Earth Observation

Kashagan in ice

New ice coming to Kashagan was caught with freely available and luckily cloudless Sentinel-2. Image illustrates ice and structures interaction in the scale of full field in a cluster of artificial islands. Other locations are available on a dedicated page of our site.

2019/2020 Winter is here

Invasion of cold air from Siberia has triggered formation of new ice along the northern and eastern coasts of North Caspian Sea area. Air temperature in October was higher than the average during the last 10 years, but early in November there was a sudden drop which resulted in faster cooling of the water. The…

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…

2018-2019 Ice Season Closure in the Caspian

2018-2019 ice season is finished in the Caspian Sea. It was one of the mildest winters during the last years despite the earliest start with first ice forming on November 12th. Early date of last ice in mid-March was good time for operators to switch to summer fleet. The short video illustrates how it went…

Break-up in the Caspian Sea

Ice Cover has started breaking up intensively in the Caspian. Strong winds anticipated in the next few days will lead to destruction of majority of ice cover. However, whatever is left in the region will be melting away with warmer air temperature and increasing influx of solar radiation. You can observe performance of our thermal…

Ice gouges in Caspian Sea

Springtime and open water season is approaching fast. Each year ice cover melts in shallow waters of Caspian Sea and start revealing the artwork of nature – multiple gouges on the seabed plunged by stamukhi and ridge keel during winter time. Landsat-8 image from March 2017 shows the perfect shot illustrating the process.

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…

Caspian SatLog Online

ICEMAN.KZ presents satellite imagery catalogue containing list of images for the Caspian Sea since 2000. It has parameters associated with each image allowing to assess usability of the dataset for ice charting purposes. These are cloud cover, spatial coverage and temporal gap for each area of interest sorted by type of satellite. Quick guide how…