The 2010 mission is the second of two explorations of the offshore portions of the Gulf of Maine Discovery Corridor, jointly funded by the Canadian Healthy Oceans Network (CHONe), National Science Research Council (NSERC), and Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO). Specifically, the scientific programs are undertaken by researchers and students from Dalhousie University, Memorial University, Université Laval, and University of Victoria, in collaboration with DFO researchers from DFO's Maritimes Region (Bedford Institute of Oceanography and St. Andrews Biological Station). The general objective is to increase our knowledge of the Discovery Corridor and it's species from shallow to relatively unstudied deeper depths.
The exploration will be conducted using the Canadian Coast Guard Ship (CCGS) Hudson, Canada's oldest operational research vessel. For those interested, please follow the links provided for more information on the CCGS Hudson's current position and weather in the area (Environment Canada Marine Forecast & NOAA's National Weather Service Marine Forecast).