News Articles with Category: Franklin Expedition Search

Canada Confirms ‘HMS Erebus’ as Found Shipwreck

October 3, 2014 - via Parks Canada The confirmation was made by Parks Canada underwater archeologists, following a meticulous review of data and artifacts observed from the Arctic Ocean’s seabed and using high-resolution photography, high-definition video and multi-beam sonar measurements.

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High-tech sleuthing key to hunt for ships in Arctic

September 9, 2014 - via Franklin Expedition It took an arsenal of electronic devices to hunt down the Franklin expedition shipwreck.

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Ship from lost Franklin expedition found

September 9, 2014 - via Franklin Expedition A remotely operated underwater vehicle searching the Victoria Strait made the discovery on Sunday. It’s one of two ships that belonged to Sir John Franklin’s doomed Arctic expedition, though researchers aren’t sure yet whether it’s HMS Terror or HMS Erebus.

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The science of ice forensics in the Arctic Franklin search

September 7, 2014 - via Franklin Expedition The underwater archeologists see it as a masterful combination of modern technology with historic accounts from Inuit people who described encounters with the Franklin expedition and at least one ghost ship, drifting south on an ice floe. “The important point is that ice information on its own is not sufficient to locate the vessels, but neither is the historical evidence,” Zagon says now. “Combining the two starts to provide some clarity.”

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Defence scientists in Arctic conduct sonar and robotic experiments

August 28, 2014 - via Defence Research and Development Canada Scientists from Defence Research and Development Canada have been in the Arctic conducting various experiments. They are assessing and the impact that low water temperatures have on the performance of various types of imaging sonars

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On the hunt for Franklin’s ships

August 27, 2014 - via Kraken Sonar Systems These ships are 150 years old and were built with wooden hulls, with a bit of metal plating; plus, they were trapped in the ice and likely crushed, so we are looking for small pieces, not anything that is going to resemble an actual ship,”

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SURVEY TECHNOLOGIES TO BE DEPLOYED BY PARKS CANADA’S UNDERWATER ARCHAEOLOGY TEAM IN THE COURSE OF THE 2014 VICTORIA STRAIT EXPEDITION

August 25, 2014 - via Franklin Expedition Some of the leading technologies to be employed will include the CSA’s RADARSAT-2 satellite imagery, high resolution multi-beam and side-scan sonar, Parks Canada’s remotely operated underwater vehicle and autonomous underwater vehicle, and DRDC’s state-of-the-art autonomous underwater vehicle, Arctic Explorer, which was developed in collaboration with private-sector partners.

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PM SAILS THE NORTHWEST PASSAGE WITH THE FRANKLIN EXPEDITION SEARCH TEA

August 25, 2014 - via Franklin Expedition Harper Government Leads an Expanded Team of Partners to Discover the Fate of Sir John Franklin's Lost Arctic Expedition

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'We’re going to find' Franklin expedition, Stephen Harper vows

August 25, 2014 - via Franklin Expedition Prime Minister Stephen Harper joined the Parks Canada search in Eclipse Sound, Nunavut, for the two ships of Sir John Franklin's doomed 1845 expedition. Harper says it's a mystery that has to be solved.

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‘Small chance’ that Franklin ships have already been found, scientist says

September 24, 2012 - via Vancouver Sun “It’s possible, because there actually is some AUV (autonomous underwater vehicle) data that I haven’t looked at yet, and there is some multi-beam sonar data,” said Harris, who led the Canadian government’s renewed hunt for the ships.

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Bones, artifacts found from Franklin Expedition but, so far, no ships

September 9, 2012 - via The Canadian Press Bad weather in recent days has hampered this year’s search somewhat, but the addition of the automated underwater vehicle from the University of Victoria will help.

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BC Team Part of Effort to Solve Arctic Mystery

August 27, 2012 - via Epoch Times The torpedo-shaped AUV … will enable the team to dramatically increase the size of the search area.

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Robotic 'shark' to prowl Arctic for lost Franklin ships

August 27, 2012 - via CBC Canada The Canadian government announced Thursday that it is launching a search for the two ships involved in Sir John Franklin's doomed 1845 quest for the Northwest Passage. Technology increases odds of finding Franklin ships

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New search for lost Franklin expedition ships goes high-tech

August 23, 2012 - via Therecord.com Led by Parks Canada, the 2012 Franklin Expedition is costing $275,000 brings together public and private sector partners and universities in the search for the two vessels in two areas where the vessels could be located.

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UVic researcher helps in search for Franklin ships

August 10, 2011 - via Times Colonist A researcher at the University of Victoria has joined Parks Canada's search for Sir John Franklin's lost ships HMS Terror and HMS Erebus.

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UVic launches Arctic search for sunken wreckage of Franklin expedition

July 7, 2011 - via Saanich News On Aug. 9, a three-person engineering and operating team from UVic’s Ocean Technology Lab, along with their autonomous underwater vehicle, the Bluefin-12 will join a crew from Parks Canada to search the waters off Nunavut’s King William Island.

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Robot explores where no human dares: The final rest of the Franklin expedition

July 5, 2011 - via The National Post In August, when the Arctic ice is thinnest, a small icebreaker filled with Parks Canada archaeologists will make its third attempt to find the Erebus and Terror, the long-lost vessels of the Franklin expedition, a doomed 1845 voyage to find the Northwest Passage. While underwater searches in 2008 and 2010 relied largely on sonar, this year researchers will be bringing along an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle to “dramatically increase the size of the search area.”

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New Technology to be Deployed in the Search for Franklin's Lost Vessels

June 30, 2011 - via Parks Canada Government of Canada continues Franklin search expedition in Canada's Arctic

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UVIC Assists in Search for Franklin's Ships

June 30, 2011 - via University of Victoria Researchers from UVic’s Ocean Technology Lab will be using their autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) to assist the Parks Canada team in its search. Using UVic’s specially designed Bluefin-12 AUV, the Parks Canada team will be able to dramatically increase the size of the search area. The three UVic researchers and their AUV anticipate joining the search in August 2011.


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Hunt resumes for wreckage of Franklin expedition

June 30, 2011 - via Toronto Star What makes the scientists and archeologists so hopeful this year is the employment of an unmanned underwater vehicle, courtesy of the University of Victoria, that is capable of searching the frigid ocean floors. The surface search will cover about 200-square-kilometres while the underwater search will cover another 100-square-kilometres, said Ryan Harris, a Parks Canada underwater archeologist involved in the hunt.

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Arctic search for Franklin's lost ships continues

June 30, 2011 - via CBC News Canadians are heading back to the Northwest Passage this summer to continue searching for the wrecks of Sir John Franklin's lost ships from 1845.

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