Caspian Stamukhi Data Release

ICEMAN.KZ opens access to stamukhi observations database for the Caspian Sea from 2014 to 2019. Interactive summary PowerBi Report and short description of major parameters are published to Data Access section on our website. Report is an easy to use tool to conduct basic queries on the phenomena occurences illustrating distribution of intensity and quantities…

Ice gouges in Caspian Sea

Springtime and open water season is approaching fast. Each year ice cover melts in shallow waters of Caspian Sea and start revealing the artwork of nature – multiple gouges on the seabed plunged by stamukhi and ridge keel during winter time. Landsat-8 image from March 2017 shows the perfect shot illustrating the process.

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…

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…

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 is given on our page dedicated to research of the phenomena. The catalogue…

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…