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Ice ridging information for decision making in shipping operations

Project information

Grant agreement ID: EVK3-CT-2002-00083

  • Start date

    1 January 2003

  • End date

    31 December 2005

Funded under:

FP5-EESD

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 166 168

  • EU contribution

    € 2 008 432

Coordinated by:

HELSINKI UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY

Finland

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.

Coordinator

HELSINKI UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY

Address

Otakaari 4
02015 Hut

Finland

Participants (8)

ALFRED WEGENER INSTITUTE FOR POLAR AND MARINE RESEARCH

Germany

FINNISH INSTITUTE OF MARINE RESEARCH

Finland

FORTUM OIL AND GAS OY

Finland

KVAERNER MASA-YARDS INC.

Finland

SWEDISH METEOROLOGICAL AND HYDROLOGICAL INSTITUTE

Sweden

TECHNICAL RESEARCH CENTRE OF FINLAND

Finland

THE SCOTTISH ASSOCIATION FOR MARINE SCIENCE

United Kingdom

WAGENBORG SHIPPING B.V.

Netherlands

Project information

Grant agreement ID: EVK3-CT-2002-00083

  • Start date

    1 January 2003

  • End date

    31 December 2005

Funded under:

FP5-EESD

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 166 168

  • EU contribution

    € 2 008 432

Coordinated by:

HELSINKI UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY

Finland