Community Operators complete a comprehensive training course where they learn how to assemble, operate, and maintain the SmartQAMUTIK and SmartBUOY sensors. They learn how to use ocean instruments and upload the information to SIKU, the platform where the data collected is shared with their community. Operators are responsible for operating the equipment at least once a week and engage with the community to determine what routes to tow the SmartQAMUTIK device. Check out this map to see if SmartICE operates in your community.

Interested in becoming an operator in your community? Contact Dave Noseworthy, Field Operations Coordinator at