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Feedback from our users offers us on-going input into the relevance and continuing importance of our products and services. We also value client feedback as it allows us to continuously improve and modify our products and services to best meet their needs. See what our clients have to say...
Polar View is currently delivering its services to a diverse group of over 60 international users. Our clients, to name a few, include:
International Ice Patrol
For a full list of our end users, please visit the Our Team Section of our website.
Although earth observation technologies have been previously used to forecast and monitor the earth's weather, ice and snow conditions, this is the first time these services have been offered in such a comprehensive and integrated manner by an international networks of the world's leading cryospheric remote sensing experts. Polar View services offer expanded geographical coverage, more timely information and enhanced products (more accurate and frequent forecast, higher resolution maps, improved spatial and temporal coverage, extended datasets etc.) over what is currently available. As well, our services are unique in that they can be customized to meet users' needs and combined with other value added data.
Testimonials from our users highlight the value of our services in supporting improved decision-making, planning and adaptation to climate change in the Polar Regions.
"The reality is that access to the [Polar View] products have been a critical consideration in our recent decision to increase the frequency of our charts to weekly for the full Antarctic region. We will depend ever more on these products to maintain a reasonable basin-scale production of the charts in that region. Thanks for your continued support."
"The [Polar View] service is first class. Being real-time visual imagery, we found it extremely useful in both day to day operations and longer term planning."
"The [Polar View] ice charts are very precise and reliable; when planning the cruises, the ice charts are a must. Trying to understand wildlife in the Arctic would be impossible without them."
"The [Polar View] imagery has been absolutely invaluable and allowed us to get right into Mawson and back out again last night. Some heavy ice getting in and out but we weaved around it and set a course plotted using the Polar View pics and browser. Couldn't have done it without the imagery and browse so thanks very much."
"Polar View ice information is very important to us. Users can come into the Parks Canada office to check for multi year and thin ice. There have been a couple of accidents in the last couple of year and one person died. They (Polar View maps) are easy to interpret and are very useful".
"This year's study was very successful in accurately representing actual ice conditions on the Porcupine River. This product will contribute significantly to enhancing Yukon's flood monitoring program and may replace the need for the use of aircraft."
"This service gives a huge step forward in forecasting spring floods, as well from flood protection and from a power production point of view. Satellite data gives a quick and comprehensive view of snow melting on the whole basin. The knowledge helps us decide which areas will probably produce much inflow in the future and which are drying up. As well, computer models produce more accurate results by using this data."
"Easiest way to find the best possible route for merchant vessels in ice; thus saving time and fuel cots. Most useful data for our purposes. Use of Polar View data onboard icebreakers has sped up ice navigation and increased security. Reliability and quality of routine ice charts by FIMR has also increased by use of more SAR data. Satellite data has replaced ice reconnaissance flights by icebreaker -based helicopters. Earlier at least two helicopters we use onboard icebreaker - today none."
"SAR Satellites represent the future of iceberg detection, as a complementary data source, satellites provide ice distribution and location information between reconnaissance flights while helping to direct upcoming reconnaissance missions. The potential of these services will continue to increase tremendously."