Northern Sea Route Database available from INSROP

Date: 
12 May 2000

Those interested in obtaining a copy of the Northern Sea Route Database
should contact: The International Northern Sea Route Programme (INSROP)
Secretariat, Sentralbord@fni.no
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Dear Colleagues,

The International Northern Sea Route Programme (INSROP) was a 6- year
Norwegian-Russian-Japanese research endeavor to assess all relevant aspects
of possible, future, international shipping on the Northern Sea Route (NSR).

As part of the project, a large NSR database was assembled. Close to 200
data sets were included, divided into 15 categories:

Base Cartography,
Coastal Zone,
Environmental Impacts,
Environmental Impact Assessment,
Ice and Snow,
Icing on structures at sea,
Indigenous Peoples,
Infrastructure,
Marine Birds,
Marine and Anadromous Fish and Invertebrates,
Marine Mammals,
Meteorology,
Navigation,
Ocean and Rivers,
Administrative Boundaries.

A complete list of data sets is found below.

The database is organized as a geographical information system (GIS), with
all data being geo-referenced, suitable for map presentation. In order to
use the INSROP GIS database, the software ArcView 3.0a (or newer) running on
Windows 95 or Windows NT 4.0 (or newer) is required.

This database is the largest, systematized body of data ever collected about
the Northern Sea Route, and would be of unique value to researchers and
others interested in the marine/coastal areas of the Russian Arctic.

Even more information about the INSROP GIS can be found at:
http://www.fni.no/insrop/INSROPGIS.htm
and general information about INSROP and the 167 published INSROP Working
Papers can be found at http://www.fni.no/insrop/

The database is available on a CD-ROM, which is sold at self-cost NOK 110
(approximately USD 13). It is recommended to also buy the INSROP GIS User's
Guide and System Documentation as well as the "INSROP GIS Data Set
Documentation & Information Structure". With these two reports included, the
"INSROP GIS Package" can be obtained for NOK 480 (approx. USD 55) + postage
from:

The INSROP Secretariat
c/o the Fridtjof Nansen Institute
P.O.Box 326, 1326 Lysaker, Norway
Fax: +47 67111910
Sentralbord@fni.no

Yours sincerely,
Claes Lykke Ragner
Head of INSROP Secretariat

NORTHERN SEA ROUTE DATABASE COMPLETE LIST OF DATA SETS

1 Base cartography data sets
1.1 World Vector Shoreline 1:250 000
1.1.1 WVS Coastline
1.1.2 WVS Islands
1.2 Digital Chart of the World 1:1 mill
1.2.1 Drainage network
1.2.2 Land and ocean
1.3 ArcWorld 1:3 mill
1.3.1 Rivers and Lakes
1.3.2 Land and ocean
1.3.3 Continent and Islands
1.4 Digital Chart of the World 1:31 mill
1.4.1 Land and ocean
1.4.2 Drainage network
1.4.3 Populated places
1.5 Coastline 1:1 mill. from Digital Chart of the World

2 The Coastal Zone data sets
2.1 NSR Shoreline

3 Environmental Impacts data sets
3.1 Statistical oil spill simulations
3.1.1 Starting points for oil spill simulations
3.1.2 Probability of oil - Scenario XX
3.1.3 Probability of stranded oil - Scenario XX

4 Environmental Impact Assessment data sets
4.1 NSR Environmental Impact Assessment
4.1.1 Impact Hypothesis
4.1.2 Potential impact levels (PIL)
4.1.3 EIA ship routes

