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…

Mild start of winter in 2018

Prorva area has frozen up after extreme low water level event earlier in the winter with ice cover stating attached to the shore. Drifting Ice was stopped by Kashagan structures. With cold air invasion new ice is forming over water west of artificial islands there. Perfect shot was made with NASA’s cloudless Landsat-8. These Images…

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…

First Ice Formation in the Northern Caspian

The third day after the First Ice appeared in the Northern Caspian has given us great opportunity with nice cloudless weather to acquire and process perfect Landsat-8 image. This season’s unique combination of strong Easterlies resulting in extreme water level drop that has opened seabed along the Eastern Coast and drained water from pre-coastal areas…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Ice Services

Operational ice information distribution services were developed to ensure efficient use of resources and safety of marine activities in ice covered waters. Our Company delivers ice consulting in three different forms: Ice Charting on regional scale with use of remote sensing means used to plan and facilitate marine supply chain; In-Situ Ice Monitoring on vessel…

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,…