The Beaufort Sea (French: mer de Beaufort) is the portion of the
Arctic Ocean located north of the Northwest Territories, the Yukon,
and Alaska and west of Canada's Arctic islands.
The Beaufort Sea is
the southern end limit of the range of the Polar bear in North America.
The Beaufort Sea is also the location of what are believed to be
significant petroleum reserves beneath the seabed, a continuation of
proven reserves in the nearby Mackenzie
Beaufort Sea was first explored in the 1960s and the Amauligak Project
of 1986 began operating the first functioning oil platform.
The entire Beaufort Sea is totally frozen during much of the year. The
permanent ice-pack covers the northern edge of the Beaufort Sea
Arctic Beaufort Sea of 14 September 2009
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Beaufort Sea, on the far edges of the Arctic Ocean, is positioned to
the north of Alaska and Canada.
entire year, the Beaufort Sea's coastal icepack opens briefly in
August and September.
Canadian Beaufort Sea in the September 2001 (deployment map above).
Canadian Beaufort Sea in 1973 and completing the deepest-water gravel
island in 1980.
Beaufort Sea outside the protection of the barrier islands, where
significant daily ice movements are common.
developed by ExxonMobil and used in the Beaufort Sea in 1983.
The Beaufort Sea Large Marine Ecosystem (LME) is characterized by its
The Beaufort Sea LME is
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Beaufort Sea (bō'furt) , part of the Arctic Ocean, N of Alaska
and Canada, between Point Barrow, Alaska, and the Canadian Arctic
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The Beaufort Sea Conference 2000 on the renewable marine resources of
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the ice in the Beaufort Sea either was thick ice that had been there
for multiple years or was thick, first-year ice.
Perennial pack ice in the southern Beaufort Sea was
not as it appeared in the summer of 2009.
Beaufort Sea Exploration
BP Exploration Company Limited acquired three offshore licences in the
Canadian Beaufort Sea.
About Beaufort Sea Exploration ice at sunset
Fall 2009 Community Update
the Beaufort Sea: A Time-Series Presentation April 1990 - August 1999.
Canadian Technical Report of Hydrography and Ocean Sciences No. 238.
(PDF 1.6 MB). Melling, H. 2002.
the Beaufort Sea during the winter of 1991-1992: A view from below.
Journal of Geophysical Research 101(C5), 11975-11991.
Melling, H. and D.A. Riedel. 1996.
of the Beaufort Sea in the winter of 1990. Journal of Geophysical
Research 100(C7), 13641-13653.
Melling, H., P.H. Johnston and D.A. Riedel. 1995.
Beaufort Sea about twice as fast as they were just 25 years ago,
according to a new study by the U.S. Geological Survey.
trading post in the region slipped into the Beaufort Sea in the 1980s
- but the loss of cultural sites in the vicinity might accelerate,
the study noted.
“In the Beaufort Sea, if there was a blowout, where would you find a
rig or a drillship to drill a relief well? You would probably have to
go to another
Impacts of Climatic Change on the Beaufort Sea-Ice Regime: Implications for the Arctic Petroleum Industry
Impacts of Climatic Change on the Beaufort Sea-Ice Regime:
Implications for the Arctic Petroleum Industry
Refuge coastal plain, with the Beaufort Sea and icebergs in the
Canada’s Beaufort Sea offers a magnificent vista of marine habitat
largely untarnished by modern industrial development, but North
America’s demand for increased domestic fossil fuel supply is creating
protected areas in the Beaufort Sea ahead of any major oil and gas
development. Download their conservation vision for the region or
visit the WWF-Canada website.
Imperial, ExxonMobil to explore Beaufort Sea for oil, gas
More on the 2008 Beaufort Delta winning bids
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The Beaufort Sea is bordered to the east and to the south by the
Canadian Arctic coast.
Besides central Arctic water masses, the Beaufort Sea hydrography is
strongly influenced by Atlantic water flowing in through the Canadian
Archipelago, and by Pacific waters from the west.
the Beaufort Sea is significantly reduced.
