IICWG Meetings

Next Meeting

The 20th Meeting of the IICWG will be held in Copenhagen, Denmark September 23-27, 2019.

Most Recent Meeting

IICWG-XIX, September 2018

Theme: Ice Information for Navigating the Sub-Polar Seas

IICWG 2018 Group Photo
IICWG-XIX Participant Group Photo

The 19th meeting of the IICWG was held in Helsinki, Finland September 24-28, 2018.

Previous Meetings

Seventeenth IICWG Meeting, October 2016

Theme: From Models to Forecast Products for Sea Ice and Icebergs

IICWG Group Photo 2016
IICWG-XVII Participant Group Photo

The 17th IICWG Meeting was held in Ottawa, Canada on October 24-28, 2016. Below are links to the reports from the meeting.

Fifteenth IICWG Meeting, October 2014

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

IICWG Group Photo 2014
IICWG-XV Participant Group Photo

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. Below are links to the report from the meeting.

Fourteenth IICWG Meeting, October 2013

Theme: Ice Information for Marine Safety and Security

IICWG 2013 Group Photo
IICWG-XIV Participant Group Photo

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 2012

Theme: New Products – What Comes After Ice Charts?

IICWG 2012 Group Photo
IICWG-XIII Participant Group Photo

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.

Eleventh IICWG Meeting, October 2010
IICWG 2010 Group Photo
IICWG-XI Participant Group Photo

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 2009
IICWG 2009 Group Photo
IICWG-X Participant Group Photo

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 2008
IICWG 2008 Group Photo
IICWG-IX Participant Group Photo

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 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).

IICWG 2007 Group Photo
IICWG-VIII Participant Group Photo

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.

IICWG VII Group Photo

IICWG-VII Participant Group Photo

Sixth IICWG Meeting, October 2005

Theme: International Ice Services - The Next Five Years

IICWG-VI Participant Group Photo

The North American Ice Service hosted the 6th International Ice Chart Working Group Meeting in Ottawa, Canada.

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.

IICWG-V Participant Group Photo. Image courtesy of Klaus Strübing.

Fourth IICWG Meeting, April 2003
IICWG 2004 Group Photo
IICWG-IV Participant Group Photo

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
IICWG 2001
IICWG-II Participant Group Photo

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
IICWG 1999 Group Photo
IICWG-I Participant Group Photo. Photo courtesy of: Vasily Smolyanitsky

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.