Indicator: Sea ice cover in the Barents Sea

Research in sea ice. Photo: Rudi Caeyers

Sea ice in the Barents Sea
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Rationale: Sea ice is one of the most important components of the Barents Sea climate system. It plays a crucial role for many species and ecosystem processes and has a strong impact on regional economies and local communities

Theme: Abiotic

Component: Oceanographic conditions

Type of indicator: E, state of the ecosystem

Priority of indicator: e, essential


• Sea Ice area (NPI)
• Ice thickness (NPI)
• Snow thickness on sea ice cover (NPI)
• Ice age (NPI)
• Iceberg occurrence (Sevmorgeo)

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Sea ice in the Barents Sea. Source:, NPI.