Earth Observation

Participating in POAC2019 Delft Netherlands

25ᵗʰ International Conference on Port and Ocean Engineering under Arctic Conditions in Delft Netherlands is now over. Iceman.kz has attended with their contribution into community. The following works summarising our experience of working with sea ice in the Caspian were presented for discussions during technical sessions: Early Freeze-up Scenario in the Caspian Sea summarises experience…

Caspian Stamukhi Data Release

ICEMAN.KZ opens access to stamukhi observations database for the Caspian Sea from 2014 to 2019. Interactive summary PowerBi Report and short description of major parameters are published to Data Access section on our website. Report is an easy to use tool to conduct basic queries on the phenomena occurences illustrating distribution of intensity and quantities…

Marine Operations in Ice Covered Waters of Shallowing Caspian

Decreasing water level in the Caspian may soon affect established logistical solutions in the Northern shallow part of it. The POAC paper discusses building access channels to existing and future offshore facilities in the Kazakhstan sector that is more vulnerable to the problem. The major accent is made to sea ice related hazards affecting marine operations in channels through shallow waters based on experience in the Volga Caspian channel (VCC).

Heli E in Gulf of Finland

Iceman.kz in cooperation with aOrion and Quas have conducted trials of aOrion Heli E Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) in the Gulf of Finland in March 2019. Iceman has planned the flights to identify specific ice features for further ice charting purposes and monitored weather to maintain window of opportunity with suitable conditions for operations. aOrion…

Sentinel-2 Automated Processing Launched

Sattelite Imagery Catalogue for the Caspian Sea is now updated with clear and partly cloudy Sentinel-2 images which are useful for ice charting analysis. Records exist since launch of Sentinel-2A in 2015 and are updated automatically on a regular basis. Sample RGB post-processed image is available in our Public folder.

Remote Sensing

ICEMAN.KZ is focused on operations with remote sensing data handling numerous satellite platforms with diverse sensors (mainly SAR). We gained vast experience in data post-processing and automation through years of ice charting operations and intend to share our knowledge through provision of Remote Sensing Services. Sentinel Mission Sentinel Mission within Copernicus Program is the major…

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Frozen Streams at Emba

First ice appearance in the Caspian Sea this year was associated with extreme downsurge opening significant areas of seabed along the Eastern Coastline. Recent acquisition of perfectly cloudless Landsat-8 shows frozen streams of trapped water that was still streaming away from the coast while getting cought with frost. 10 to 15 nautical miles of open…

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.