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

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Lassonde professor Christian Haas and his team have been awarded the Arctic Inspiration prize for their work on SmartICE

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, Professor Haas was also part of an expedition followed by National Geographic.

Footage of the journey will air in 2017 as part of the program Continent 7: Antarctica.

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




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