The northern sea ice is a highway for people to move supplies and hunt for food, but climate change has made it less predictable and has increased travel risks. SmartICE, a community-based social enterprise and past winner of the Arctic Inspiration Prize, offers climate change adaptation tools and services, integrating traditional knowledge of sea ice with modern ice monitoring technology. It supports Indigenous culture, intergenerational teaching, and community building while producing community maps to make travel safe. SmartICE now operates in 24 communities in Inuit Nunangat and has operation centers in Nain, Pond Inlet and Gjoa Haven. It plans to expand into 30 communities. During the 2019-2020 ice season, 46 operators were trained, 33 youth employed, and over 5,600 employment hours earned.

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