The Canadian Arctic is a highly dynamic environment that has the oldest and thickest sea ice in the world. The ice includes various features hazardous for shipping and offshore operations. The paper describes a technology addressing the problem of satellite based monitoring of hazardous features, which include ice ridges, hummocks and rubble fields. Additional attention was paid to identifying glacier ice (ice islands and icebergs). The technology was demonstrated using images collected over the Canadian Arctic in 2013-2014 and ice features were verified by analyzing high resolution satellite optical images that overlap spatially and temporally with the synthetic aperture radar (SAR) data. Various satellite images and data fusion techniques have been explored for identifying ice features and retrieving their characteristics. Ice parameters being studied include height, size and frequency of ice features.

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