Effectively manages the implementation of infrastructure in arctic environments when faced with climatic change.
Mining activity in Canada’s north has been significant over the past 40 years or so. In arctic environments, this is challenging notably with respect to accessibility and climatic conditions. The seasonal freeze and thaw of the permafrost surface active layer leads to cyclical subsidence and heave, which can cause damage to infrastructure and/or lead to environmental problems resulting from the movement of stockpiles of materials.
- EO-based information to ensure the safety and efficiency of activities in arctic environments
- Better overall planning and management of mining processes and infrastructure deployment
- Reduction of costs in comparison with those of ground truth investigations