Our Users Tell Their Stories

Earth Observation technologies can be used in many places and under a variety of circumstances. We value client feedback as it allows us to continuously improve our products and services to best meet their needs.

Ulf Gullne from the Swedish Maritime Administration uses our sea ice monitoring services to ensure the safe navigation of marine transportation.

Jimmy Qaapik from Grise Fjord, Canada uses our ice edge monitoring service to effectively guide hunting and fishing routes.

Ali Khan from the Water Resource Division, Newfoundland, Canada uses our river ice monitoring service to improve the quality of forecasting for flood protection.
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 browser, so thanks very much.
Marine OperatorUser of Antarctic Sea Ice Information Service

Who Uses Polar View Services

Polar View is currently delivering its services to a diverse group of over 60 international users. Our clients include:

  • International Ice Patrol
  • Danish Navy
  • European Environment Agency
  • Parks Canada
  • Swedish Coast Guard
  • Finstaship
  • Volvo Ocean Race
  • Yukon Department of Environment
  • Finnish Maritime Administration
  • Norwegian Water and Energy Directorate


Benefits of Polar View Services

Relying predominantly on satellite radar and optical imagery, Polar View’s monitoring and analysis services offer remarkable benefits to both business and society in three main areas: sustainable economic development, safety and environmental stewardship.


Sustainable Economic Development

The Arctic is experiencing an explosion of economic activity. In light of this, Polar View aims to balance commercial interests while protecting the fragile ecosystems of the Polar Regions and the values and traditions of indigenous communities in the Arctic by:

  • Providing information to optimize transportation routes
  • Providing key information to resource extraction operations
  • Involving indigenous communities


Security & Risk Mitigation

The harsh environments found in the Polar Regions often make maritime navigation challenging. Polar View’s services mitigate the risk of accidents in these environments by providing easy-to-access information that:

  • Allows vessels to chart safe routes around sea ice and icebergs
  • Guides fishing and hunting expeditions for Northern residents
  • Helps protect offshore drilling operations
  • Improves the efficacy of flood warning services

Ursus maritimus

Environmental Stewardship

The Polar Regions are home to some of the most unique ecosystems on Earth. These ecosystems are coming under increasing pressure from a rapidly changing climate, greater resource extraction and increased ship traffic. Polar View services address environmental concerns by:

  • Monitoring polar freshwater cycles
  • Providing information that helps to understand and manage animal populations and habitats
  • Increasing awareness of the impacts of climate change as well as adaptation and mitigation strategies