Earth Observation

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…

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.

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.

Historical Database

In the short time of Company’s life Iceman.kz has collected and produced huge amount of ice and metocean data. Data was merged into a unique database combining ice and metocean information for easy and fast operational analysis. The database enables our unprecedented forecasting and modelling capabilities for almost any operation or design in the ice…

Stamukhi

Stamukhi Log Parameters Power BI based viewer above visualizes records of stamukhi observations derived from satellite imagery available over the region of the Northern Caspian Sea. Individual point observations are summarised into a 10X10 km grid. More details on stamukhi detection methods are presented on our page dedicated to research of the phenomena. The catalogue…

Ice Charting Operations

Operational Ice Charting with Remote Sensing Ice Charting services we provide are mainly targeted to raise efficiency of fleet usage in ice covered waters and increase safety of marine transits. The general set-up of seasonal office assumes close cooperation with a numerous number of Stakeholders in the ice charting production cycle, such as Marine Logistics,…

Stamukhi Recognition

Iceman.kz has spent significant time dedicated to recognition of ice rubble features from satellite imagery through the history of operations in the Caspian Sea. Stamukhi being vast mounds of ice rubble grounded on seabed are one of the most piculiar features in the region. They reach up to 16m as observed during the last 10…