Melting Ice for Safety (MIS) is an initiative led by Students on Ice alumnus Pauli Illuitok to record a time-lapse video of the breaking up of ice around Kugaaruk during the spring and early summer.
Supported by Canadian Ranger Sergeant David Illuitok and with generous funding from Polar Knowledge Canada’s POLAR Inspiration Grant Program, this project will provide better insight into the speed and patterns of sea ice breakup during the spring months.
The video time lapse will be shared with the Canadian Rangers for planning alternative routes on the ice, enhancing the safety of community members who go camping and hunting in the spring.
The time-lapse video will be recorded from May 4-6, 2016 and August 8-10, 2016. Below are some of Pauli’s preliminary results.