Multichannel Seismic Streamer Repair on the Helo Deck
The streamer is flaked out on the deck with a make shift workbench for tools. The technical staff (Geological Survey of Canada) are sharing a lighter moment during trouble shooting and repair aboard CCGS Louis S. St-Laurent. Adequate space for repair of the 100-m long system is not available in heated interior spaces. Being able to repair equipment outdoors in freezing and below-freezing temperatures is part of the challenge of doing field work in the Arctic.
[This set of photos provides selected image of two icebreakers working together in the Arctic Ocean. All images were taken from aboard the Canadian Coast Guard Ship (CCGS) Louis S. St-Laurent (Louis), from which science crew from the Geological Survey of Canada, Canadian Hydrographic Servie, and a U.S. liaison from USGS) were responsible for the multichannel seismic operations. United States Coast Guard Cutter (USCGC) Healy (Healy) is the ship pictured in many of the photos and collected multibeam echosounder data while also breaking ice for Louis].