RESEARCH VESSEL UKPIK

About Us

Serving the Arctic's Beaufort and Chukchi Seas

GETTING YOUR MISSION ACCOMPLISHED WITH HIGH SPEED, LONG-RANGE CAPABILITY AND SHALLOW-DRAFT PERFORMANCE

WHERE WE WORK

In a constantly changing Arctic environment, there's only one operation with over 35 years behind them. 


From Point Lay, Alaska to Amundsen Gulf and the Northwest Territories,  we have the knowledge and experience to get you where you need to go. 


Areas Include:

  • Wainwright Inlet
  • Peard Bay
  • Elson Lagoon
  • Admiralty Bay/Meade River
  • Smith Bay
  • Harrison Bay/Colville Delta
  • Greater Prudhoe Bay Area
  • Kaktovik
  • Mackenzie Delta & Tuktoyaktuk 
  • Off-shore to 50+ nautical miles.


WHAT WE SUPPORT

  • Oceanographic studies using: CTD, ADCP, towed instruments (ACROBAT). Deployment and recovery of instrument moorings, buoys, and Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUV)


  • Environmental studies using nets including: trawls, ring nets, and beach seines; bottom grabs, SCUBA diving, deployment of aerostats and weather balloons. Drop and vibracore sampling


  • Geophysical and seismic surveys using side-scan sonar, multi-beam sonar, CHIRP. Sub-bottom profiling, shallow hazard surveys


  • Vessel support for remote on-shore sites and film production


  • Support for oil and gas exploration, development, and production