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1 1 International Ice Charting Working Group Sponsored by: U.S. National Ice Center Office of Naval Research Canadian Ice Service Hosted by: Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute

2 2 IICWG-IV April 7-11, 2003 IICWG agenda to be set after outcome is determined from WMO/JCOMM meeting

3 3 Technical Tours Museum displays on: The Arctic Environment History of the Northern Sea Route Culture of Northern Regions Antarctica

4 US/Canada Joint Ice Working Group Sixteenth Meeting held April 29- May 1 in Woods Hole, Mass.

5 JIWG 2002 Standing Committees –Operations, Icebergs, Technology & Systems, Science and Remote Sensing Theme: North American Ice Service –Developed NAIS Plan of Action –NAIS to be signed following signing of umbrella NESDIC/MSC IMOU, anticipated Fall 2002

6 6 IICWG -III Action Items: Plenary 1. Co-chairs of IICWG to inform WMO/JCOMM Sea Ice Expert Team (SIET) that Ms. Cheryl Bertoia will represent IICWG to the SIET. 2. Mr. Klaus Struebing to provide Mr. Eric Madsen with the URL the Baltic Sea Ice Meeting. 3. Ms. Florence Fetterer to place the CEOS Ice Hazards Report on the IICWG website. 4. Each ice center head to provide a training website URL to Mr. Paul Seymour/Mr. Keld Hansen. 5. A working group is established in order to establish guidelines for the development of these training web pages. This group shall include Mr. Seymour (NIC), Mr. Hansen (DMI), Dr. Tangen (DNMI) and Ms. Bourque (CIS). 6. The Data Access Sub-group to work toward release of an informal "request for information" for IICWG Consortium commercial SAR data access within the next six months. DASG to investigate possible relationship of IICWG informal RFI to NOAA formal RFI. 7. DASG to consider expanding work beyond access to space based SAR, to include other near- real-time sensors such as MODIS and QuikScat. 8. DASG to look to future sensors in the 8-10 year time frame and make recommendations to the IICWG. 9. DASG to consider whether to establish itself as a standing committee or to remain a sub-group of Data, Information and Customer Service.

7 7 Action Item Report of the Applied Science & Research Standing Committee IICWG International Ice Charting Working Group

8 Modelling & Data Assimilation (1) Action: –Convene ice/ocean modeling and data assimilation workshop targeted for late 2002 or early location TBD. Summary of workshop outcome to be reported on at IICWG-4 in St. Petersburg. Responsible: –Dennis Conlon, Doug Lamb, Tom Carrieres, Chad Dick, Dean Flett Status: –CIS offered to host but experiencing financial difficulties, TBD (Aug 2002)

9 9 Action: –Coordinate and develop project and/or proposal focussing on data assimilation for submission to funding opportunities. Status: – NASA Data Assimilation Workshop held July 02 at USNA, Annapolis. CIS and NIC attended and presented operational community interests. Modelling & Data Assimilation (2)

10 10 Action: –Attend and present summary & inventory of available digital and non- digital ice service ice archives at ACSYS/CliC-organized Sea Ice Extents Workshop, April'02. COMPLETE Ice Archives & Climatology

11 11 Validation and Analysis (1) Action: –Facilitate timely release of preliminary results and findings from the Healy Cruise. Make data available to other researchers as necessary to support research activities. COMPLETE: JPL final report provided to IICWG members Action: –Continued coordination for Envisat and future Science field validation activities. Continuing

12 12 Action: –Pursue development of project proposal on use of Visible/Infrared data (e.g. for ice typing, classification, cloud-masking, etc.) for submission to funding opportunities. Investigate opportunity for Visiting Scientist visit to DNMI. Responsible: –Lars-Anders Breivik, Roger De Abreu, Doug Lamb Status: –NIC investigating sending Dr Joerg Haarpaintner to DNMI Validation and Analysis (2)

13 13 Validation and Analysis (3) Action: –Provide information to the group and coordinate communication on QuikScat (SeaWinds) data and algorithm access and evaluation. COMPLETE

14 14 Improving Accuracy of Ice Charts & Transition of Science to Operations Action: –Revisit Ice Classification problem. Science groups at each ice centre to consider own requirements and desired methodology for machine-assisted segmentation and classification and exchange ideas and concepts. Ice agencies to develop regional training and validation data sets to allow for training and/or testing of tools and systems. CONTINUING: –NIC will make available a validation data set of 34 manually classified RADARSAT images.

15 15 Action Item Report of the Data, Information and Customer Support Standing Committee IICWG International Ice Charting Working Group

16 16 Data, Information and Customer Support Action Item CD Each ice centre to gather an inventory of ice chart data attributes and post this inventory on the IICWG web by March (Florence Fetterer, NSIDC) –Draft ice chart attributes table is on the IICWG web. Status: Open

17 17 Data, Information and Customer Support Action Item CD IICWG participants to gather information on climatological products produced by each service and provide this information to Florence Fetterer by December (Florence Fetterer, NSIDC) –Draft table of climatological products is now on the IICWG web. Status: Ongoing under GDSIDB.

18 18 Data, Information and Customer Support Action Item CD Colour Code Standard. –Colour code to be finalised by the end of December –Each ice centre to produce internal charts using the agreed colour code for the period January to October 2002 and inform the working group about any difficulties encountered. –Revised colour code to be presented to the JCOMM Expert Team on Sea Ice in October 2002 for adoption.

19 19 Data, Information and Customer Support Action Item CD Nomenclature for Ice decay (Vasily Smolyanitsky, Roger De Abreu) –Investigate inter-relationship between traditional stages of melt and new ice strength index with respect to physical process in seasonal cycle and movement of ships in ice. –Improve exchange of ice melt / strength science (past, present, future) within IICWG. –Prepare progress report for JCOMM Expert Team on Sea Ice in October Recommend move to Science Committee

20 20 Data, Information and Customer Support Action Item CD Common training activities (Task group) –Request Noetix to formally issue Offer to Purchase. –NIC to coordinate the mechanics of CBT purchase by individual IICWG members. –NIC to coordinate the participation in further CBT module development by IICWG members. –Ad hoc training committee to develop and distribute guidelines for creation of training web pages by IICWG members. –All member ice services to create training web pages to be linked to master IICWG training web page. Web page development to be completed NLT IICWG IV Status: NIC has beta copy of IICWG website generated (Aug 2002). Looking for links to training websites at other centers.

21 21 Data, Information and Customer Support Action Item CD XML Sea Ice Nomenclature (Vasily Smolyanitsky). –Develop an XML WMO nomenclature on ice sea together with JCOMM Expert Team on Sea to be included in the JCOMM XML Marine Glossary. Status: COMPLETE

22 22 Data, Information and Customer Support Action Item CD Data Access Subgroup. –Data access subgroup to work toward releasing an RFI for SAR data access before June –Data access subgroup to consider expanding work beyond access to space based SAR, e.g. MODIS, QuikScat etc. –Look to future data sources.. In the 8-10 years time frame. –Consider if expanded roles require this group to become an independent standing committee. Status: DASG will remain a sub-group, co-chaired by Mike Manore and Henrik Steen Andersen. DASG will expand to focus on non-SAR sensors.

23 23 Data, Information and Customer Support Action Item CD ShapeFiles. –Develop a formal definition for the format for ice chart archiving data based on the ShapeFile and SIGRID code proposal and publicize to all IICWG members. –Develop appropriate supporting XML style sheets and schema definition Status: –SIGRID-3 proposal to be presented to ETSI. –Stylesheet developed; FGDC Schema definition needs to be modified, tested and accepted


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