Fugro Jacques GeoSurveys Inc., with its head office in St. John's, Newfoundland, has been awarded a C$7 million contract for the acquisition of marine 2D multichannel seismic and bathymetric data in the Labrador Sea, offshore Eastern Canada, in support of Canada's programme to define the outer limits of its extended continental shelf under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS).
The work is being contracted by the Canadian Government for the Canadian UNCLOS Project Partners lead by the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, with the mapping component jointly managed by Natural Resources Canada and Fisheries and Oceans Canada. Survey work presently planned extends over the Labrador Sea, within water depths ranging from 2,500 to 4,000 metres. Approximately 4,500 line kilometers of seismic and bathymetric data will be collected during the summer of 2009.
The data set will be used to substantiate Canada's submission to the United Nations Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf (CLCS).