Operations in Sea Ice-Covered Waters

The goal of this initiative is to establish a network on Safe and Economic Operations in Seasonally Sea Ice-Covered Waters (OpSIce), a circum-Arctic network of expertise in northern Norway in order to promote exchange and cooperation between research and industry at regional, national and international scale. The network is intended to assist in knowledge transfer and the specification of key industrial demands, giving special attention to economic and safe operations.

OpSIce is supported by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs from January 2014 until 2017.

Other related projects:

  • Arktisk Maritim Klynge (AMK), a network of stakeholders in arctic shipping in northern Norway
  • SARiNOR, a project on Search and Rescure in the high North
  • Sea Ice Prediction Network (SIPN), aiming to compile and produce sea ice datasets relevant for sea ice prediction
  • IRO-2, an ice prediction and route optimization project

 

OpSIce project partners
Christian Petrich Norut Narvik (project lead)
Tor Husjord Maritimt Forum Nord, Narvik
Bjørn Gunnarsson Center for High North Logistics, Kirkenes (CHNL)
Morten Mejlænder-Larsen DNV GL, Høvik (DNV GL)
Rune Storvold Norut Tromsø
Pierre Rampal Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center, Bergen (NERSC)
Aleksey Marchenko University Center in Svalbard (UNIS)
Anne Barker National Research Council Canada (NRC Canada)
Hajo Eicken University of Alaska Fairbanks, USA (UAF)
Lennart Fransson Luleå University of Technology, Sweden (LTU)
Stefan Hendricks Alfred Wegener Institute, Germany (AWI)
Stefan Hendricks Drift and Noise Polar Consulting, Germany
Carl Egede Bøggild Center for Arktisk Teknologi, Denmark (ARTEK)
Lars Kaleschke Universität Hamburg, Germany
Nick Hughes Meteorologisk institutt, Norway (met.no)
Kari Kolari VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT)
Alfred Hansen Aker Solutions, Tromsø
Sönke Maus Sea Ice Consulting S. Maus, Oslo
Adrienne Tivy Canadian Ice Service (CIS)