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Iceberg in sea ice

Photo courtesy of International Ice Patrol.

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.

Fifteenth IICWG Meeting

27 October 2014 - IICWG XV News Release:

Ice Information Services of the World Extend Efforts to Improve
Navigation Safety from the Arctic to Antarctic Waters
(PDF, 226 KB)

The 15th Meeting of the IICWG was held October 20-25, 2014 in Punta Arenas, Chile at the invitation of the Chilean Navy Meteorological Service.

Related Documentation

New IICWG Co-Chair

18 September 2014: Due to recent reorganisations at the Danish Meteorological Institute, Henrik Steen Andersen must transfer his IICWG co-chair obligations to his colleague Peter Skovgaard Rasch, Director of the DMI Centre for Ocean and Ice. Peter will assume the responsibilities of IICWG co-chair immediately.

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: Marja-Liisa Tuomola, Finnish Meteorological Institute (Tel: +358 50 31 00 879, marja-liisa.tuomola@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: Marzena Sztobryn, Institute of Meteorology and Water Management (Tel: +48 22 5694100, marzenna.sztobryn@imgw.pl)

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

Sweden: Robert Olsson, SMHI / Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (Tel: +46 (0)11 495 8570, Robert.olsson@smhi.se)

United States: Pablo Clemente-Colón, U.S. National Ice Center (Tel: +1 301-817-3944, Pablo.Clemente-Colon@noaa.gov)

IICWG Secretariat: John.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)

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