Earth Observation

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…

Automated Quicklooks

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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…

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…

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…

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…

Operational ice charting in mid-latitudes using NRT SAR imagery

Geological Remote Sensing Group (www.grsg.org.uk/) has published presentation with our small project performed in cooperation with Kongsberg Satellite Services (www.ksat.no) in the autumn of 2016. The project on visual recognition of stamukhi (grounded ice rubble features in the Caspian) using variety of satellite images was presented by Carles Debart at the GRSG conference in London…

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…

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…