Most part of the Beaufort Sea is ice covered throughout the year.
The Beaufort Sea Mesoscale Circulation Study was
initiated in the Autumn of 1986 and included measurements of
currents, winds and ice velocities are well as
Beaufort Sea is statistically significant but it is generally
of secondary improtance and accounts for less than 25% of the
The Beaufort Sea is a part of the Arctic Ocean, lies north of the
Northwest Territories, the Yukon, and Alaska and west of Canada's
Resources: The Beaufort Sea is rich petroleum reserves beneath the
seabed, a continuation of proven reserves in the nearby Mackenzie
River and North Slope.
The Beaufort Sea is the southern end limit
for the Polar bear in North America.
Islands bordering the Beaufort Sea in Northern Canada. Sounds pretty
Beaufort Sea 'hot spot' for volatile weather
Violent storms could hinder Canada's hopes for oil rigs
A file picture of scientists examining ice conditions in the Beaufort Sea north of Alaska.
A file picture of scientists examining ice conditions in the Beaufort
Sea north of Alaska.
"The Beaufort Sea definitely came out as a hot spot in our study,
showing large increases in the potential for polar lows," Norwegian
climatologist Erik Kolstad told Canwest News
Beaufort Sea | Icy Work » Thursday, August 9th, 2007 at 6:30 pm
From the Louis St.
The entire surface of Beaufort Sea is
completely frozen during much of the year, and permanent ice-pack
covers the northern edge of the Beaufort Sea year-round.
Beaufort Sea is what is believed to be substantial petroleum reserves,
a continuation of proven reserves in the nearby Mackenzie River and
in the Beaufort Sea region risks upsetting its delicate balance.
July 30, 2002 Beaufort Sea Public Hearings on the Draft Environmental
Impact Statement for Sales 186, 195 and 202
June 2002 - Executive Summary- Beaufort Sea Planning Area, Sales 186,
Beaufort Sea on the west side of Camden Bay, east of Prudhoe Bay.
The Beaufort Sea air quality permit comes on the heels of a similar
permit for Shells planned Chukchi Sea drilling EPA issued that
permit on March 31.
The issuance of our final Beaufort Sea air permit means we can
continue to advance our exploration program with the ultimate goal of
drilling in the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas in 2010, said Shell
the Beaufort Sea two years ago when it was actually searching for natural gas,
confirming there are huge resources in the Canadian Arctic.
in the Beaufort Sea and is the fourth largest partner in the Itiyok I-27 Well
with a 3.
Beaufort Sea is value at US$1.3 Billion Dollars.
7 million spent to acquire Beaufort Sea exploration
rights in MMS lease sales held in 2005 and 2008.
In the Beaufort Sea the latter can reach
400 m in amplitude.
Beaufort Sea Strategic Regional Plan of Action
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The idea for preparing a strategic plan began about three years ago.
ahead industry will be looking to the Beaufort Sea for additional
reserves, and we need to prepare for that, and for the critical
coastal zone area where development will occur and where the
©2005 Beaufort Sea Strategic Regional Plan of Action
The Beaufort Sea is the portion of the Arctic Ocean located north of
the Northwest Territories, the Yukon, and Alaska and west of Canada's
exploration in Canada's Beaufort Sea, marine biologists found that
seismic surveys reduced the number of bowhead whales seen in the area.
over a Lake Ontario-sized section of the Beaufort Sea that Canada
deems part of the Yukon's coastal waters.
Canada's unexpected overture on the Beaufort Sea dispute - which
covers a 21,436-squarekilometre swath of ocean north of the
Yukon-Alaska border - comes just weeks before a planned binational
image of the Beaufort Sea north of Alaska and Canadas Yukon and
The section of the Beaufort Sea that is visible in the
top image is clouded with brown sediment flowing into the water from
the Mackenzie River.
Beaufort Sea region, so sea ice was able to form quickly. Record
melting during 2005 allowed old, thick ice from the north to drift
into the Beaufort Sea.