About Us

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Polar View is a global organization providing leading-edge satellite-based information and data services in the polar regions and the cryosphere. Our services support safe and cost-marine operations, improved resource management, sustainable economic growth and risk protection across sectors and around the world. Using satellite earth observation data, in combination with sophisticated models and automatic tools, the satellite images are converted into products that graphically illustrate the characteristics of the ice and snow on any given day.

Our services include enhanced sea ice information (charts and forecasts) as well as ice-edge and iceberg monitoring data. We also provide monitoring services for lake and river ice, snow cover maps and glacier monitoring and assessment.

Polar View services are accurate and timely, delivered in real time, with higher resolution and improved spatial and temporal coverage in comparison to what is available from other providers. Our services are unique in that they can be customized to meet user’s needs and combined with other value added data to offer both cost savings and a competitive advantage.

We help provide safe and efficient transportation routes for merchant vessels travelling in ice infested waters, guide fishing and hunting expeditions for northern residents along the ice edge and improve flood protection and water resource management. Let us know how we can meet your information needs – our services support better decision-making, improved planning, and reduced risk – giving you a competitive advantage while operating in the rapidly evolving and challenging Polar Regions.

Our History

For the first decade of our operation, Polar View was a project supported by the European Space Agency (ESA) and the European Commission, with participation from the Canadian Space Agency, under the Global Monitoring for Environment and Security (GMES) programme. In order to carry forward the significant momentum and success generated by Polar View activities and facilitate the continued collaboration of its members within a formalized network, Polar View was formally incorporated under the name Polar View Earth Observation Ltd. in the UK as of October 28, 2011.

Polar View is focused enthusiastically on the future and believes the coming years will be a time when our team will make a vital contribution to sustainable economic development, environmental security and the safety of operations in the polar regions.

Our Team

The Polar View team is comprised of a dynamic group of service providers, government agencies, research institutes, system developers and universities from over 9 countries across Europe and Canada. Each organization brings diverse and complementary skills and world-renowned expertise in polar earth observation technologies, applications and research. Our team is committed to delivering leading-edge data and information services for addressing polar issues that meet the on-going needs of our user sectors, including marine transportation, oil and gas, emergency management and fishing, to name a few.


Angewandte Wissenschaft Software und TechnologieAngewandte Wissenschaft Software und Technologie British Antarctic SurveyBritish Antarctic Survey C-COREC-CORE
Danish Meteorological InstituteDanish Meteorological Institute Danish Technical UniversityDanish Technical University eOsphereeOsphere
Finnish Meteorological InstituteFinnish Meteorological Institute GRID-Arendal (UNEP)GRID-Arendal (UNEP) Hickling Arthurs Low CorporationHickling Arthurs Low Corporation
Hatfield Consultants Ltd.Hatfield Consultants Ltd. Kongsberg Satellite ServicesKongsberg Satellite Services Norwegian Meteorological InstituteNorwegian Meteorological Institute
Science [&] Technology CorporationScience [&] Technology Corporation (S[&]T) Stockholm University - Department of Physical GeographyStockholm University – Department of Physical Geography Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological  InstituteSwedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute
Technical Research Centre of FinlandTechnical Research Centre of Finland uBremen - Institute of Environmental PhysicsUniversity of Bremen – Institute of Environmental Physics VistaVista