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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.

Latest News

  • 17th meeting of the IICWG will be held 24-28 October 2016 in Canada
  • 5th Ice Analyst Workshop (PDF 82 KB) will be held 16-20 May 2016 at the National Ice Center in Suitland, MD, USA.

Sixteenth IICWG Meeting

IICWG-XVI Executive Summary (PDF 74 KB, Oct. 2015)

22 October 2015: IICWG XVI News Release (PDF 191 KB)

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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: 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)

Latest Ice Charts

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