C-CORE contributes to Sea-ice Monitoring and Real-Time information for Coastal Environments
SmartICE (Sea-ice Monitoring and Real-Time information for Coastal Environments) is a climate change adaptation tool and social enterprise project developed in consultation with northern peoples and communities, and now being piloted in Nain, Nunatsiavut and Pond Inlet, Nunavut. Partners include ArcticNet, the Nunatsiavut Government, Memorial University, C-CORE, Ikaarvik: Barriers to Bridges, and the Canadian Ice Service. In December 2016, SmartICE was honoured with the Arctic Inspiration Prize,which recognizes research and projects that translate knowledge into action for the benefit of the people of the Canadian Arctic.
C-CORE developing innovative Earth observation solutions for disaster management in Canada
With funding support from the Canadian Space Agency’s Earth Observation Application Development Program (EOADP), C-CORE is developing tools to improve decision-making for disaster management and emergency response in areas where rivers freeze and ice jams form.
Strategic Partnership for Remote Sensing Innovation
C-CORE collaborates with Boeing Phantom Works to develop new satellite ground stations
C-CORE will design and build satellite ground stations for downlinking data from multiple missions (conventional Earth observation (EO) satellites, nanosats, cubesats and other small satellites). The ground stations will be designed for arctic deployment, and the first two will be deployed in Inuvik, Northwest Territories and St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador.
Developing "next-generation” technologies for space
C-CORE to help Canadian Space Agency improve Canada’s satellite-based maritime surveillance capability
St. John’s-based research and development corporation C‑CORE has been contracted by the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) to adapt its proprietary radar technology for space. The CSA is availing of C‑CORE’s expertise to help develop a critical part of the next generation of RADARSAT satellites, greatly improving their imaging capability.
Creating an early warning system for offshore facilities and vessels facing encroaching ice and extreme ice features
Supported in part by ACOA’s Atlantic Innovation Fund, C-CORE is leading a five-phase project to develop an Airborne Ice thickness Measurement System (AIMS). Working in collaboration with Provincial Aerospace Ltd., Rutter Inc. and DeltaRadar Ltd., C‑CORE is developing and will commercialize the novel system, which gathers and integrates radar data to provide ice thickness maps over large areas in real time.
Building Arctic Capacity for Arctic Oil Spill Monitoring and Response
St. John’s, Newfoundland (6 October 2016) – A C-CORE-led project selected under an initiative by Irving Shipbuilding Inc. and the Nunavut Research Institute aims to involve residents of Canada’s Arctic communities in applied research and development to enhance marine safety and improve response to marine incidents. The Enhanced Capacity for Oil Spill Situational Awareness and Response in Nunavut project will build local capacity for satellite-based oil spill monitoring and in-field spill response. Wherever possible, Inuit traditional knowledge will be integrated into the methodology.