Arctic Ocean 2016 - Ice Thickness Camera Images


This study is part of the collection Arctic Ocean 2016

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Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Hans-Martin Heyn - NTNU AMOS - Centre for Autonomous Marine Operations and Systems


This dataset contains data collected during the Canadian-Swedish expedition Arctic Ocean 2016. The research cruise took place August through September 2016, using the icebreaker Oden.

For ship data from the cruise, as well as graphics and files describing the route, see

For descriptions of Work Packages and research conducted during the cruise, see the SWEDARCTIC Arctic Ocean 2016 Expedition Report:

Additional information on the expedition, including links to publications, is available at

Work Package: Ice Management
A camera on the port side of the bridge recorded the ice thickness. During ice breaking, some ice floes flip around when they pass the ship. These events can be used to estimate the ice thickness from the camera images. The framerate is 0.1 Hz until the 03.09.2016 and after that 0.2 Hz. The images are available as single image files, sorted by dates and hours.

Data include:

Image files of ice floes

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Research principal, contributors, and funding
Protection and ethical review

Data contains personal data


Method and time period

Time period(s) investigated

2016-08-08 – 2016-09-20

Geographic coverage

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Arctic

Published: 2019-10-08
Last updated: 2019-10-15