C-CORE's Floe Edge Monitoring Service provides near real-time sea ice imagery and information to Canadian arctic communities using an online delivery system. The purpose of the service is for safe navigation both on and off the ice. The service allows users to access remotely sensed data in the form of optical and RADAR satellite imagery in a timely manner.
The products include current and historical floe edge location information as well as potential danger warning signs. Identifying locations of interest on the ice edge and selecting the shortest route around ice ridges and open water helps minimize travel time, fuel costs and equipment wear, as well as helps maximize the safety of travel on the ice, particularly as climate change is rendering traditional knowledge of the icescape less reliable.
Imagery is provided by the European Space Agency, Radarsat International, NASA, and the Canadian Space Agency. The Image Maps are produced by C-CORE.