We are the worldʼs first suite of climate change adaptation tools to integrate traditional knowledge of ice with advanced data acquisition, remote monitoring technology and mapping. Our system combines these approaches to provide invaluable, data-driven insights into sea ice thickness and local ice conditions, in near real-time. We embrace a business model that aims to expand opportunities for economic and social development in northern markets while preserving local cultures and lifestyles.
Our social enterprise business model is consistent with Inuit societal values, and commits to maximizing social impact and creating positive community change while collaboratively delivering ice information services with communities, for communities.Learn More
We hire local youth to operate our technologies in their communities, and as a learning organization we hire post-secondary interns every semester from across the country. In Nain, Nunatsiavut, youth gain employability skills while assembling our SmartBUOYs through our Employment Readiness and Technology Development Program.Learn More
SmartQAMUTIKs gather ice thickness information along the most frequently travelled routes within a SmartICE serviced community. Routes are determined by Community Management Committees.Learn More
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Local community members are hired and trained to operate our technologies in over 30 communities across Inuit Nunangat and the Northwest Territories.Learn More
SmartICE offers a variety of employment positions throughout Canada from coast to coast to coast.
By augmenting Inuit knowledge and supporting traditional sea-ice use, SmartICE is also helping strengthen Inuit culture and supporting intergenerational teaching and community building.
Our technology is made by and for Inuit. Local community members across Canadaʼs North, especially youth, are hired and trained to assemble, operate, and maintain our technologies.Learn More
We are incredibly grateful for the contributions from our many community, academic, government, and industry partners. Together, we are creating world-class climate change adaptation tools and social impacts.
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