SmartICE is an award-winning project that integrates on-ice technology, remote sensing and Inuit knowledge to generate near real-time information of ice conditions for Arctic communities. It was named the Arctic Inspiration Prize winner in 2016 and a United Nations Momentum for Climate Change Solutions winner in 2017.

"The work of Dr. Bell and the team both showcases the innovative cutting edge research that Memorial University is known for internationally, while supporting knowledge generation and Indigenous community-led research in the North," said President Gary Kachanoski. "I offer my congratulations to each of them and thank them for their commitment to research that is having such a positive impact."

As a result of climate change, sea-ice travel across the North has become increasingly unpredictable.

"This award for SmartICE is really special,” said Dr. Bell. "It recognizes not only our technological innovation in climate change adaptation, but also our social innovation in training and employing Inuit youth in technology production and operation."

Learn more about SmartICE from the original news story at Memorial website.