NANSEN INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL AND REMOTE SENSING CENTRE (NIERSC)
14th Line Street 7, Business Centre “Preobrazhensky’, office 49,Vasilievsky Island
tel: + 7 812 324 5101/5102
Dr. Vladimir A. Volkov
Tel: + 7 8123245102 Mob: + 7 8129250686
The Nansen Center contributes to Arctic ROOS with the satellite monitoring of sea ice and climate research results, as well as MetOcean data, products and services for users, namely methods for supporting navigation in the Northern Sea Route and other ice-covered seas, natural processes simulation/forecasting tools, monitoring coastal currents, wind and wave fields, oil spills, and icebergs based on satellite data processing and historical, in-situ and remote sensing data and numerical modelling tools.
Figure 1. Multiyear ice estimation from passive microwave satellite data provided by NERSC/NIERSC using the NORSEX algorithm, and comparison with NASA Team algorithm and SAR mosaic.
Figure 2. Summer ice area in the Arctic from passive microwave satellite data provided by NERSC/NIERSC from 1978 to 2007.