2018-2020. ASIP project, Automated Sea Ice Products
Together with the Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI) and the Danish Technical University (DTU), HARNVIG
Arctic & Maritime have been granted close to 1 mill. euro by the Danish Innovation Foundation for developing
an automated process to digitalize the ice information retrieved from Sentinel1 and AMSR2 data.
The role for HARNVIG is to conduct market analyses and commercialization of the end products, as well as
design of the end products. One of the aims is to be able to provide a fully automated data processing chain
which provides steady and reliable ice information directly into e.g. ECDIS and Decision Support System, either
on board the vessels or to Fleet Control Centers all over the globe.
Q1 - 2018. Daily Ice Reports and Operational Assessment
RV Tangaroa, a research vessel owned and operated by NIWA, New Zealand, carried out a six-week voyage to
Antarctica and the Southern Ocean between 9 February and 21 march 2018 with scientists from NIWA and the
University of Auckland.
HARNVIG Arctic & Maritime, together with PolarView, supported the expedition by providing Ice & Metocean data
and Daily Ice Reports, Ice Charts and Satellite images. All data were analyzed and interpreted according to the
operational criteria for the expedition, and an operational assessment as well as weather and ice warnings were
provided to the crew on a daily basis.
Winter 2016-2017. Daily Ice Reports and Operational Assessment.
The Cable Layer M/V Isaac Newton trenched two 180 MW power cables across Northumberland Strait from
mainland Canada to Prince Edward Island during the harsh winter. The vessel is owned by Belgium shipping
company Jan de Nul.
The trenching equipment was sensitive to sea ice, and HARNVIG Arctic & Maritime provided daily ice monitoring
and operational assessment of the loads on the equipment. Very detailed ice forecasting was necessary, as the
crew had to recover the equipment in case of too much ice in the area. Also Freeze-up and Break-up forecasting
were provided for optimizing demobilization and mobilization of the vessel during the peak of winter.