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.


  • The 18th meeting of the IICWG will be held in Hobart, Tasmania September 25-29, 2017
  • Call for Agenda Items (PDF 473 KB, Mar. 2017)

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)

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.


For access to these Wiki pages, contact the IICWG Secretariat for login credentials.

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