Indigenous led M&E Projects: SmartICE

SmartICE: Community-based sea-ice Monitoring Program

SmartICE is the “World’s first climate change adaptation tool to integrate traditional knowledge of sea ice with¬†advanced data acquisition and remote monitoring technology.” (
SmartICE supports communities’ ice information needs for safer sea ice travel and community economic
development. Each community serviced by SmartICE has a Community Management Committee made up of Elders, youth, and representatives from community organizations.
“These Committees document Inuit Quajimajatuqangit that has been passed down through generations and teach young hunters and ice users how to plan, prepare, identify, and test the sea ice for safety while traveling. By sharing their accumulated sea ice knowledge, the communities are enabling younger generations to adapt to unpredictable sea ice conditions caused by changing climate.”
The SmartICE website provides more about the SmartICE program!


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