Ice monitoring

Author: Raglan Mine | Date: 05/02/2021

We have launched a new ice monitoring project as part of ongoing efforts at Raglan Mine to improve environmental practices and remain a pioneer in sustainable development. 

Climate change has created more dangerous sea ice conditions, so we are working together with local communities and governments to make ice expeditions safer. Climate change complicates ice thickness measurements, with potentially perilous results. We also hope this project will prove beneficial for our Inuit partners.

Cameras have been installed in seven Nunavik communities by the Kativik Regional Government (KRG), Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS) and Ministère des Transports, Mobilité durable et Électrification des transports du Québec (MTMDET). Every hour, these cameras send images to via satellite so it can be determined whether it's safe to travel on the ice. Ice thickness is measured twice a year at Deception Bay, Kangiqsujuaq, and Salluit.

Local communities, industry representatives and researchers all utilize this website. It is designed to provide continually updated information that's easy to interpret and use. You can see images from these cameras here: Cameras at Marine Infrastructure in Nunavik (CAIMAN).

Explore this project: watch these videos in French and English. 

*Please note that this video (long version) is only available in English.


Long Version

Photo of a satellite camera.