The Mineral Licence and Safety Authority of the Government of Greenland (MLSA) has contracted ASL Environmental Sciences to build and maintain a web-based marine geoportal from which sea ice, iceberg, metocean, and seafloor data from the east and west coasts of Greenland can be accessed by authorized parties. It will be a collaborative tool that will allow multiple users to interact with the system.
ASL started the design and assemblage of the database in January 2014. This first phase also includes data quality control and database system integration.
The marine geoportal will be launched online in 2015. Geoportal maintenance and database updates will be carried out by ASL’s team of ice and metocean specialists.
ASL is based in Victoria, British Columbia. The company's decades of experience carrying out ice and metocean projects along with our cutting-edge software engineering team, and our familiarity with the end user (engineers and operational planners of oil and gas companies) enable us to provide innovative solutions to global environmental challenges.
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