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    The CTD data was obtained during LEG 01 of the 2003 CASES scientific cruise #0303. This Leg was carried out from September 8th 2003 to October 15th 2003 aboard the CCGS Amundsen. There were 37 CTD casts in Leg 1. Thirty-six casts, associated to 16 oceanographic stations, are located in the Beaufort Sea research area. The following parameters were measured: temperature, conductivity and pressure (with a Sea-Bird 911 probe), oxygen (Sea-Bird 43), fluorescence (Seapoint fluorometer), transmittance (Wetlabs C-Star transmissometer), PAR/Irradiance and SPAR/Irradiance (Biospherical Instruments QC2300). Data were quality controlled. Data are available on the Polar Data Catalogue and at the Marine Environmental Data Service (MEDS) of Fisheries and Ocean Canada.

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    The CTD data was obtained during the 2010 ArcticNet scientific cruise #1003b. The data were collected from October 8 to 17, 2010, aboard the CCGS Amundsen. There were 27 casts associated to 18 stations, located in the Northwest Passage. The following parameters were measured: temperature, conductivity and pressure (with a Sea-Bird SBE-9plus), dissolved oxygen (Sea-Bird SBE-43), fluorescence (Seapoint chlorophyll fluorometer), CDOM (Wetlabs FL(RT)D), nitrate concentration (Satlantic MBARI-ISUS 5T), transmittance (Wetlabs C-Star transmissometer), light intensity (PAR; Biospherical Instruments QCP2300) and surface light intensity (sPAR; Biospherical Instruments QCP2200). Quality control procedures were applied to the data. Data are available on the Polar Data Catalogue and at the Marine Environmental Data Service (MEDS) of Fisheries and Oceans Canada.

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    The CTD data was obtained during the 2011 ArcticNet scientific cruise #1103a. The data were collected from September 26 to October 3, 2011, aboard the CCGS Amundsen. There were 35 casts associated to 27 stations, located in Baffin Bay and the Northwest Passage. The following parameters were measured: temperature, conductivity and pressure (with a Sea-Bird SBE-9plus), dissolved oxygen (Sea-Bird SBE-43), fluorescence (Seapoint chlorophyll fluorometer), CDOM (Wetlabs FL(RT)D), nitrate concentration (Satlantic MBARI-ISUS 5T), transmittance (Wetlabs C-Star transmissometer), light intensity (PAR; LI-COR Biosciences) and surface light intensity (sPAR; LI-COR Biosciences). Quality control procedures were applied to the data. Data are available on the Polar Data Catalogue and at the Marine Environmental Data Service (MEDS) of Fisheries and Oceans Canada.

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    ArcticNet and IMG-Golder established southern and eastern Beaufort Sea Marine Observatories in 2011. The first pair of moorings (BRA and BRB) is in the southern Beaufort Sea, roughly 100 nautical miles northwest of Tuktoyaktuk. These deployments aimed at maintaining the existing ArcticNet time series initiated in 2009 in collaboration with Imperial Oil and BP. The second observatory, also deployed in 2011, consisted of two moorings (BR1 and BR2) north of the Mackenzie Trough at the western limit of the Beaufort Sea. Another pair of moorings BRG and BRK, launched in 2012 and 2014, are located off the northwest coast of Banks Island, starting a time series in the northeastern Beaufort Sea where year-round measurements have never been obtained before. Finally, two new moorings (BR3 and BR4) were also deployed at the end of the program in 2014 near BR2 and BRG respectively. For every year of deployment, each mooring line was equipped with various oceanographic instruments attached at different depths from approximately 150 m to 750 m. Moored instruments included conductivity-temperature sensors, ice profiling sonars, particle analyzers, current meters, current profilers, and sediment traps. Datasets include currents, ice draft and velocities, water levels, temperature, salinity and turbidity, chlorophyll, suspended particulate size and concentration, and vertical carbon flux; See CCIN10476 for Vertical flux data on Phyto and Zooplankton as well as on chemical parameters such as POC. Data are quality assessed/quality controlled (QA/QC) following the Climate and Forecast (CF http://cfconventions.org/) conventions and building upon the open-source Integrated Marine Observatory System (IMOS) toolbox developed for Matlab© by the Australian Ocean Data Network (AODN). The five moorings provided ready to use quality data for the period 2011-2015. BRG and BR1 time series were extended along with two moorings BR3 and BRK until 2018 during the iBO project (CCIN 13107).

