The Joint WMO-IOC Technical Commission for Oceanography and Marine Meteorology

Ice Services of the World

The specialized
meteorological services, which evolved initially in
support of local marine users, have since developed
into a wide range of sea-ice information services
designed to meet many user requirements. The Joint
World Meteorological Organization/Intergovernmental
Oceanographic Commission Technical Commission
for Oceanography and Marine Meteorology (JCOMM)
Expert Team on Sea Ice (ETSI) (before 2001 called the
Subgroup on Sea Ice – SGSI, of the WMO Commission
for Marine Meteorology – CMM) has been the focal
point for promoting and coordinating international
cooperation in the acquisition, exchange, archival and
dissemination of sea-ice information.

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.

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Sea Ice Reference Documents (Manuals, Guides, etc.)

 

 

 

 

Related Information and Pages:

Terms of Reference & Membership for JCOMM Expert Team on Sea Ice (ETSI) »

 

 

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