We are on a mission to prove and scale new
methods of restoring and preserving
Arctic sea ice using renewable energy.
Referred to as ‘Earth's Refrigerator,' the sea ice in the Arctic is a main preventative to keep ocean temperatures from skyrocketing and ultimately, creating a cooling effect on global temperatures.
Unfortunately, the Arctic is warming much faster than elsewhere on earth, causing sea ice to melt.
When the sea ice disappears completely from the Arctic on a Summer day, it will trigger a Blue Ocean Event – a catastrophic tipping point that will result in rapid warming and expansion of the oceans, slowing of cold water currents, ocean acidification, and increasing violent storms and flooding of coastal cities.
By contributing to a wide-scale effort, our goal is to ensure that sea ice remains in the Arctic year-round.
When deployed at scale, our approach offers the potential to add to the lifespan of the sea ice, ultimately giving humanity more time to adapt to and mitigate against climate change. In the future, we envision the ice-preservation and growing industry to rival that of any energy sector – an economic opportunity with massive benefits.
A CLIMATE IMPERATIVE
The loss of Arctic sea ice could add 0.65’C to global temperatures, more than ¼ of the current trend in global temperatures caused by greenhouse gases.1
Between 1979 and 2021, sea ice cover at the end of summer shrank by 13% per decade relative to the 1981–2010 average.2
Seasonal sea ice, which melts completely each summer rather than accumulating over years, is replacing thicker, multiyear ice.3
ANDREW AND ANDREA (LEFT) ARE INVITED BY RYAN FOX TO VISIT NOME HIGH SCHOOL TO SPEAK WITH STUDENTS ABOUT REAL ICE AND PLANS FOR THE FUTURE.
IN COLLABORATION WITH LOCAL COMMUNITIES
BASED ON NATURAL PROCESSES
As temperatures across the globe increase, we can expect the polar regions to feel the effects of climate change at rates of up to 7x more than elsewhere on earth.
In particular, Arctic communities are threatened by melting permafrost. This permafrost serves as the foundations for many critical infrastructures – as it melts, it can lead to unreliability of sea ice pathways needed for transport and food security and changing biodiversity and species distribution, among other consequences.
At Real Ice, we recognize the importance of working hand in hand with the indigenous communities of the regions we operate in. We value their knowledge, wisdom, and traditional practices that have sustained their way of life for generations. By fostering strong partnerships and engaging in open dialogue, we ensure that their perspectives are heard and respected throughout our initiatives.
Inspired by nature's wisdom, we seek innovative solutions that mimic the natural processes of the Arctic ecosystem. Our goal is to restore and preserve sea ice in a way that respects the delicate balance of the environment and allows for reversible interventions when necessary.
We understand the significance of leaving a positive and lasting impact on the Arctic and the planet as a whole.
CROSS-SECTION OF SEA ICE FROM IQALUIT HARBOUR. SEASONAL DIFFERENCES IN THE SNOW PROPERTIES CREATE LAYERS - JUST LIKE RINGS IN TREES.
Join our mission
The success of our mission will not only be determined by the effectiveness of our machines to create sea ice but also by the collaboration of all in the fight against climate change. We are building a coalition of governments, organisations and local communities to develop and deploy our technology at scale.