The Canada-France Ground Freezing Project is an international project launched in 1981 and which comprised of six frost-heave test cycles on a buried chilled pipeline. Among others important findings, it highlighted the significant challenges of constructing and operating a gas pipeline in a permafrost-affected terrain.
Six databases containing raw data sets for each of the ground freezing experiments and an accompanying resource library consisting of a fourteen-volume set of reports have been produced.
Universities, libraries, research institutes, corporations, governments, and regulatory bodies that are stakeholders in the development and operation of northern gas pipelines can acquire these databases by contacting:
Dr. Les White
Permafrost Environmental Consulting
Phone: 613-746-4422
A portion of the sales from these databases will be used to fund an endowment for a northern research scholarship at Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada.