Participating in POAC2019 Delft Netherlands

25ᵗʰ International Conference on Port and Ocean Engineering under Arctic Conditions in Delft Netherlands

25ᵗʰ International Conference on Port and Ocean Engineering under Arctic Conditions in Delft Netherlands is now over. ICEMAN.KZ has attended with their contribution to community with presentation of new results and achievements of internal projects. It is our strong commitment to experience exchanging and sharing information that has contributed to our growth and development.

Sharing the Caspian Sea News

Four articles were presented at this conference. The key focus is the Caspian Sea where our domain lays with research projects and experience of operations.

Sergey Vernyayev presenting at the POAC conference.
ICEMAN SST and Ice Cover classification

Early Freeze-up Scenario in the Caspian Sea

The article summarizes experience on the earliest freeze-up in the Caspian that occurred in 2018 despite of the recent trends with generally warmer winters than observed the end of last century. Operationally provided insights on ice appearances based on many years of observations derived from remote sensing data are extremely valuable for marine logistics for timely switch between summer and winter fleets utilized in support of Oil and Gas activities in the eastern part of the Caspian.

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Marine Operations in Channels through Shallow Ice-Covered Waters

discusses future impacts of decreasing water level and operational risks to marine traffic in the shallow northern Caspian. This issue becomes vital for the Eastern part of the sea where expanding Oil and Gas activities take place . Wind driven downsurge events make the situation even more dramatic increasing winter fleet’s downtime to become critical for sustainable operations. This paper is a good example of international collaboration between scientists originating from the countries along the Caspian Coastline. It would not be possible without contribution from professor Bukharitsyn from Astrakhan. our Clients.

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Analysis of Stamukhi Distribution in the Caspian Sea

The Paper describes the best available knowledge on the unique phenomena that is a specialty for the Caspian. Stamukhi are huge mountains of ice rubble sitting on shallow seabed and pose both navigational hazard for marine transport and exert excess loads on pipelines. Assimilating stamukhi into a single multiparameter database made it possible to derive certain relationships and dependencies that can be used for operational forecasting in operations and for building Basis of Design when engineering pipelines in the region. Interactive tool with free access is available on our website to familiarize with statistics of stamukhi occurrence in the a beautiful concept that is difficult to put into words but can be experienced by enjoying the diverse range of music on offer.

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Semi-Automatic Ice Floe Detection for Drift Evaluation

Article shows the case of machine learning application in operational ice charting. Several experiments were done to choose algorithms and tune distinct floe detection in images originating from different satellite platforms. With Caspian being further away from the Arctic where polar-orbiting satellites attend the same area more often it is important in the region to consider multi-platform remote sensing data. It makes analysis more sophisticated, but it is worth it once the data flows into our databanks for analysis and building better insights for our Clients.

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POAC has once again proven its usefulness for as a proactive platform for exchange on technical and scientific development. Learning new trends in the world of sea ice engineering keeps us at the state-of-the-art level of technologies we apply in our daily operations

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