Preserving and Restoring sea ice Using
Renewable Energy Sources
Our Role In Tackling Climate Change
Real Ice is not trying to be THE solution to climate change, rather, we are trying to prove that there is a method of restoring and preserving ecosystems that incorporates a holistic approach to increasing levels of sea ice in remote areas using renewable sources with no emissions.
We will also be contributing to the time given until we can expect a blue ocean event in the Arctic which is referred to as ‘Earth's Refrigerator’, keeping ocean temperatures from skyrocketing and subsequent tipping points exceeded. We can add to the lifespan of the sea ice which will give humanity more time to adapt and mitigate climate change.
Rei|OPS: Operation centre for monitoring and planning
Rei|HUB: Energy Hubs storing and providing hydrogen
Rei|REF: Fuel Cell AUV Refuellers distributing hydrogen
Rei|DEV: Fuel Cell AUV Water Pumps - ice and snowmaking
2. Renewable Energy Production
Hydrogen is produced from renewable sources, onshore or offshore.
1. Ops & Comms
Distributed operations, located in key regions and in energy hubs, monitor progress, maintain components and optimise global re-icing by receiving real time information from all the system components
3. Hydrogen Distribution
When required, hydrogen ships transport liquefied hydrogen to hubs, where it is regassified and compressed. Refuellers dock to Energy hubs to load hydrogen, then automatically navigate to re-icing devices to refuel them.
4. Ice thickening
Rei|DEV will flood the snow in autumn, to reduce insulation and accelerate natural basal sea-ice growth during the cold months. In spring they will recreate a layer of snow to increase insulation and protect the ice from the warm weather, and increase albedo.
''The Arctic and Antarctic are the world’s refrigerator. Since they are covered in white snow and ice that reflect heat back into space, they balance out other parts of the world that absorb heat.''
Lorin Hancock author of Six ways loss of Arctic ice impacts everyone
"Our children no longer know the place names of our hunting grounds, nor have they travelled across the ice bridge that links these lands."
Okalik Eegeesiak author of The Arctic Ocean and the Sea Ice Is Our Nuna. Okalik was Chair of the Inuit Circumpolar Council in 2017
"Unless we actually step in and do these things we're going to see sea levels rise as such that countries like Vietnam will be 95% under sea water in just 30 years time"
Professor Sir David King on why we need to refreeze the Arctic