BaySys Field Reports

BaySys is a multi-year collaboration among industry partner Manitoba Hydro (Hydro Québec and Ouranos) and the Universities of Manitoba, Northern British Columbia, Québec à Rimouski, Alberta, Calgary, Laval, Sherbrooke, and Trent to conduct research on Hudson Bay. The overarching goal of the project is to understand the role of freshwater in Hudson Bay marine and coastal systems, and in particular, to create a scientific basis to distinguish climate change effects from those of hydroelectric regulation of freshwater on physical, biological and biogeochemical conditions in Hudson Bay. This project is addressing the main objective from a “systems” perspective, with sub-objectives to examine the climate, marine, and freshwater systems, and to study the cycling of carbon and contaminants. As such, five research teams have been organized to investigate five inter-connected subsystems, with continuous consultation, integration and feedback from Manitoba Hydro and other project participants: (Team 1) Marine and Climate Systems, (Team 2) Freshwater System (not involved in field work), (Team 3) Marine Ecosystem, (Team 4) Carbon Cycling and (Team 5) Contaminants.

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Abstract This page includes a compilation of both cruise and field reports from 2016-2018 in pdf format. To cite, please use citation information in the report metadata.
Cite Project Barber, David; Sydor, Kevin, 2015, "BaySys Project",, Canadian Watershed Information Network (CanWIN), V1
Research Program Name BaySys
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Project Keywords

Keywords BaySys,Hudson Bay,Amundsen
Keyword Vocabulary Polar Data Catalogue
Keyword Vocabulary URL
Project Status Active
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Project License

License Name Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
License URL
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License Scheme Name SPDX

Principal Investigators

Name Barber, David
Type of Name Personal
Email David.Barberfoo(at)
ORCID ID 0000-0001-9466-3291
Name Identifier Scheme URI
Name Identifier Scheme ORCID


Name Sydor, Kevin
Role Project Manager
Affiliation (e.g Environment Canada)
Name Identifier Scheme URI
Name Identifier Scheme ORCID

Data Curator

Name Landry, David
Type DataCurator
Data Curator Email David.Landryfoo(at)
Affiliation (e.g Environment Canada) Centre for Earth Observation Science

Funding References

Project Start 2016-10-01
Project End 2018-07-05
Project Metadata Creation Date
Publisher Canadian Watershed Information Network (CanWIN), University of Manitoba
Resource Sub-Type Online resource
Resource Category Collection
Spatial Extent (GeoJSON)