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Weathernews Launches Global Sea Ice Information Website.

Tokyo, Jan 9, 2009 - (JCN) - Weathernews has launched a website which provides global unified sea ice information. The 'Global Ice Center' is available at

The Global Ice Center has been collecting and monitoring global sea ice data, including ice concentration, ice thickness and ice drift, since its opening in July 2008, in order to provide unified global sea ice information to shipping companies.

The Global Ice Center's information covers such data as sea ice concentration, thickness and drift over not only the Arctic Sea, but also the Baltic Sea, the Sea of Okhotsk and the Gulf of Saint Lawrence.

Recently, sea ice data from the Global Ice Center was utilized in a successful and safe voyage through the Baltic Sea by an LNG tanker operated by one of the world's major shipping companies.

In the near future, Weathernews plan to provide historical sea ice data, such as the first day of freezing, the first day of melting, the average rate and the largest amount of sea ice area.

Weathernews hopes the Global Ice Center website will support shipping vessels across the world, and contribute to the safe passage of vessels that brave the icy waters of the Arctic Ocean.

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Date:Jan 19, 2009
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