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.

Kick-off meeting for SICCI Phase 2 10-11 February 2015

Wed, 2015-01-28 15:16
2015-02-10 13:00
2015-02-11 16:00

The Kick Off meeting of SICCI Phase 2 was held in Oslo at the MET No’s premises in Oslo Science Park on 10 – 11 February 2015. The meeting was attended by 25 participants, representing ESA and all 12 partners of the consortium. Official start date of Phase 2 is 01 February 2015. The minutes of the meeting are available here:

Sea Ice User Workshop in Hamburg 18-19 September 2014

Wed, 2014-09-24 13:44

The International Sea-Ice Concentration and Thickness Evaluation and Intercomparison Workshop was organized on 18-19 September 2014 by University of Hamburg at the Integrated Climate Data Center (ICDC). The workshop was attended by more that 50 participants and the main objective was to evaluate the results of the CCI SEa Ice project. More information about the workshop is found at: Read more »

Polar Pathfinder Daily 25 km EASE-Grid Sea Ice Motion Vectors, Version 2

Tue, 2014-05-27 11:21

Polar Pathfinder Daily 25 km EASE-Grid Sea Ice Motion Vectors, Version 2
Data now accessible at

Sea Ice CCI Annual Review Meeting no. 2

Thu, 2014-01-02 15:28

The Sea Ice CCI Annual Review Meeting no. 2 will be heldt 8-9 January 2014 Location: Finnish Meteorological Institute Dynamicum Building (Tellus Room) Erik Palménin aukio 1, Helsinki

Agenda:  SICCI AR2 Agenda v1.doc

Progress meeting in Oslo

Fri, 2013-04-19 15:51
2013-04-19 14:50

Workshop on sea ice thickness retrieval from ERS and ENVISAT radar altimeters (15th March 2013, Cambridge, UK)

Mon, 2013-02-18 18:49

Advances in processing of ERS-1/2 and ENVISAT radar altimeter (RA) data have shown that these instruments can be used calculate low resolution sea ice thickness from measurements of ice freeboard. By using known values of ice density, snow thickness and snow density, ice thickness can be retrieved for the winter months from 1993 to April 2012. Knowledge of the natural variability of sea ice thickness is critical for their representation in global climate models. Read more »

2nd International Workshop on Passive Microwave Sea Ice Concentration (18-19 Feb, 2013)

Mon, 2013-02-18 18:27

The workshop will take place on February 18-19, 2013 at the Danish Meteorological Institute in Copenhagen and is sponsored by the |European Space Agency (ESA), WCRP Climate and Cryosphere (CliC) Project Office and the Danish Meteorological Institute. Read more »