The Story of Offshore Arctic Engineering (Short Review)

Please see below for Peter Noble’s assessment of Dan Masterson’s The Story of Offshore Arctic Engineeringa book that uniquely relates the human history and the technical innovations developed in this harsh environment through research, testing, and applying many existing engineering principles to ice structure analysis.


“Masterson, a pioneer in Offshore Arctic Engineering, has written a book that should be read by all interested in this field of endeavor. The Story of Offshore Arctic Engineering is written in a narrative style and is part professional biography and part technical reference book.

 I have know Dan and his work for over 3 decades, although our technical disciplines are different, he a civil/structural engineer and I am a naval architect and ocean engineer, we came together under the Arctic offshore engineering umbrella with a small cadre of colleagues who were able to enjoy the excitement and challenges of working on projects at both geographical and technical frontiers.  Dan’s book brought back great memories of these times.”


Dan Masterson received a Doctoral Degree in Civil Engineering from Queen’s University, Canada, in 1972, which led to work with the Foundation Company of Canada on breakthrough structural engineering analysis of ice strength. He has combined his engineering background and practical farming approach in his work on ice construction tests and design methods. He is also the author of over a hundred research papers on Arctic testing, theory and practical applications. His book is available for purchase on our website at this link.

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