Earth Observation

Caspian Sea Sat Log

  SatLog Parameters Power BI based viewer above visualizes records of satellite images available over the region of the Northern Caspian Sea since 2000. The catalogue is regularly updated with newly acquired images that were processed for regional ice database maintained by ICEMAN.KZ. Satellite Type Dataset is majorly based on free-to-use data published by NASA…

Seasonal Changes in Air Tempreature Distribution over Caspian

One of the greatest challenges in making use of BigData (such as Ice and Metocean regional set, for example) is visualizing it in a comprehensive way. This video illustrates regional air temperature development in the Caspian region for 2016-2017 winter using raw ECMWF reanalysis data. It also plots the graph for a point in the…

Data Access

Caspian Sea Satellite Data Summary Summary contains records of all freely available satellite images covering the the Northern Caspian Sea sorted by type of sattelite, cloudness if applicable and coverage of forecast zones along with overall rating of usability for sea ice analysis. Ice & Metocean Dashboard Dashboard summarises both historical and operationally processed data…

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.

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.

Ice Forecasts

Strategic Planning and Long-term Forecasting Services Forecasting services are an add-on to the operational services and cannot be performed independently as require underlaying database as described above to run statistical calculus. However, these forecasts are the essential part of the information supply that allows efficient use of resources and planning. Window of Opportunity Analysis Maintaining…

Research and Development

As ice monitoring operations take place in the winters Company has sufficient time to conduct research and development activities. These are mainly targeted to collection of historical databases for various areas in the world where we provide or plan to provide our services, investigation of new data sources on the market of satellite images and…

2015-2016 End of Season Recap

Extremely mild season is now finished. It was a late start of the season when significant ice cover has developped only the first week of January. This has resulted in a thin ice cover and maximum thickness that was reached was insufficient to sustain ice late into March.

Ice Fieldwork

Ice Monitoring services in the field are essential for ground proofing of satellite data interpretation used in Ice Charting Operations and to collect data for Ice Engineering purposes. Depending on complexity of monitoring program to support a project we can provide the following services in the field: In-situ manned monitoring of ice features distribution and their…

2014-2015 Ice Season Summary

Just another average winter in the Caspian. Extensive freeze-up second half of November with first ice forming along Northern and Eastern coasts. Maximum extent was achieved in January. All ice was gone by the end of March when recuring ice formation took place extending season for several more days.