Progress meeting no. 5 in Helsinki 31 January 2017

Fri, 2018-02-23 16:28

The fifth and last progress meeting was hosted by FMI in Helsinki, the where status of the final tasks were reviewed. The partners had requested more time to complete the remaining deliverables: D1.1: updated user requirement document, D4.1 Product validation and Inter-comparison Report, D4.2 Climate Data Record Package and D5.1 Climate Assessment Report. ESA agreed to extend the end date of the project to 31 July 2018.

Progress meeting no. 4 in Bergen 22 June 2017

Fri, 2017-05-12 12:44

The 4th progress meeting was hosted by the Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center. The meeting had presentations of the progress of work in the last six months. 22 persons from all 11 partners attended. The deliverables linked to milestone 4, which was end of July 2017, were delayed until end of September.

Workshop on improved satellite retrievals of sea-ice concentration and sea-ice thickness, Hamburg, October 9 - 11 2017

Fri, 2017-05-12 09:36

This workshop is jointly organized by the Integrated Climate Data Center (ICDC), University of Hamburg, and the Max-Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M), Hamburg, and co-sponsored by CliC, CliSAP, and ESA-CCI, aiming at both experts for sea-ice remote sensing and sea-ice modelling. New sensors and new algorithms have over the past few years allowed for sometimes significant progress in our ability to estimate sea-ice concentration and sea-ice thickness from space. Read more »

Sea Ice Concentration v2.0 ECV is now available

Mon, 2017-03-06 13:47

The Sea Ice CCI team is pleased to announce the release of a full reprocessing of the Sea Ice Concentration (SIC) v2.0 ECV. The release provides Climate Data Record (CDR) of SIC over the polar regions, derived from medium resolution passive microwave satellite data of AMSR-E (2002-2011) and AMSR2 (2012-2015). Read more »

International Workshop on Remote Sensing of Sea Ice, 23-24 January 2017, Tokyo

Mon, 2016-11-28 16:57

The topic of the workshop is "Retrieval of Total Sea Ice Concentration from AMSR-E and AMSR2 Data using Optimal Estimation Techniques” with specific focus on (1) Next generation sea ice retrieval algorithms including optimal estimation of sea ice and other related geophysical parameters from microwave radiometer data, and (2) Linking between modeling and observational sea ice communities, especially for the development of next generation sea ice models, a natural ground for data assimilation. Read more »

Progress meeting of SICCI Phase 2: 1 - 2 December 2016, Bremen

Mon, 2016-11-28 16:56

The third progress meeting is hosted by University of Bremen. The main topics of the meeting are to discuss the new version of the SIC and SIT date sets, the validation work and dissemination to users during the remaining part of the project. The progress of the sea ice drift algorithms and the ice age option project are also presented.

Progress meeting of SICCI Phase 2: 15-16 June 2016, Hamburg

Thu, 2016-06-16 16:50

The second progress meeting of SICCI Phase 2 was hosted by University of Hamburg and Max Planck Institute for Meteorology. The focus of the meeting was to review the progress of the new SIC and SIT data sets and status of deliverables by month 18. The agenda for the meeting is attached.

Sea Ice Drift KO meeting (12-13 January 2016)

Mon, 2016-01-18 15:32

The SICCI project team had a meeting to kick-off its sea ice drift activities. Hosted at IFREMER (Brest, France), the two-days workshop was aiming at reviewing and consolidating the plans and objectives for the investigations. The methodology to perform algorithm intercomparison was discussed, as well as the design of the Round Robin Data Package (RRDP). These will be further documented in a Product Validation Plan (due end of April 2016). The first results of the algorithm intercomparison are expected by Fall 2016... stay tuned! Read more »

Workshop on sea level in the Arctic, 15-18 June 2015

Thu, 2015-06-18 09:48

The workshop "Extension and Improvement of the Mean Sea Level estimation in the Arctic regions using space altimetry data” was organised by International Space Science Institute (ISSI) in Bern 15-18 June. The workshop brought together experts working with altimeter data in the Arctic in order to exchange information between the sea ice and sea level research communities. The workshop aimed to develop co-operation between the two expert groups by working together on common problems - namely sea ice and lead detection, retracking and local sea level anomaly determination. Read more »

Sea Ice concentration working meeting 10-11 June 2015

Wed, 2015-06-17 16:13

The ice concentration team had a working meeting at DMI, Copenhagen 10-11 June 2015 to finalise the definition of the RRDP in the phase-2 and discuss relevant tasks, including update of the open water and consolidated ice datasets, thin ice and melt ponds datasets, adding data from new sensors, ERA interim data, buoy data. Technical specifications were also discussed.