Through our field testing, we seek the perfect area and concentration for slowing melt to scale up in the future. Always working with the proper permissions, we deploy our materials in varying areas and concentrations, with a control to compare our findings to determine material effectiveness. Our methods for testing have developed over time, starting with small pool tests on Dr. Field's patio and scaling through five other test sites to our current site in the Arctic.

Current USA Test SiteS

THE ARCTIC: BARROW, AK

Our main test site in Barrow, located at the Northernmost tip of Alaska in the Arctic Circle, is home to our largest deployment yet. In 2017, we deployed our material solution on 17,500 square meters (over four acres) of ice. With our proprietary remote monitoring buoy, Jelly 2, we can track how our material is performing from our lab in California and verify the material's effectiveness. See more photos of the Arctic test site in our Image Gallery.

 
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MINNEAPOLIS, MN

Our smaller test site near Minneapolis, Minnesota serves as a more easily accessible location to run pilot tests on our deployment methods, monitoring buoys, and custom materials. This site is overseen daily by one of our PhD scientists, and can also be tracked remotely from our lab in California.

Past Test Sites