CanICE - A Sea Ice Information Database and Web-based Portal

This project will create a publicly-accessible database with geographic and time-related reference points of sea ice features, including coverage, concentration, type, characteristics, and extreme ice hazards. The database will contain detailed information important to offshore activities and environmental assessments in the Beaufort Sea region. Access to the database will be through the Polar Data Catalogue (PDC). The database will be produced in a standard format to allow for integration with various information sources. New tools will be available for users to easily find information and to study a variety of sea ice properties, including changes over time, differences between locations, and the impacts of climate. The database will be created through the development of a quality-controlled, interoperable geo-database including appropriate data management strategies and database models of sea ice indices. It will enable online, web-based open access to historical and current sea ice information via the PDC, and it will maximize data usability through powerful state-of-the-art tools for knowledge discovery, statistical and climatological analyses and information visualization.

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Creator Ellsworth LeDrew;Stephane Charlebois;Darlene Langois;Lina Assad;Leah Braithwaite;Eveline Bernier;Julie Friddell;Ziqiang Ou;Songnian Li;Yvan Bédard
Publisher Canadian Cryospheric Information Network
Contributor Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada
Publication Year 2014
Rights Public
Language English
Discipline Environmental Research
Spatial Coverage (61N-80N,164W-86W)
Temporal Coverage Begin 1949-01-01T11:59:59Z
Temporal Coverage End 9999-12-31T11:59:59Z