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Standing Committees

IICWG Business

Participating Agencies

Terms of Reference
and Charter

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Originally Adopted: 7 October 1999

Most Recently Updated: 19 October 2012

Recognizing the ongoing interest of the nations influenced by ice covered seas in the use and protection of these seas; and further recognizing the value and economics of cooperative activities in operational ice services supporting maritime navigation; the ice charting nations of the world hereby form the International Ice Charting Working Group.

Charter of the International Ice Charting Working Group (PDF, 626 KB)

Attachment One of the Charter - Terms of Reference

Most Recently Updated: 26 October 2007

The terms of reference outline the objectives of the IICWG with respect to the following:

  • Data and Product Exchange
  • Terminology, Data, and Mapping Standards
  • Operations and Customer Support
  • Training
  • Technology for Analysis and Forecasting
  • Applied Science, Research, and Development

Terms of Reference (Attachment One of the Charter) (PDF, 22 KB)

Annex 1 to the Terms of Reference

Most Recently Updated: 26 October 2007

This annex deals with the rotation and responsibilities of the IICWG Co-Chairs and the conduct of meetings.

Annex 1 to the Terms of Reference (PDF, 16 KB)

The current Co-Chairs of the IICWG are the following:

Vanessa L. Griffin
Satellite and Product Operations
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Washington, D.C.
Henrik Steen Andersen
Director (Acting), PhD
Department of Ocean and Ice
Danish Meteorological Institute
Copenhagen, Denmark