Sizonet

Sizonet

The Seasonal Ice Zone Observing Network (Sizonet) is an interdisciplinary project to observe seasonal sea ice in the context of sweeping environmental, geo-political, and socio-economic change in the North.

Sizonet’s scientific goal is to track intertwined changes and selected important impacts in a rapidly evolving Seasonal Ice Zone (SIZ) in order to improve our understanding and predictions of the Arctic sea-ice cover over the course of the century.

In addition to sampling of sea-ice state variables, the observation-system design is guided by the concept of sea-ice system services (SISS). By assessing the nature and extent of SISS, an integrated observation network can be built that will lead to prediction of key trends in a changing Arctic in a way that provides maximum benefit for the broadest range of affected interests.