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National Ice Center

NIC, under sponsorship of the U.S. Navy, NOAA, and the U.S. Coast Guard, produces sea ice analyses and forecasts for all sea-ice covered seas of the Northern and Southern Hemispheres. NIC products support the federal and state governments, especially the Department of Defense and the scientific community.

NIC provides worldwide operational sea ice analyses and forecasts. NIC produces these analyses and forecasts of Arctic, Antarctic, Great Lakes, and Chesapeake Bay ice conditions to support customers with global, regional, and tactical scale interests.

NIC’s website is