Ice ridging information for decision making in shipping operations

Updated 2003-06-25

IRIS brings together several EU partners to investigate methods to estimate sea ice ridging severity from satellite imagery and assess the impact of these ridges on icebreaker transit times, particularly in the Baltic Sea. The consortium is largely Finnish and is co-ordinated by the Helsinki Technical University. SAMS’ role is to study statistical properties of synthetic aperture radar (SAR) images and relate these to ridge parameters.

Time frame

Status
Ongoing
Project time span
2003 - 2006
Data collection
not specified
Data processing
not specified
Data reporting
not specified

Contact information

Contact person
Peter Wadhams
Address
Scottish Association for Marine Science Dunstaffnage Marine Laboratory Oban Argyll PA37 1QA
Phone
[+44] (0) 1631 559000
Fax
[+44] (0) 1631 559001
Email
ku.ca.lmd@smahdaw.retep

Parameters and Media

Not specified

Geography

Regions studied
Arctic Ocean
Dunstaffnage Marine Laboratory
Greenland Sea
Other areas
Baltic Sea

Data availability

Samples/specimens archived in specimen banks?
No

Methods & Procedures

Not specified

Additional Information

Is this a bi- AND multi-lateral project (i.e. a project involving cooperation between different countries)?
No
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