The ice charts are produced by the Norwegian Ice Service as part of their operational responsibility for European waters and in addition as a collaboration for Antarctic waters. These ice charts are analyzed and quality controlled by a Sea Ice Analyst. Current ice charts for European waters are available on weekdays (Monday-Friday) and the Antarctic on Mondays (October-April), both after 1500 UTC.
Updated ice charts can also be found as layers in BarentsWatch - ArcticInfo maps under the theme menu "Ice and Weather". The ice chart is also available in Shapefile format (4 files: SHP, SHX, DBF and PRJ) or zipped Sigrid-3 shapefile (zip) for viewing in GIS-software or via API.
Please find additional ice chart access at: Ice chart access points
|Weddell Sea - East
These charts are created between October and April (Austral spring, summer and autumn) as a collaboration project with the U.S. National Ice Center (NIC) and Russian Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute (AARI). An archive is maintained at AARI.