The International Ice Charting Working Group (IICWG) was formed in October 1999 to promote cooperation between the world's ice centers on all matters concerning sea ice and icebergs.


8th International Workshop on Sea Ice Modeling, Data Assimilation, and Verification

  • 1-3 November 2017 at the Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center (NERSC), Bergen, Norway
  • Flyer (PDF 215 KB, Apr. 2017)

Action Item Status

What's New

International Ice Information Documentation/Reference List (PDF 93 KB, Apr. 2017)

Emergency Contacts

Floating ice information for emergency situations: International Ice Service Emergency Contact List (PDF 162 KB, May 2017)

Regional Contacts

Canada: David Jackson, Canadian Ice Service (Tel: +1 613-996-5088, David.Jackson2@ec.gc.ca)

Denmark/Greenland: Keld Qvistgaard, Danish Meteorological Institute (Tel: +45 39 15 73 44, kqh@dmi.dk)

Finland: Antti Kangas, Finnish Meteorological Institute (Tel: +358 40 8678838, antti.kangas@fmi.fi)

Germany: Jürgen Holfort, Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency of Germany (Tel: +49 (0) 381 4563-782, Juergen.Holfort@bsh.de)

Norway: Nick Hughes, Norwegian Meteorological Institute (Tel: +47 77 62 13 00, Nick.Hughes@met.no)

Poland: Ida Stanislawczyk, Hydrological Forecasting Office Gdynia (Tel: +48-58 62-88-147, Ida.Stanislawczyk@imgw.pl)

Russia: Vasily Smolyanitsky, Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute (Tel: +7 812-337-3149, vms@aari.ru)

Sweden: Emma Grönkvist, SMHI / Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (Tel: +46 (0)11 495 8570, emma.gronkvist@smhi.se)

United States: Caryn Panowicz, U.S. National Ice Center (Tel: +1 301-817-3942, caryn.panowicz@noaa.gov)

IICWG SecretariatJohn.Falkingham@rogers.com

International Ice Patrol: Gabrielle McGrath (Tel: +1 860-271-2631, gabrielle.g.mcgrath@uscg.mil)

British Antarctic Survey - Andrew Fleming (Tel: +44 01223 221451, ahf@bas.ac.uk)

Latest Ice Charts

For the latest ice charts, see the Ice Logistics Portal.


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Note: This site is maintained for IICWG by the NOAA@NSIDC team.