2021 Award Winner: Trevor Bell and the SmartICE project

Smartice Cover Photo  PHOTO: Michael Schmidt

SmartICE is an Arctic sea ice monitoring project based in Nain, Nunatsiavut, Canada. It is the worldʼs first climate change adaptation tool to integrate traditional knowledge of sea ice with advanced data acquisition and remote monitoring technology.

SmartICE contributes to more informed decisions for safer sea ice travel and supports community economic development such as outfitting and fisheries. By augmenting local knowledge and supporting traditional sea ice use, SmartICE also promotes Inuit culture, intergenerational learning, and community wellbeing. Their 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 about SmartICE on their webpages