An Active Cooling project
to Preserve & Restore
Arctic sea ice.
Preserving Arctic sea ice is a critical component in the fight against climate change.
If sea ice melt is left unaddressed we risk a BLUE OCEAN EVENT in which Arctic sea ice disappears entirely. This is a tipping point with catastrophic global consequences.
Like bolstering our forests by planting trees, replacing sea ice is a critical piece of restoring our natural world.
''We're trying to seed an ice growing industry'' - Simon Woods (Exec. Chairperson of Real Ice)
EXAMPLE OF A FRACTURE IN THE ICE, ALLOWING SEA WATER TO ENTER ON TOP AND FREEZE OVER.
NOME, ALASKA, APPROX. (64.499185, -165.439239).
Through our work we aim to protect global and local communities from the drastic effects of a warming Arctic, and additionally help preserve the natural biodiversity of a critical ecosystem.
We recognize it will take many groups working on multiple strategies to completely reverse the catastrophic melt. Our role is to design and test restorative systems that are scalable, sustainable, and adaptable in close collaboration with local Arctic communities.
REAL ICE MISSION
CANADIAN HIGH ARCTIC RESEARCH STATION (CHARS) MAIN BUIDLING (69.120567, -105.041524). DEMONSTRATING HYDROGEN GENERATION USING DISTILLED WATER TO STUDENTS AND TEACHERS OF KIILINIK HIGH SCHOOL.
ANDREA CECCOLINI AND ANDREW WOODS WITH A CURIOUS CANINE CHECKING IN BEFORE WE SET UP THE PUMP DURING SUNRISE ON THE COAST OF NOME, ALASKA.
An approach based on restorative principles.
Real Ice's AquaFreezing approach is based on scientific research, and is designed to enhance the natural sea ice generation process (the freezing of sea water into sea ice) relying on zero-emission renewable energy and simple water pumping devices.
By thickening up the sea ice during the winter months, and insulating it with a snow layer at the end of winter. We will allow the sea ice to survive the summer months.
Our long term solution uses renewable existing technology, including water pumps, hydrogen fuel cells and autonomous underwater vehicles. Our objective is to build nimble, simple to control devices, which are designed to avoid unintended consequences.
A passionate team of professionals.
We are an experienced team working collaboratively to address large-scale ecosystem restoration in the Arctic.
We each believe that restoring Arctic sea ice is a critical piece of climate change, alongside the need to remove excess greenhouse gases, move away from the use of fossil fuels, and other key initiatives. We've found our place in doing our part for the planet, and invite you to join us.
MEMBERS OF THE REAL ICE TEAM
An expert team of advisors.
Real Ice is proud to be guided by an interdisciplinary group of advisors whose expertise aligns seamlessly with our mission to advance research in Arctic sea ice thickening.
Their collective knowledge spans diverse fields, including climate science, oceanography, and impact analysis. With their invaluable guidance, we are well-positioned to push the boundaries of scientific understanding and develop innovative solutions for Arctic sea ice restoration.
ADVISORS TO THE REAL ICE TEAM
Here's how you can become a part of a direct action solution in the fight against climate change:
your time and expertise to Real Ice or a partner organisation.
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