(6 October 2014) ASSIST 2.0 is now available! Get the new version.

Ice Watch is the home of the Arctic Shipborne Sea Ice Standardization Tool (ASSIST) Data Network. We provide resources to:

  • record ship based sea ice observations using ASSIST software
  • access data collected on current cruises using ASSIST
  • archive and retrieve past observations

Use Ice Watch to browse and download near real-time cruise data and metadata.

Contact us if you want to use ASSIST in your own data collection campaign.

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View and download cruise data from 2014

sea ice concentration from September 1, 2011
MSR-E Data from University of BremenSpreen, G., L. Kaleschke, and G.Heygster (2008), Sea ice remote sensing using AMSR-E 89 GHz channels. J. Geophys. Res., vol. 113, C02S03, doi:10.1029/2005JC003384.