SmartICE Sea Ice Monitoring & Information

Sea ice is vital to life in the North as it connects communities and serves as a highway and hunting platform. But with sea ice becoming less predictable, ice travel risk has increased for northern communities. SmartICE is a community-based Work Integrated Social Enterprise (WISE) offering climate change adaptation tools and services that integrate Inuit knowledge of sea ice with monitoring technology. Our information contributes to more informed decisions for safer sea ice travel and supports community economic development such as outfitting and fisheries. By augmenting local knowledge and supporting traditional sea-ice use, SmartICE also promotes Inuit culture, intergenerational learning, and community wellbeing.