top of page

An Active Cooling project
to Preserve & Restore 

Arctic sea ice. 

Preserving Arctic sea ice is a critical component in the fight against climate change.

image.png
shutterstock_1824447431.jpg

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)

image_edited.jpg

EXAMPLE OF A FRACTURE IN THE ICE, ALLOWING SEA WATER TO ENTER ON TOP AND FREEZE OVER.

NOME, ALASKA, APPROX. (64.499185, -165.439239). 

Andy presents to Kiilinik high.jpg

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. 

water saturating snow_edited_edited.jpg

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. 

20240123_200121.jpg

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. 

20240122_182638_edited.jpg

In addition to global partners, all of our work will be done in collaboration with local communities who are most affected by the environmental consequences. 

Collaborators

image.png
Orange drop (2).png
image.png
image.png
image.png
image.png

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. 

Real Ice - Team Collage (13)_edited.png

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. 

Real Ice - Team Collage (9)_edited.png

ADVISORS TO THE REAL ICE TEAM

image.png

Get Involved.

Here's how you can become a part of a direct action solution in the fight against climate change: 

image.png

VOLUNTEER

your time and expertise to Real Ice or a partner organisation. 

image.png
loader,gif
image.png

SHARE

our work with your network, follow us on social media, and tell your friends! 

bottom of page