The international project Ice Operations has had a summing up meeting to present the progress it achieved over the current year with regard to research on sea-ice conditions, simulation and forecast, and ice mechanics.
The current year kept NArFU experts busy working in quite a few research domains. One particular deliverable is the analytical report covering the ice conditions in the Pechora Sea and Barents water area, and the risk simulation practices for evaluating threats to Arctic offshore projects. There is a plan to do more joint research to perfect the numerical modeling schemes for calculating ice loads that are likely to be sustained by offshore platforms.
In the final part of their meeting, the partners have drafted an action plan for the next period of the project, which includes expeditions, with one onboard NArFU’s Arctic Floating University 2021, research and training events, and venues to be co-hosted with businesses.
NArFU Department of International Cooperation