JCOMM Technical Report No. 56
JCOMM Expert Team on Sea Ice (ETSI): 3rd Ice Analysts’ Workshop
Ice (ETSI), Dr. Vasily Smolyanitsky (Russian Federation), at 0900 hrs on Tuesday 18 June 2011 at the Danish Meteorological Institute, Copenhagen, Denmark. Dr. Smolyanitsky noted that the Ice Analysts’ Workshops are endorsed by both JCOMM and the International Ice Charting Working Group (IICWG) as being a valuable forum to share knowledge and coordinate ice information services throughout the world. Recognizing the increasing navigation that is taking place in the Arctic, five new METAREAs were created 3 years ago to ensure that Marine Safety Information (MSI) through the Global Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) would be available to mariners in the Arctic. After 2 years of development and testing, 2011 is the year in which GMDSS in these new METAREAs is to become operational. One of the objectives of this workshop is to give ice experts the opportunity to work out the details of coordination of ice information for GMDSS among the Issuing and Preparation Services.