The project

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Photo by Jens Jakobsen, DMI

About ASIP


ASIP (Automated downstream Sea Ice Products) was a danish R&D project (Nov. 2017 - Feb. 2021) with the aim of developing an automatic sea ice product service which can meet the increased demands for better and more timely sea ice information, to improve efficiency and safety of marine operations in Greenland waters.

This should be done by taking advantage of the vast amount of free and available data from the Copernicus Sentinel satellites and by using novel machine learning techniques for satellite data fusion and sea-ice information retrival.

The ASIP project was carried out in collaboration between the Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI), the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) and Harnvig Arctic & Maritime. These partners together holding a wide expertise within sea ice services and applications development, microwave remote sensing and advanced computing methods. ASIP was a Grand Solutions project funded by Innovation Fund Denmark and partners. 

The ASIP end products is made freely available through the DMI Ice Service to ensure maximum value creation for public and commercial users, as well as for new initiatives and derivative applications.