Recent advances in use of satellite data to predict sea-ice in the key summer period can be found in the following publication:
Landy, J.C., Dawson, G.J., Tsamados, M. et al. A year-round satellite sea-ice thickness record from CryoSat-2. Nature (2022). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41586-022-05058-5
A summary of which is given in the following news article:
The challenge then becomes how to translate these (or similar) results into enhanced Arctic SAR policy and procedures.