Canada Breaks the Ice with Sentinel-1 Data

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Published on 11 January 2016

How can access to Sentinel data increase Canada’s ability to offer improved information on sea ice?

Source: ESA Observing the Earth

Radar satellite data like those from Sentinel-1 can provide day and night information, and through clouds, of entire coastal areas even during harsh weather. This is especially important during the winter months, when conditions can be very unfavourable at northern latitudes.

Sentinel will allow the Canadian Ice Service of Environment Canada to offer better information on sea ice, helping mariners to avoid it or to find the safest route.

Sentinel-1 is dedicated to providing information for a range of practical applications for Europe’s Copernicus environmental programme.

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