An ice information app for navigation in polar regions

IcySea is a map-based application designed to display and deliver ice relevant information for operational purposes in the polar regions. It is addressed to national and local authorities, as well as to commercial and non-commercial users (for example: tourism, fisheries, research, offshore, and surveying vessels).

The IcySea-backend structure merges high resolution satellite imagery and optimized bias corrected ice drift modeled data in an automated fashion. Data transmission to the IcySea-frontend client software occurs in near real time and is optimized for low bandwidth connections (tested and proven with an Iridium connection). The graphical user interface is designed to smoothly integrate with the work processes on board a ship and to enable quick navigational decision making. IcySea enables the user in the ice to capture the present and future dynamics of sea-ice whilst using high resolution Sentinel-1 radar satellite images for routing decisions. The service is available Arctic and Antarctic wide.

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Sea-ice data coverage

Where different sources of sea-ice data are available in the Arctic and Antarctic.

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Data information

Details and meta-information about the sea-ice data provided by IcySea.

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Video tutorials

Visual explanations of how to use IcySea and its features.

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Sea-ice interpretation guidelines

How to interpret and understand sea-ice data within IcySea.

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Frequently asked questions and their answers.

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Conditions of use

All users are required to register in order to use IcySea. Access to new data after the initial trial period requires an IcySea subscription. Please contact to discuss your ice information needs and to obtain a quotation.

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Generated using E.U. Copernicus Marine Service Information