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Ice ridging information for decision making in shipping operations

Objective

Quantitative parameters of riding are included to ice information delivered by ice services and used on board ships. Ridge parameter resolving forecast models and SAR classification algorithms are developed and parameters are included to ice charts. Ground truth experiments are conducted. Methods to assist route selection in ice are developed, based on physical modelling of ship ice resistance and simulation of ship progress. These are implemented to a terminal applied to present ice charts and SAR images on board. The work is validated by routine ship operations. The end result is a system of ice information presentation, delivery and application, structured to facilitate the continuing assimilation of results.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

HELSINKI UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Address
Otakaari 4
02015 Hut
Finland

Participants (8)

ALFRED WEGENER INSTITUTE FOR POLAR AND MARINE RESEARCH
Germany
Address
Columbusstrasse
27568 Bremerhaven
FINNISH INSTITUTE OF MARINE RESEARCH
Finland
Address
3A,lyypekinkuja 3A
00931 Helsinki
FORTUM OIL AND GAS OY
Finland
Address
Keilaniemi 1
00048 Helsinki
KVAERNER MASA-YARDS INC.
Finland
Address
Kaanaantie 3
00560 Helsinki
SWEDISH METEOROLOGICAL AND HYDROLOGICAL INSTITUTE
Sweden
Address
Folkborgsvaegen 1
601 76 Noorkoeping
TECHNICAL RESEARCH CENTRE OF FINLAND
Finland
Address
Tekniikantie 4B
02044 Espoo
THE SCOTTISH ASSOCIATION FOR MARINE SCIENCE
United Kingdom
Address
Dunbeg
PA37 1QA Oban
WAGENBORG SHIPPING B.V.
Netherlands
Address
Markstraat, 10
9930 AA Delfzijl