Activities:

  • Barents Sea, and particularly the north-east part/ ice conditions survey. Information and data collection by use of SAR images and existing information:
  • Literature studies State-of-the-Art studies regarding categorization of ice/weather condition/ ice drift-patterns, data collection & mining, climate data, temperatures, state of the art analysis.
  • Use of satellite Radar images for mapping and monitoring the marine environment:
    • Sea ice extent, concentration and thickness in Barents Sea, seasonal variation and ice, collect and document ice conditions information/ analyze and deduct statistical average values vs. thickness and concentration, prepare inputs for WP 4
    • FY ridge statistics/concentration in Barents Sea (number of ridges /km2 and degree of ridging).
  • Demonstration of using very high resolution (<10m) SAR frames for ridge detection, collect and document ice ridge geometrical information, analyze and deduct statistical average values vs. geometry and thickness and concentration, prepare inputs for WP 4 – Ice berg statistics in Barents Sea, number of icebergs/ km2 also from archived SAR data.
  • Collect and document ice berg geometrical information, analyze and deduct statistical average values vs. geometry and thickness and concentration, prepare inputs for WP 4.
  • To create and collect information generated from Remote Sensing/satellite data, and to analyze and prepare such data for the purpose of mathematical modelling of sea ice, ice ridges and ice bergs for application in industrial operations and developments are new and represents a potential step forward with regards to accessibly of the Barents Sea and a contribution to increased security and safety in potential activities.