Ice911 Research has been chosen as a Semifinalist in the Cleantech Open.*
Introductory slides about the Ice911 project.
Slides from Ice911 talk at the AGU conference in SF Dec. 7, 2012.
Dr. Field was an invited panelist on November 8, 2012 at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington DC to discuss "Soft Geoengineering" and Ice911.
Ms. Susan Strehlow has joined Ice911 as Executive Director, bringing her senior-level financial and management skills to the project. Welcome!
Ice911 is one of the projects featured in an article on "Soft Geoengineering" by Robert Olson, published in Environment Magazine September 2012.
Richard Ellis' book "On Thin Ice" is a deep and poignant look at the problem of climate change in the Arctic, and well worth a look.
Ice911 was nominated for the Tech Museum's annual international awards program that honors innovators from around the world who are applying technology to benefit humanity.
Global climate change is ongoing. Are there any short-term yet reversible measures we can take to reduce future ecological damage while longer-term solutions are researched and developed?
Ice911 Research Corporation's charitable mission is the development and rigorous scientific evaluation of an engineering approach to slow one of the far-reaching effects of global warming. The technique preserves polar and glacial ice and polar habitat using a localized and ecologically respectful material to act as reflective ice that can be put in place quickly - and whose effect can be reversed once it's no longer needed.
"There is no question in my mind that Dr. Field's work is one of the half dozen or so most important research projects ... "
Armond Cohen, Executive Director Clean Air Task Force
Ice911 is an engineering approach to reduce the melting of the ice. It is a solution that can be rapidly implemented. It has the potential to slow down the melt, provide interim mammal habitat, and perhaps even rebuild the ice.
"The polar bears are in real trouble, but this project gives me hope."
Professor Terry Root, Woods Institute, Stanford
The consequences of the melting ice are serious and costly.
- rising sea levels
- 1/3 of increasing temperatures worldwide
- more severe storms
Ice911 has obtained results that show the approach works in small-scale testing on lakes, and is continuing to develop the materials, deployment approach and the instrumentation monitor small-scale field tests. Now we're working to accelerate the project. The world needs approaches like this now. By acting to slow down the melt now, we are working to give ourselves the chance to reduce future ecological damage.
Ice911 Research Corporation has been formed as a charitable initiative to conduct the research, development and testing to accomplish these goals. Please donate generously to help us continue this important work.
*The Cleantech Open runs the world’s largest cleantech accelerator. Its mission is to find, fund and foster entrepreneurs with big ideas that address today’s most urgent energy, environmental and economic challenges. A 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, the Cleantech Open provides the infrastructure, expertise and strategic relationships that turn clever ideas into successful global cleantech companies. Since 2006, through its one-of-a-kind annual accelerator and mentorship program, the Cleantech Open has enabled 727 cleantech startups to bring their breakthrough ideas to fruition, helped its alumni companies raise more than $800M in external capital, and created thousands of green-collar jobs. Fueled by a global network of more than 1,500 volunteers and sponsors, the Cleantech Open unites the public and private sectors in a shared vision for making America’s and the world’s cleantech sectors a thriving economic engine. For more information, visit www.cleantechopen.org, or follow us on Twitter and Facebook.