The Best of Both Worlds: Connecting Remote Sensing and Arctic Communities for Safe Sea Ice Travel.
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Segal, Rebecca A.
Scharien, Randall K.
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Northern communities are increasingly interested in technology that provides information about the sea ice environment for travel purposes. Synthetic aperture radar (SAR) remote sensing is widely used to observe sea ice independently of sunlight and cloud cover, however, access to SAR in northern communities has been limited. This study 1) defines the sea ice features that influence travel for two communities in the Western Canadian Arctic, 2) identifies the utility of SAR for enhancing mobility and safety while traversing environments with these features, and 3) describes methods for sharing SAR-based maps. Three field seasons (spring and fall 2017 and spring 2018) were used to engage residents in locally guided research, where applied outputs were evaluated by community members. We found that SAR image data inform and improve sea ice safety, trafficability, and education. Information from technology is desired to complement Inuit knowledge-based understanding of sea ice features, inc.....
Essential Ocean Variables (EOV)Sea ice
Spatial CoverageWestern Canadian Arctic
CitationSegal, R.A., Scharien, R.K., Duerden, F. and Tam, C-L. (2020) The Best of Both Worlds: Connecting Remote Sensing and Arctic Communities for Safe Sea Ice Travel. Arctic, 73, pp.461-484. DOI: https://doi.org/10.14430/arctic71896
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