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If you have data, these groups want to hear from you.

IABP (International Arctic Buoy Programme)

Drifting Buoy Data

The objective of the International Arctic Buoy Programme (IABP) is to establish and maintain a network of data buoys in the Arctic Ocean to provide meteorological, sea ice, and oceanographic data for real-time operational requirements and research purposes, including support to the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP), the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), and the World Weather Watch (WWW) Programme. The Programme will build upon cooperation among agencies and institutions with arctic interests.

If you, or somebody you know, is involved in any project(s) that will be deploying buoys in the arctic, the International Arctic Buoy Programme would greatly appreciate your input.

Please contact Ignatius Rigor Ignatius@apl.washington.edu with your plans.

Unified Sea Ice Thickness Climate Data Record

Mean Ice Thickness and Thickness Distribution over modest spatial and/or temporal scales (nominal 1 month or 50 km)

Sea ice thickness is, perhaps, the most important climate state variable that is currently poorly observed, poorly documented, and poorly archived. We as a community can do much better and a unified sea ice thickness data set is an important step forward. This new archive will be a valuable baseline and a continuously growing resource for ongoing work by many groups in understanding, predicting, and adapting to changes in the polar regions.

If you, or somebody you know, is involved in any project(s) that will be collecting data of this type, this group would appreciate your contribution.

Please contact Ron Lindsay lindsay@apl.washington.edu with your data or any questions you may have. Comments and suggestions are also welcome!

Pan-arctic Ice Thickness Database

Ice Thickness from Drill Hole Measurements

Dr. Benjamin Holt is in the process of building a website database for ice thickness data from drill hole measurements. The hope is to build a database that will incorporate ice thickness data from a wide variety of research projects, sponsors, and countries, while developing a network for the exchange of sea ice measurements.

If you, or somebody you know, is involved in any project(s) that will be collecting data of this type, this group would appreciate your contribution.

Please contact Dr. Benjamin Holt benjamin.m.holt@jpl.nasa.gov with your data, or any questions you may have.