Ice regimes
The main purpose of this task is to develop a description of a set of ice regimes (scenarios) expected to be found in most circumpolar areas of interest for oil activities.

Planning of arctic operations needs information on ice conditions expected in the actual area at the actual period of time.

In order to identify “windows of opportunity” for various kinds of operation precise information on ice cover, ice thickness and ice type/category is essential. Knowledge of the ice regimes is necessary for establishing probable scenarios for testing of equipment at meso-scale and in the field, as well as preparation of a generic oil spill contingency guideline

Published November 13, 2006

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