Andrea Scott, University of Waterloo
Cycle II, Bridging the Gap/KTEE
Changes of sea ice conditions and the world’s hunger for natural resources are leading to increased shipping and offshore activities in the Arctic. However, these activities are affected by sea ice, which can be hazardous due to its presence alone, or due to ice drift, ridging, and pressure. The team will develop improved observations and forecasting capabilities of sea ice type, thickness, ridging, drift, and pressure in the Beaufort Sea by means of airborne surveying, satellite remote sensing, and sea ice forecasting.