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    The data set includes images of seafloor topography of the Canadian Beaufort Sea, rendered in both grey-scale and colour-shaded false sun-illumination collected by the Geological Survey of Canada (Atlantic and Pacific) through the support of several organizations. The images are derived from soundings from a hull-mounted multibeam sonar system. Two research vessels were involved in its collection. The Canadian Coast Guard vessel CCGS Amundsen conducted 3 successive research-oriented field surveys, from 2009 to 2011 using a Knudsen EM302 multibeam instrument. Between September 10th and October 10th, 2013, the Korean Oceanographic Polar Research Institute (KOPRI) research icebreaker Araon surveyed with an EM122 system. The Amundsen data represent an integration of the 3 successive field surveys, data collection was a part of collaboration between oil and gas industry partners (Imperial Oil Resources/British Petroleum), the GSC-A, and ArcticNet. Collaborators from the University of New Brunswick's Ocean Mapping Group have operated the Amundsen's compliment of geophysical equipment for the past several years, extending into the 2011 Expedition. The GSC-A conducted initial and post analysis of the acquired data. The KOPRI dataset stems from collaboration with the GSC-P. Vertical sound speed profiles were obtained from CTD casting stations and these velocities were applied to the acquisition system for correct depth calculations. Geologic features in the image include large and smaller submarine landslides with associated cliffs, faults, translational blocks, retrogressive failure, debrites and evacuation chutes. Sediment cover and areas devoid of cover together with cross-cutting relationships indicate a range in age and process. Other features include mud volcanoes indicating past and recent efflux of mud and fluids to the seabed on the upper slope, iceberg, sea-ice and floating glacier-driven seabed scour, influence by currents and/or past sea-level which limited and locally removed shelf-break glacial and post-glacial muds, incision of shelf-break canyons with differential sediment infill, seabed current-influenced distribution of recent muds derived ultimately from the Mackenzie River, influence on recent distribution of shelf-break muds by the Beaufort Jet, and finally structural disturbance of outermost shelf muds, probably related to degradation of permafrost and fluid migrations, forming mounds, collapses and associated basins.

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    Bottom water (20 L per station) was collected at 11 stations in Baffin Bay using the CCGS Amundsen’s rosette system. Water was filtered aboard the vessel into glass microfiber (GF-F) filters for Carbon and Nitrogen stable isotopic composition analysis. These data will be used in combination with data on soft coral stable isotopic composition collected from the same region.

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    A first survey was conducted in and around EL446 onboard the CCGS Amundsen from 16 July to 30 July, 2009. A total of 21 biophysical stations were sampled, involving 25 box core deployments and 18 Agassiz trawl tows. In addition, the Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) was deployed once (station 10) for epibenthos observation. A second survey was conducted in EL449 and EL451 onboard the CCGS Amundsen from 12 August to 26 August, 2010. A total of 18 biophysical stations were sampled, comprising 25 box core deployments and 18 Agassiz trawl tows. A third survey was conducted in EL451 and EL453 onboard the CCGS Amundsen from 7 September to 22 September 2011. A total of 13 biophysical stations were sampled, comprising 18 box core deployments and 13 Agassiz trawl tows. The box core was deployed to quantitatively sample diversity and abundance of endobenthic organisms. After retrieval of the box core, a subsample of about 0.125 m2 area and 12-15 cm depth was collected and passed through a 0.5 mm mesh sieve to separate sediment from endofauna. Organisms were immediately preserved in a 4% buffered formaldehyde solution for further taxonomical identification in the laboratory. The volume of sediments sieved from each box core was measured (depth × width × length) to the nearest 1 cm to estimate endobenthic fauna density in each sample. An Agassiz trawl (1.5 m width × 0.7 m height, cod end of 0.5 cm mesh size) was towed on the seabed at a speed of 1.5 - 2 knots for about 3 to 5 minutes to survey epibenthic species diversity and abundance. Retrieved samples were washed with seawater in a sieve (0.5 mm mesh), and organisms were counted and identified to the lowest taxonomical level possible.

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    Raw backscatter data were collected from a CT25K ceilometer. A ceilometer is a device that uses a laser or other light source to determine the height of a cloud base. Ceilometers can also be used to measure the aerosol concentration within the atmosphere. Sampling took place from July to November 2009 in the southern Beaufort Sea and the Amundsen Gulf (Canadian Arctic) during the CFL cruise onboard the CCGS Amundsen icebreaker. The Circumpolar Flaw Lead System Study (CFL) is an IPY-funded project. Data were collected (1) during the ship transit, (2) set transects, (3) at several stations where we stayed 24 hours, and (4) at multi-day drift stations. The instrument was running continuously during the CFL project, with only minor interruptions for maintenance activities.

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    During the ArcticNet annual cruises of the research icebreaker CCGS Amundsen, characteristics of the near-surface atmosphere (basic meteorological elements, incident radiation, CO2 concentration) are monitored in conjunction with surface sea water properties (temperature, salinity, dissolved CO2 and O2) to observe the relationship between the surface micro-climate and the air-sea exchange, with particular interest in CO2. As part of this integrated dataset, the following radiation variables were recorded at 1 minute intervals (instrument used to collect each variable is in parentheses): -Incoming shortwave radiation (Eppley pyranometer, model PSP) -Incoming longwave radiation (Eppley pyrgeometer, model PIR) -Incoming photosynthetically active radiation (Kipp & Zonen, PAR-Lite) All instruments were mounted on a meteorological tower on the bow of the research icebreaker CCGS Amundsen

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    During the ArcticNet annual cruises of the research icebreaker CCGS Amundsen, characteristics of the surface sea water (temperature, salinity, dissolved CO2 and O2) are monitored in conjunction with properties of the near-surface atmosphere (basic meteorological elements, incident radiation, CO2 concentration) to observe the relationship between the surface microclimate and the air-sea exchange, with particular interest in CO2. Central to this integrated dataset is an under-way sea water pCO2 system (General Oceanics 8050) attached to the ship's clean water intake. The following variables were measured continuously and logged at 1 minute intervals: -pCO2sw (LI7000 gas analyzer) -Equilibrator water temperature -conductivity -pH -dissolved O2