data at your fingertips
Our cloud-based system PROVIDES up-to-date AND customizaBLE MAPS TO suit community and industry specific needs
The system features:
- Up-to-date Go, Slow, No-Go colour-coded travel zones. Designations are based on numerous data points, on-the-ground reports, and traditional knowledge.
- Ice thickness measurements along specific travel routes. Users can also view changes in ice thickness over time.
- Daily satellite imagery of ground cover and ability to overlay coastline.
- Geographical and community-based interest markers. These may include landscape or ice features representing potential hazards, presence of cracks in the ice, location of seal holes, and base camp locations.
- Standard map features including a variety of zoom levels and views (satellite, road, terrain).
SmartICE technology includes a stationary sensor (SmartBUOY), which provides reliable near-real-time sea-ice thickness measurements and delivers this information by satellite. This system is complimented by the mobile sensor (SmartQAMUTIK), a sled-based technology hauled by snowmobile to measure sea-ice thickness along travel routes.
SmartICE’s Community Researchers provide the information gathered by the stationary and mobile sensors to groups in the pilot areas of Nain and Pond Inlet (Nunavut) who use it to select the safest sea-ice travel routes.