Video clips and presentations from the 7th Symposium on the Impacts of an Ice-Diminishing Arctic on Naval and Maritime Operations are now available.
The Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) is a member of the Helmholtz Association (HGF) and funded by federal and state government. AWI focuses on polar and marine research in a variety of disciplines such as biology, oceanography, geology, geochemistry and geophysics thus allowing multidisciplinary approaches to scientific goals.
The CryoSat-2 Level 4 Sea Ice Elevation, Freeboard, and Thickness data set is now available at NSIDC: http://nsidc.org/data/RDEFT4
Dr François Massonnet, member of the APPLICATE consortium and team member of WP4: Support for Arctic observing system design, spent part of summer 2017 in the United States in the context of his research on sea ice predictability and data assimilation.
The August report for the 2017 Sea Ice Outlook (SIO) is now available. The SIO is an activity of the Sea Ice Prediction Network project (SIPN) as a contribution to the Study of Environmental Arctic Change (SEARCH). The goal of the SIO is to improve Arctic sea ice prediction on seasonal time-scales.
The Ice Watch ship observations initiative is an international collaborative program to coordinate Arctic-wide visual sea ice observations collected from ships operating in ice-covered seas of the northern hemisphere (https://sites.google.com/a/alaska.edu/ice-watch/). The associated observation protocol was developed in collaboration with the WCRP Climate and Cryosphere Arctic Sea Ice Working Group (CliC-ASIWG).
The MOSAiC team announces and invites you to participate in the MOSAiC Implementation Workshop on November 13th to 16th. 2017.
Adoption of an international code of safety for ships operating in polar waters (Polar Code)
IMO has adopted the International Code for Ships Operating in Polar Waters (Polar Code) and related amendments to make it mandatory under both the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) and the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL). The Polar Code entered into force on 1 January 2017. This marks an historic milestone in the Organization’s work to protect ships and people aboard them, both seafarers and passengers, in the harsh environment of the waters surrounding the two poles.