Introducing Arctic Passion's Lake Ice Service

by Sabrina Heerema | Published: 26-Oct-23 | Last updated: 27-Oct-23 | Tags : climate ice Lake safety | category: NEWS

Kirsikka Heinilä , Senior research scientist at the Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE) is developing Arctic PASSION's Lake Ice Service,  a web map service for Arctic climate and safety.

The service is for everyone who needs information about lake ice conditions. For example, there are many people in Finland who need this information for safety reasons.  They may have a summer cottage on an island only reachable by using lake ice for transport, or in connection with their outdoor activities, such as snowmobiling or ice-fishing. 

The service collects and combines data from different sources for lake ice networks and water temperature data, as well as citizen-based observations, and visualises it in a way that is easy to access and understand. It is integrated into SYKE's TARKKA+ service, which covers  the entire Northern Hemisphere.