Lassonde professor wins Arctic Inspiration Prize, appears on National Geographic program

Lassonde Professor Christian Haas and his team have been awarded the Arctic Inspiration Prize for their work on SmartICE.
Christian Haas in the Arctic
A screen capture of Lassonde Professor Christian Haas from the National Geographic documentary on his work in the Arctic

SmartICE is a system that integrates traditional Inuit knowledge with contemporary ice tracking technology.

This technology lets travellers in the Arctic plan ahead regarding the safety of ice-breaking activities, travelling and shipping conditions.

Earlier this month, Haas was also part of an expedition followed by National Geographic.

Footage of the journey will air this year as part of the program “Continent 7: Antarctica.”

The programs explores the conditions that scientists have to contend with to conduct research in the Arctic.