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Canada’s highest honour: Governor General lauds SmartICE for integrating technology and Inuit knowledge – MUN

by ahnationtalk on May 16, 201980 Views

May 13, 2019

Dr. Trevor Bell and the SmartICE team have been recognized with a Governor General’s Innovation Award for their groundbreaking work on climate change adaptation.

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.
Indigenous-led research

“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.”

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