Improved observation and prediction of sea ice hazards to assist decision-making in safe and efficient Arctic shipping and offshore operations

By January 17, 2021January 20th, 2021No Comments
Institution: University of Waterloo
Theme: Environmental change
Area of Vulnerability: Marine ecosystems/living resources, Marine industries

Principal investigator

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.