SPICES - Space-borne observations for detecting and forecasting sea ice cover extremes
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The SPICES is developing new methods to retrieve sea ice parameters in order to provide enhanced products for polar operators and prediction systems, specifically addressing extreme and unexpected conditions.
Automatic remote sensing products traditionally provide general information on sea ice conditions such as ice extent and concentration. However, for ice charting, tactical navigation and management of offshore activities much more important is to know and avoid hazardous sea ice conditions. In general, sea ice hazards are related to sea ice thickness.