Safer shipping through summer sea ice: new synthetic aperture radar (SAR) based tools for monitoring and predicting sea ice conditions

By January 10, 2021January 20th, 2021No Comments
Institution: University of Victoria
Theme: Environmental change
Area of Vulnerability: Coastal communities, Marine industries

Principal investigator

Randy Scharien, University of Victoria


Cycle II, Irving Shipbuilding Inc. Projects

The melting state and movement of sea ice is hard to predict, meaning users of the ice are at risk of hazards such as slush zones and disintegration of the ice edge, and users of the sea in ice-prone waters are at risk of being trapped by moving ice. This project has brought together Canadian experts in sea ice, remote sensing, and partners involved in operational ice charting and predictions, to address the need for better sea ice observations and predictions by resolving melt induced uncertainties.