Canadian Ice Service Archive (CISA)

As home of the Canadian Ice Service Archive (CISA), we manage a vast collection of historical ice data that is updated daily. We draw upon this data to meet the specific needs of our clients. Why Do We Maintain an Ice Archive? We do it for different reasons, namely: 1) Climate studies: historical ice data can serve a wide variety of scientific and commercial purposes, such as general research efforts, planning activities, ship design, and so on. 2) Legal purposes: we also maintain records for legal purposes. Our ice information can be useful, for instance, in the case of investigations following shipping accidents, insurance purposes, etc. 3) Other uses: Planning for re-supply activities, tourism, fishing, environmental impact studies, and engineering studies for the construction of facilities (bridges, harbours, drilling platforms) in ice-covered waters. What Kind of Information Do We Keep? The Canadian Ice Service Archive includes data in various forms: 1) Ice and iceberg charts in several types of media (paper, microfilm, and digital formats); 2) A large collection of aircraft and satellite imagery; and 3) Bulletins and other text documents. Access to the On-line Canadian Ice Service Archive Data: 1) Daily Ice Analysis Charts (since 1999), 2) Regional Ice Analysis Charts, 3) Weekly Ice Thickness and On-Ice Snow Depth Measurements for Canadian stations The Canadian Ice Service Archive also hosts several other collections off-line. See website.

Metadata Access
Creator The Canadian Ice Service and contributors
Publisher Canadian Cryospheric Information Network
Contributor Polar Data Catalogue
Publication Year 2014
Rights Research programs, CCIN, or ArcticNet take no liability for the use or transmission of this data
OpenAccess true
Contact pdc(at); pdc(at)
Language English
Format Computer file
Discipline Environmental Research
Spatial Coverage (-141.000W, 41.500S, -52.000E, 85.000N)
Temporal Coverage Begin 1968-01-01T00:00:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 2009-12-31T00:00:00Z