IceKing

An expedition. Not an ordinary trip.

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About the app

Become responsible tourists,help scientists and save glaciers

IceKing is an app for sustainable tourism on glaciers that is also used to crowd-source photographs from tourists for glacier research. It provides services before, during, and after the trip.

HIGHLIGHTS

Citizen science and glacier research

Glaciers are among the most reliable indicators of climate change, but they are also an increasingly popular travel destination. Scientists need in-situ images in order to validate and improve their data models and the solution harnesses the power of crowdsourcing, obtaining photos from tourists that can help to create cutting-edge algorithms and state-of- the-art monitoring capabilities for glaciers worldwide. Iceking provides a 360° adventure: helping tourists to become more sustainable, encouraging their contribution to support scientists, and ultimately helping to save glaciers.

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User Experience
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Awards

Nasa — Global Impact Award (’16)
Wire — Best Idea (’16)
Copernicus Masters — DLR “Environment, Energy and Health Challenge” (‘16)
Esa — Earth Observation Entrepreneurship (’17)
Y Combinator — StartUp School Founder Track (‘17)
Climate KIC — Accelerator Programme (‘17)

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Take or upload apicture for science

You can either take a picture through the app or you can upload the photos you have already taken. Your georeferenced glacier photos will help scientists to monitor glacier health.

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Choose a glacier

Glaciers are present on all continents except for Australia. Discover the world’s glaciers, browse through out list and choose the one you are visiting.

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Learn about the glacier

Discover key facts about the glacier you chose, such as its area and length, its current status, its position, its access routes, the story of the valley, and the activities available.

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