Ice Service Resources

General Information on Ice Charts:

Understanding the ice charts

Description of ice analysis chart 

National Ice Service Information:

International Ice Charting Working Group (IICWG)

List of National Sea Ice Services

World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Affiliations:

Global Cryosphere Watch (GCW)

Study Group on WMO Cryosphere Crosscutting Functions: Global Cryosphere Watch (SG-CRYO)

Marine Meteorology and Oceanography Programme (MMOP)

World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Documentation:

Technical Regulations, Volume I - General Meteorological Standards and Recommended Practices: WMO 49 [PDF]

Manual on Marine Meteorological Services - Volume I: WMO 558 [PDF]

Sea Ice Nomenclature: WMO 259 [PDF]

Sea Ice Services of the World: WMO 574 [PDF]

JCOMM, 2012, Electronic Chart Systems Ice Objects Catalogue, version 5.1 (draft). [PDF]

WMO, 2010, SIGRID-3: A vector archive format for sea ice charts, JCOMM-TR-23, WMO/TD-NO.1214. [PDF]

International Maritime Organization (IMO) Documentation:

IMO (2016). Polar Code. International Maritime Organization ISBN 978-92-801-16281 [PDF]

International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS), 1974, as amended [PDF]