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Mapping sea ice from space

Mapping sea ice from space


Publisert: 22.09.2021
Oppdatert: 09.08.2022

Tom Rune Lauknes
Andrea Schneider (CIRFA)
Thomas Kræmer (CIRFA)
Alistair Everett (MET Norway
Johannes Lohse (CIRFA)
Nick Hughes (MET Norway)

Reduced and thinner sea ice makes Arctic waters increasingly appealing for shipping, fishing, tourism, and mineral exploration. However, with increased accessibility and more dynamic ice conditions comes a greater risk for ship crews to encounter sea ice and icebergs outside of their usual seasonal limits. To help them navigate, timely and reliable sea ice information is key.