Earth Observation

First Ice Formation in the Northern Caspian

The third day after the First Ice appeared in the Northern Caspian has given us great opportunity with nice cloudless weather to acquire and process perfect Landsat-8 image. This season’s unique combination of strong Easterlies resulting in extreme water level drop that has opened seabed along the Eastern Coast and drained water from pre-coastal areas…

Freeze-up Forecast is Out

Ice is coming into the Caspian sea in the near future. LLP ICEMAN.KZ proposes detailed analysis and long-term insights for those who need to plan their marine operations in the Northern part of the Sea. Long term insights through October and the first half of November are based on the historical trends as well as…

POAC 2019 Abstract Submissions are Open

Delft University in the Netherlands has launched POAC 2019 website announcing schedule of the conference. Please, visit the website https://www.poac2019.nl/ for more details. We are closing paper collaboration and assistance program in the end of October.

September 2018 Air Temperature Anomaly

Copernicus Climate Change Service publishes air temperature anomaly summary for September. The major observations from the analysis: While most of Europe saw warmer than average temperatures, Eastern and Central part of Kazakhstan were generally colder than average; Caspian sea was in the area of warm anomaly resulting in water temperatures near and just above historical…

POAC 2019

Port and Ocean Engineering under Arctic Conditions (POAC) 2019 will start calling for paper abstracts in the nearest future. This time the conference is going to be held in Delft, Netherlands. The deadline for paper abstract submission is October 17th, 2018. As we are a regular attendant and gave oath to promote this conference in…

2017-2018 End of Season Summary

An average winter if judged with severity by FDD is finished with the last remanants of grounded ice eroding by the end of the first week of April. The season is marked with development of extensive zone of grounded ridges to the West of Kalamkas.

Oil and Gas Exhibition in Almaty

Immediate benefit to development of Ice Charting concepts and sea ice monitoring systems from attending #KIOGE2017. LLP ICEMAN.KZ and ROBOAVIA manufacturing and operating drones will work together to integrate their systems for operational ice reconnaissance missions.         25th Kazakhstan International “Oil & Gas” Exhibition and Conference is going on in Almaty. This…

Free Sentinel data over Caspian

Copernicus continues surprising us with the free Sentinel data availability in the Caspian region. More historical data from preOps period were published to the scientific hub enabling our independent research. This growing number of data frames over the region inreaches our database of ice data making it more reliable.

POAC 2017

As part of the professional development program and our contribution to international scientific community we have attended POAC 2017 in Busan (poac.com), South Korea. There were two articles published by our employees summarizing some of our research and operational experience in ice conditions. This was the third conference attended in a row during the last…

2016-2017 Ice Season is over

And yet another ice season is over in the Caspian. Although it was a relatively warm season not exceeding climatic averages in the region ice extent has reached as far South as Tupkaragan South-Western cape. Calm sea state conditions during break-up revealed scours in the shallow area of Seal Islands. Remote sensing data illustrating both…