Meet the Team!

Michelle Côté

Michelle Côté

Michelle began her career at the Geological Survey of Canada (GSC) studying onshore permafrost and gas hydrates in the Mackenzie Delta. In the past few years, she has developed sea legs and has worked on research programs in the Beaufort Sea as well as offshore of the West Coast of Canada. Michelle has been involved in all three Araon expeditions to the Canadian Beaufort, and a big part of her role is in the permitting and logistics of these multi-disciplinary research programs.

Ned King

Ned King

Ned is a Quaternary geoscientist with experience in the shelf and slope marine environment on the southeast coast of Canada, Norway and more recently, the Beaufort Sea. He is a surficial (and shallow sub-seabed) geology mapper and has interests in past and present seabed processes including sediment transport, mass wasting and glacial framework reconstruction. His tools are primarily geophysical, mainly sonars and seismic, but he welcomes getting into the mud too, collecting long-sediment cores. Applications of his work include characterizing seabed conditions toward infrastructure placements such as rigs, pipelines, wind turbines and cables and foundation stability.

Mat Duchesne

Mat Duchesne

Mat’s area of expertise is reflection seismology. More specifically, his research interests are land and marine 2-D and 3-D seismic reflection processing and hydrocarbon detection using seismic methods. Recently his work has focused on the analysis of seismic reflection data to evaluate the potential of energy resources in Canada’s North, shear wave reflection seismology, environmental risks associated with the exploitation of non-conventional energy resources and seismic imaging in the Beaufort Sea.

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