Data, Information, and Customer Support Standing Committee (DICSSC)

Action Items

DICSSC Action Items (Sep 2018)

Terms of Reference

Data, Information and Customer Support Standing Committee (DICSSC) Terms of Reference (Jul. 2018)


Penny Wagner
Norwegian Ice Service 
Tromsø, Norway

Alvaro Scardilli
Argentine Naval Hydrographic Service
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Antti Kangas
Finnish Meteorological Institute
Helsinki, Finland


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Committee Reports and Presentations

Interoperable Data Formats - Action Item DC 6.1.1 Reference Material and Discussion at IICWG VII, Helsinki

Interoperable Data Formats - Special Session at IICWG VI, Ottawa

Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS) Material

Sea Ice Mapping Systems - Presentations and Reports (see also items under the Standing Committee on Applied Science and Research)

  • SIMS Architecture.
    A draft presentation with recommendations, introduction, and summary page added (changes in green). Send comments, additions, and changes to Paul Seymour. Later versions will be posted on this page.
  • SIMS Introduction and Summary.
    This presentation is intended to summarize IMS progress and issues for all of IICWG-V, on Thursday April 22, 2004, 13:30. Send comments, additions, and changes to Paul Seymour. We will work on this at the meeting in the standing committee breakout as well.
  • Providing METOC Data in SIMS: A Capabilities/Feasibility Study Prepared for the U.S. National Ice Center.
    This white paper outlines the U.S. National Ice Center's position regarding operational aspects of incorporating meteorology data in SIMS, their sea ice mapping system. While specific to NIC, aspects of the challenges faced by NIC may be of interest to other centers.

Sea Ice Mapping Systems - Requirements

Sea Ice and Iceberg Training Modules - Action Item DC 16-5

These modules were compiled together in 2016 by the DICSSC Co-chairs and Secretariat to fulfill to an IICWG 2015 Action Item DC 16-5: Make a list of publicly available sea ice training modules and set a link to them on the IICWG web-site. The following lists provide links to resources for sea ice and iceberg training.

Resources from UCAR's MetEd:

Other Sites:

Resources on YouTube

  • Ice in the Climate System: Undergraduate level lecture from Yale Courses discussing the five types of ice in the climate system: sea ice, ice sheets, ice shelves, icebergs, and mountain glaciers.
  • Ice and Climate Change: Undergraduate level lecture from Yale Courses discussing how the ice on earth is sensitive to climate change and how ice plays a role in the climate change processes.