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Integrating Multiple Data Sources to Provide Lake and River Ice Information for Nunavik.

The Nunavik Lake Ice Service (LIS) portal is an online database that services the Nunavik Research Centre of Makivik Corporation, and selected communities across the Nunavik region of northern Quebec, Canada. The LIS portal consists of eight years of ice data and used satellite imagery, weather data, and local environmental knowledge to help monitor ice conditions for several key lakes and river sections. These lakes and river sections are important over-wintering habitat for Arctic char; a vital resource for the people of the region.

The Lake Ice Service was part of the larger Polar View initiative supported by the European Space Agency (ESA) and the European Commission, with participation from the Canadian Space Agency (CSA), under the Global Monitoring for Environment and Security (GMES) programme.

Access the LIS archived data below: