Seasonal Videos on Youtube

Iceman.kz publishes ice and metocean data over the Caspian sea visualized with this series of short videos. The videos show a small portion of the database we collected processed and generated during the last years. The major sources of data for our ice observation and monitoring program are free source by Copernicus and NASA and…

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…

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-1 Temporal Multiband Sea Ice Dynamics Analysis at Kashagan

Video is generated from Sentinel data from Compernicus Science Hub as part of sea ice cover stability assessment in the Northern Caspian and contains frames from 2014 to 2019.It is a by-product of automated analysis defining stable/mobile areas and distribution of significant ridged features in the region. The algorithm has passed its testing phase for…

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…

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…

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…

ACV Support in Ice Covered Waters

Considering the water level decreasing significantly during the last years and most of the long-term expectations being its further reduction it is most likely the ACVs will start playing bigger role in the logistical chain for offshore operations. As most of the products above are mainly targeted for Ice Breaking Vessels support where degree of…