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The Sea Ice CCI project develops a set of consistent multi-mission merged products for ice concentration and ice thickness, which are the main sea ice ECVs.

The data products available from Phase 1 are:
  • Sea ice concentration based on passive microwave data from SSM/I (F10, F11, F13, F14, F15) (1992-2008) and AMSR-E (2002-2011), covering both Arctic and Antarctic. The ice concentration products are developed in collaboration with Eumetsat OSI SAF.
  • Sea ice thickness and freeboard in the Arctic and freeboard in the Antarctic based on radar altimeter data from Envisat RA-2 for the winter months (2002-2012)
The data products are also available at

Integrated Climate Data Center (ICDC) in Hamburg

Ice concentration products from Phase 2:
The OSI SAF sea ice team has released the updated version 1.2 of the sea ice concentration data set (OSI-409-a) covering the period Oct 1978-Apr 2015. The products are based on data from SMMR, SSM/I and SSMIS sensors and can be downloaded from the OSISAF FTP-server:
More details are available from:
Quicklooks are available from:

Planned updates during Phase 2:
  • Sea ice concentration based on AMSR-E (2002-2011) will be extended with AMSR2 (2013-2015)
  • Arctic sea ice thickness and freeboard and Antarctic freeboard from ERS-1 RA (1993-2000), ERS-2 RA (1995-2003), Envisat RA-2 (2002-2012), Cryosat-2 SIRAL2 (2010 ->) and Arctic thin ice sea ice thickness from SMOS (2009 ->)
  • Sea ice drift: algorithm intercomparison and product specifications for a new sea ice ECV