Satellite synthetic aperture radar (SAR) in particular is a natural fit for this task, as it can provide images day or night, through cloud or fog, and in various meteorological conditions. SAR data can be supplemented with low and high resolution electro-optical data to fill in gaps and aid interpretation. More than four decades of earth observation has accumulated a very significant archive of satellite data that can be used to assist characterisation of the ice environment. Since 1995 C-CORE has been analysing the value that EO technologies and derived data can bring to its oil and gas clients and has evolved a suite of EO-based services. With the industry’s increased focus on Arctic resources, C-CORE has seen a significant increase in uptake of these services, resulting in increased understanding of Arctic environments, increased confidence and reduced risk for clients operating in ice-prone waters.