Ice Services of the World
The specialized services regarding sea ice, which evolved initially insupport of local marine users, have since developed into a wide range of sea-ice information services designed to meet many user requirements. The JCOMM Expert Team on Sea Ice (ETSI) has been the focal point for promoting and coordinating international cooperation in the acquisition, exchange, archival anddissemination of sea-ice information.
The ice services of theare described in the WMO No. 574: 'Sea Ice Information Services in the world' available in pdf format here.
Access to Sea Ice service products
The IPY Ice Logistics Portal is a joint initiative of JCOMM-ETSI and Polar View, aimed at creating a convenient point of access to operational sea ice information produced by the world’s ice services. Access to products is provided via a series of pre-defined regions for both the Arctic and the Antarctic. Since the primary focus of the IPY Ice Logistics Portal is on operational sea ice data (i.e. ice charts), only the most recent information is displayed for any given region. Click the banner below to acces the IPY Ice Logistics Portal.
Sea Ice Reference Documents (Manuals, Guides, etc.)
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