New Arctic sea-ice information service launched

1:22 PM Sun 6 Mar 2011 GMT
'Sailing through dense sea ice' British Antarctic Survey &copy
British Antarctic Survey remote sensing expert Andrew Fleming is part of a new European project to aid ships? navigation in ice-infested waters in the European Arctic and the Baltic Sea that is launched this week. The ?2 million project is part of Europe?s Global Monitoring system for Environment and Security (GMES). Over the next three years, organisations from Denmark, Finland, Germany, Norway, Sweden and the United Kingdom will work in partnership to establish a sea-ice information service to improve access to existing and new ice information products. Led by Kongsberg Satellite Services (KSAT), Norway, the ICEMAR service will provide continuous ...

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