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Fifteenth IICWG Meeting, October 20-25, 2014

Theme: Ice Information in the Southern Ocean – Status, Challenges, and the Future

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

 


Fourteenth IICWG Meeting, October 21-25, 2013

Theme: Ice Information for Marine Safety and Security

The 14th meeting of the International Ice Charting Working Group was held in Reykjavik, Iceland on 21-25 October 2013. The University of Iceland and the Icelandic Meteorological Office hosted the meeting. Below are links to the report from the meeting.

 


Thirteenth IICWG Meeting, October 15-19, 2012

Theme: New Products – What Comes After Ice Charts?

The 13th meeting of the International Ice Charting Working Group was held in Tromsø, Norway on 15-19 October 2012. The Norwegian Meteorological Institute hosted the meeting. Below are links to the report from the meeting.

 


Twelfth IICWG Meeting, October 17-21, 2011

The 12th meeting of the International Ice Charting Working Group was held in Cambridge, U.K. on 17-21 October 2011. The British Antarctic Survey hosted the meeting. Below are links to the report from the meeting.

 


Eleventh IICWG Meeting, October 18-22, 2010

The 11th meeting of the International Ice Charting Working Group was held in Washington D.C. on 18-22 October 2010. The National Ice Center hosted the meeting.

 


Tenth IICWG Meeting, October 12-16, 2009

The 10th meeting of the International Ice Charting Working Group (IICWG) was held in Geneva Switzerland on 12-16 October, 2009 and was hosted by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).

 


Ninth IICWG Meeting, October 20-24, 2008

The 9th meeting of the International Ice Charting Working Group (IICWG) was held in Luleå, Sweden on 20-24 October, 2008, and it was hosted by the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI).

 


Eighth IICWG Meeting, October 22-26, 2007

The 8th meeting of the International Ice Charting Working Group (IICWG) was held in Frascati, Italy, 22-26 October, 2007. It was hosted by the European Space Agency’s Centre for Earth Observation (ESRIN).


NEWS RELEASE: 2007 Arctic Ice Retreat Concerns National Ice Services

Frascati, Italy, October 23, 2007— The International Ice Charting Working Group (IICWG), meeting at ESRIN in Frascati, issued the following statement today:

“In September 2007, the Arctic sea ice reached the minimum extent in the history of ice charting based on satellite, aircraft, and surface observations, continuing a recent trend of diminishing sea ice that began in the 1980’s and has accelerated. While there will still be natural inter-annual variability, the decline is likely to continue.

“The Arctic is already experiencing an increase in shipping, primarily for oil and gas development and tourism, and we can expect to see further increases as diminishing ice extent makes Arctic marine transportation more viable. The IICWG members are working with national and international authorities to help ensure that Arctic navigation develops with the utmost regard for the safety of people, property, and the environment.

“The IICWG cautions that sea ice and icebergs will continue to present significant hazards to navigation for the foreseeable future. The Arctic will still have a winter ice cover that will linger into summer for varying lengths of time depending on a range of conditions.”

Read the full news release: HTML, PDF (456 KB)

 


Seventh IICWG Meeting, September 2006

The Finnish Institute of Marine Research hosted the 7th International Ice Chart Working Group Meeting in Helsinki, Finland. The meeting, and associated Science Workshop, took place 24-29 September. It was organized by the Finnish ice service through a local committee led by Ari Seina.

 

Group Photo

 



Sixth IICWG Meeting, October 2005

The North American Ice Service hosted the 6th International Ice Chart Working Group Meeting in Ottawa, Canada. The theme of the meeting was:

International Ice Services - The Next Five Years

The meeting was organized by the Canadian Ice Service through a local committee led by Roger De Abreu. It was held from 25-28 October 2005, with an associated IICWG Science Workshop on 24 October. You may download the files below for more information. Also see Standing Committees.

 


Fifth IICWG Meeting, April 2004

The fifth meeting of the International Ice Charting Working Group (IICWG) was held April 20-23, 2004, in Hamburg Germany. Additionally, the science workshop, entitled "Information Extraction and Ice Modeling - Steps towards Data Assimilation," was held on Monday, April 19. To access presentations given at the meetings, please see the agendas below.

 


Fourth IICWG Meeting, April 2003

The fourth meeting of the IICWG was held in St Petersburg, Russian Federation, April 7-11, 2003. It was hosted by and convened at the Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute (AARI) and sponsored by the U.S. National Ice Center, Canadian Ice Service, the U.S. Office of Naval Research Polar Programs, and the Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute.

 


Third IICWG Meeting, November 2001

The third annual meeting of the IICWG was held in Troms¿, Norway, November 14-16, 2001. It was hosted by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute (DNMI) and sponsored by the the Office of Naval Research Polar Programs, the Norwegian Meteorological Institute, the U.S. National Ice Center, and the Canadian Ice Service.

 


Second IICWG Meeting, October 2000

The second meeting of the IICWG was held at Grand Hotel Reykjav’k, Iceland, October 3-5, 2000. The meeting was hosted by the Icelandic Meteorological Office, and sponsored by the U.S. National Ice Center, the Office of Naval Research - Europe, the Icelandic Meteorological Office, and the Canadian Ice Service.

 


First IIWCG Meeting, October 1999

The IICWG was formed at a meeting held at the Danish Meteorological Institute in Copenhagen, 5-7 Oct 1999. The meeting was sponsored by the U.S. National Ice Center, the Office of Naval Research (Europe), the Danish Meteorological Institute, and the Canadian Ice Service.