Satellite Remote Sensing for Ice Monitoring

eOsphere can provide a complete offshore ice information service; including data planning and acquisition from satellites and ancillary sources, the provision of analysis systems (software and hardware) to support offshore environmental monitoring, sea-ice analysis and ice forecasting, quality control and management and coordination.

eOsphere are also involved in sea ice research projects where a key aim is to extract the maximum amount of information from satellite data. Some important techniques include exploiting polarisation effects or the benefits of synergy offered by combining data from different sensors.


eOsphere coordinate  POLAR ICE, which is a 2.5 year FP7 project (initiated in January 2014) focused on the economically and environmentally important Arctic and Antarctic regions. The three main POLAR ICE aims: (1) To establish an operational sea ice information service, integrating existing national and European funded infrastructure. (2) To develop new products and services to meet known gaps. (3) To ensure POLAR ICE is driven by end users: reducing risks for shipping and offshore operators, reducing risks of environmental damage, reducing costs and providing information for climate change monitoring.

Polar View

eOsphere are enthusiastic members of the Polar View network. Polar View offers integrated monitoring and forecasting services in the polar regions using satellite earth observation data to support improved decision-making, planning and adaptation to climate change. With a proven track record in providing relevant, operational and reliable monitoring solutions, the members of Polar View serve a global client base comprising both government organizations and growth industries.

In 2011 the members of the Polar View network created a new company, Polar View Earth Observation Limited (PVEO), to ensure that the experience and cooperation between the Polar View members can be maintained into the future. One of Polar View's key aims is to ensure that the overall coordination and integration of products and services is properly managed and that efficient delivery mechanisms are put in place so that end users working in the field, can get reliable access to the information they require.