Improving the Safety of Northern Marine Transportation

How can we make Northern marine transportation safer by better understanding and predicting sea ice conditions including hazards?

As the Arctic experiences environmental change and increasing marine activity, the demand for timely and accurate sea ice information is also growing. Dr. Scharien and his team will collaborate with government and industry partners to improve the observation and prediction of summer sea ice conditions using the leading-edge capabilities of satellite synthetic aperture radar (SAR) data. This data will foster the development of tools to support safe navigation, allowing stakeholders to make informed and timely decisions when operating in ice-prone waters during all seasons.

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