack_Ice_Management_05.pdf
P. Dunderdale and b. Wright
PERD/CHC Report 20-76, St. John's NL, Canada, 2005

Determination of Iceberg Draft and Shape
Oceans_Iceberg_Profiles_04.pdf
Oceans Ltd.,
PERD/CHC Report 20-75, St. John's, NL, Canada, 2004

Development of Iceberg Shape Characterization for Risk to Grand Banks Installations
McKenna_Iceberg_Shape_04.pdf
R. McKenna
PERD/CHC Report 20-73, Wakefield, QC, Canada, 2004

Pressure – temperature Effects on the Compressive Behavior of Laboratory-grown and Iceberg Ice
CRS&T_03_Iceberg_PT_Effects.pdf
P.D. Barrette and I.J. Jordaan
Cold Regions Science and Technology, Vol. 36, pp 25-36, 2003.

Update, Quality Assurance and Query Results for the PERD Grand Banks Iceberg Database: 2003
Population_Analysis_03.pdf
BMT Fleet Technology
PERD/CHC Report 20-71, Kanata, ON, Canada, 2003

Healed Cracks in Iceberg Ice
Iceberg_Cracks_02.pdf
P.D. Barrette and I.J. Jordaan
Journal of Glaciology 48, No. 163, pp 587-591, 2002.

Greenland Iceberg Management: Implications for Grand Banks Management Systems
Greenland_02.pdf
AMEC Earth & Environmental
PERD/CHC Report 20-65, St. John's, NL, Canada, 2002

Field Observations of Iceberg Deterioration
Deterioration_01.pdf
B. Veitch, M. Williams, A. Gardner and B. Liang
PERD/CHC Report 20-64, St. John's, NL, Canada, 2001

Local Ice Load Data Relevant to Grand Banks Structures
Local_pressures_01.pdf
K.R. Croasdale and others
PERD/CHC Report 20-61, Calgary, AL, Canada, 2001

Load Estimates for Ship Damage Due to Impact with Icebergs
Collision_01.pdf
Westmar et al.
PERD/CHC Report 20-60, Vancouver, BC, Canada, 2001

Beam Bending and Fracture Behaviour of Iceberg Ice
Fracture_01.pdf
P.D. Barrette and I. Jordaan
PERD/CHC Report 4-78, St. John's, NL, Canada, 2001

Moored Vessel Station-Keeping in Ice-Infested Waters: An Assessment of Model Test Data for Various Structures and Ship Shapes
Model_Station_01.pdf
G. Comfort, S. Singh and D. Spencer
Proceedings POAC'01, Vol. 2, pp 541-552, Ottawa, Canada.

A Conceptual Study of Techniques for Measuring Global Loads on the Terra Nova FPSO
FPSO_loads_00.pdf
BMT Fleet Technology,
PERD/CHC Report 20-57, Kanata, ON, Canada, 2000

Iceberg Evolution Modelling: A Background Study
Iceberg_evol_00.pdf
C. Daley
PERD/CHC Report 20-53, St. John's, NL, Canada, 2000

The Use of Codes for Structures on the Grand Banks
GB_Codes_00.pdf
Westmar et. al,
PERD/CHC Report 11-38, Vancouver, BC, Canada, 2000

Techniques for Determining the Maximum Draft of Icebergs
Max_draft_00.pdf
Canadian Seabed Research
PERD/CHC Report 20-46, Halifax, NS, Canada, 2000

Field Study of Ice Characteristics off the West Coast of Newfoundland
WN_field_00.pdf
K. R. Croasdale & Associates
PERD/CHC Report 2-70, Calgary, AL, Canada, 2000

Evaluation of Full-scale Data for Moored Vessel Stationkeeping in Pack Ice
Full_stat_99.pdf
B. Wright & Associates
PERD/CHC Report 26-200, Calgary, AL, Canada, 1999

Evaluation of Ice Model Test Data for Moored Structures
Model_stat_99.pdf
Fleet Technology & Marineering Ltd.
PERD/CHC Report 26-195, Kanata, ON, Canada, 1999

Compilation of Iceberg Shape and Geometry Data for the Grand Banks Region
Berg_shapes_99.pdf
Canatec, ICL Isometrics, Coretec & Westmar
PERD/CHC Report 20-43, Calgary, AL, Canada, 1999

Iceberg Database and Verification
MUNverif_99.zip
Database file -MUNicebergs_99.zip
I. Jordaan, D. Press & P. Milford
PERD/CHC Report 20-41, St. John's, NL, Canada, 1999

Computer Simulation of Transverse Ship-Ice Collisions
Collision_99.pdf
R. Brown and C. Daley
PERD/CHC Report 9-79, St. John's, NL, Canada, 1999

An Assessment of Current Iceberg Management Capabilities
Manage_98.pdf
C-CORE & B. Wright
PERD/CHC Report 20-33, St. John's, NL, Canada, 1998

Ice Problems Related to Grand Banks Petroleum Fields
Problems_98.pdf
B. Wright & Associates
PERD/CHC Report 20-6, Calgary, AL, Canada, 1998

Moored Vessel Stationkeeping in Grand Banks Pack Ice Conditions
WR_stat_98.pdf
B. Wright & Associates
PERD/CHC Report 26-189, Calgary, AL, Canada, 1998

Investigation of Techniques for Continuously Profiling Ice Features
Profiler_98.pdf
G. Comfort
PERD/CHC Report 5-91, Kanata, ON, Canada, 1998

Ice Regimes off the West Coast of Newfoundland
WN_Sand_98.pdf
P. Spencer, et al.
PERD/CHC Report 20-35, Calgary, AL, Canada, 1998

A Review of the Environmental Conditions on the West Coast of Newfoundland
WN_Can_97.pdf
R. Pilkington, C. Hill & C Langford
PERD/CHC Report 20-34, Calgary, AL, Canada, 1997