Atlantic Zone Science Vessels

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Blank forms are also available as Microsoft Word (DOC) or Excel (XLS) files.

Atlantic Zone Science Platform Committee

DFO science vessels in the Atlantic Zone are operated by the Canadian Coast Guard. Time allocations and shipboard science related operations are managed by the Atlantic Zone Science Platform Committee which reports to the Atlantic Zone Science Directors Committee.

Atlantic Zone Science Platform Committee Mandate and Membership

Atlantic Zone Cruise Numbering System:

 DOC |  PDF

Requests for Ship Time

DFO operates a fleet of vessels in the Atlantic Zone (Quebec, Maritimes, Gulf and Newfoundland regions) whose primary role is scientific research. Requests for time allocations on these ships are normally only accepted from DFO and NRCan oceanographic scientists and members of the university research community who have appropriate funding approval from NSERC or some other agency. The requests are usually submitted in the autumn of the year preceding the requirement. A description of the vessels is available at http://www.ccg-gcc.gc.ca/eng/CCG/Careers_Overview

Ship Time Request Application Form

Gulf Region

Vessel Schedules

During the winter preceding the upcoming field season, DFO zonal science management, in consultation with regional Canadian Coast Guard Operations Directorate, allocates time and schedules the vessels according to program priorities.

Contact Amélie Rondeau for most recent schedule.

Quebec Region

Vessel Schedules

During the winter preceding the upcoming field season, DFO zonal science management, in consultation with regional Canadian Coast Guard Operations Directorate, allocates time and schedules the vessels according to program priorities.

Contact Claude Brassard for most recent schedule.

Maritimes Region

Vessel Schedules

During the winter preceding the upcoming field season, DFO zonal science management, in consultation with regional Canadian Coast Guard Operations Directorate, allocates time and schedules the vessels according to program priorities.

Contact Jay Barthelotte for most recent schedule.

Voyage Plan, Accommodation Plans and Mission Summaries

Four weeks before the departure date, the Senior Scientist must submit a "Voyage Plan Form B" and a vessel accommodation plan to Regional Operations Contact Atlantic.

Voyage Plan (Form B):  PDF |  DOC

CCGS Alfred Needler:  PDF |  Excel

CCGS Hudson:  PDF |  Excel

CCGS Matthew:  PDF |  Excel

Immediately upon completion of the cruise, the Senior Scientist must submit to D. Morse, CCG Operations, Maritimes Region the following forms:

Scientific Mission Summary (Form C1):  PDF |  DOC

Vessel Operation Report (Form C2):  PDF |  DOC

Winch and Auxiliary Equipment Report (Form C3):  PDF |  DOC

Shipboard Safety Guidelines

On a cruise by cruise basis, Science personnel in consultation with the vessel concerned shall endeavor to have the equipment to be used in the process certified according to guidelines agreed upon by CCG and the Science Sector. Particular attention shall be given to equipment that is to be engaged in potential high-risk functions such as heavy lift and towing operations.

Guidelines for the Certification of Scientific Equipment on Board Coast Guard Vessels:  PDF |  DOC

Manual for Senior Scientists

This manual is intended to provide a framework for planning, implementing and reporting on scientific and hydrographic voyages carried out on ships operated by the Maritimes Region of the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO).

Manual for Senior Scientists:  PDF

Bridge Log

Cover Page:  PDF  |   Left Page:  PDF  |   Right Page:  PDF file

Newfoundland Region

Vessel Schedules

During the winter preceding the upcoming field season, DFO zonal science management, in consultation with regional Canadian Coast Guard Operations Directorate, allocates time and schedules the vessels according to program priorities.

Contact George Sheppard for most recent schedule.