5 Ice and Snow data sets
5.1 AARI Sea Ice Chart statistics
5.1.1 Total ice concentration and ice thickness
5.1.2 Old ice concentration
5.1.3 Fast ice
5.2 AARI - Discontinuities in ice
5.2.1 Discontinuities in ice - data points
5.2.2 Discontinuities in ice
5.3 INSROP data from the AARI-SOF data transfer 1996
5.3.1 AARI -> SOF: analysis points
5.3.2 Hummocked ice
5.3.3 Ridge frequency
5.3.4 Dates of Fast ice breakup in straits
5.3.5 WMO Ice Codes
5.3.6 Ice concentration statistics (2/10 resolution)
5.3.7 Ice concentration statistics (1/10 resolution)
5.3.8 Ice thickness statistics (from measurements)
5.3.9 Ice thickness statistics (estimated from dependencies)
5.4 Ice data from INSROP - Box B - Work Package 2
5.4.1 Cold sum
5.4.2 Ice concentration
5.4.3 Ice thickness by cold sum
5.4.4 Ice thickness (calculated)
5.4.5 Floe size
5.4.6 Ridge height
5.4.7 Ridge density
5.5 Ice data from INSROP Project I.4.2
5.5.1 Ship route segments
5.5.2 Ship route segment end points
5.5.3 Ice concentration - Frequency of occurrences
5.5.4 Ice thickness - Frequency of occurrences
5.5.5 Discontinuities in ice - Square centers
5.5.6 Discontinuities in ice - Specific length
5.5.7 Discontinuities in ice - Modal orientation
5.5.8 Ice pressure points
5.5.9 Ice pressure - <Month>
5.5.10 Polynya centers
5.5.11 Polynya data
5.5.12 Coastal ice region centers
5.5.13 Fast Ice Breakup - Frequency of occurrences
5.5.14 Stable ice formation - Frequency of occurrences
5.5.15 Ice reaching 20-25 cm thickness - Frequency of occurrences
5.5.16 Ice reaching 50 cm thickness - Frequency of occurrences
5.6 Ice data from INSROP Project I.5.8
5.6.1 Route points
5.6.2 Frequency of occurrence of ice concentration
5 concentration layers
5.6.3 Frequency of occurrence of ice concentration
Total ice concentration
5.6.4 Ice thickness statistics
5.6.5 Ice pressure - <Month>
5.7 Ice charts from AARI

6 Icing on structures at sea data sets
6.1 Icing data from INSROP Project I.5.8

7 Indigenous peoples data sets
7.1 Russian Indigenous Peoples

8 Infrastructure data sets
8.1 DCW infrastructure 1:1 mill
8.1.1 Major roads
8.1.2 Railroads
8.1.3 Populated places
8.2 Communication centre service areas
8.3 NSR Ports
8.3.1 Ports with textual information
8.3.2 Permanently open ports
8.3.3 Temporarily open ports and points

9 Marine birds data sets
9.1 INSROP marine birds
9.1.1 Barnacle Goose
9.1.2 Bean Goose
9.1.3 Brent Goose
9.1.4 Seabird colonies
9.1.5 Common Eider
9.1.6 Marine Ducks
9.1.7 Emperor Goose
9.1.8 Ivory Gull
9.1.9 King Eider
9.1.10 Kittiwake)
9.1.11 Long-tailed Duck
9.1.12 Spectacled Eider
9.1.13 Steller's Eider
9.1.14 Brunnich's Guillemot
9.1.15 Waders
9.1.16 White-fronted Goose

10 Marine and anadromous fish and invertebrates data sets
10.1 INSROP marine and anadromous fish
10.1.1 Marine and anadromous fish
10.1.2 Catch statistics 1981-91
10.1.3 General information on marine and anadromous fish species
10.2 INSROP benthic invertebrates
10.2.1 Sampling stations species list
10.2.2 Biocenoces in the Laptev Sea
10.2.3 Benthos sampling stations
10.2.4 Benthos species list
10.2.5 Benthos sampling station information

11 Marine mammals data sets
11.1 Bearded seal
11.2 Bowhead whale
11.3 Gray whale
11.4 Polar bear
11.5 Ringed seal
11.6 Walrus
11.7 White whale

12 Meteorology data sets
12.1 Air Pressure from the AARI-FNI data transfer 1996
12.2 AARI Air Temperatures from Prj. I.4.1 (WP no. 42)
12.3 Surface wind direction from INSROP - Box B - Work Package 2
12.3.1 Surface wind direction for route S by year and month
12.3.2 Surface wind direction for route N by year and month
12.4 Climatic data from INSROP Project I.5.8
12.4.1 Probability of fog
12.4.2 Probability of snowstorms
12.4.3 Probability of wind speed and direction - <month>

13 Navigation data sets
13.1 Ship routes
13.1.1 Atlas Arktiki Ship routes
13.1.2 WP1 route points
13.1.3 WP1 routes
13.1.4 Navigational charts along INSROP Box B - Work Package 1 - routes
13.2 Historical voyages
13.2.1 Kjerstad 1991 - route
13.2.2 Kjerstad 1991 - route points
13.2.3 NSR Trial Sailing - route
13.2.4 NSR Trial Sailing - route points
13.3 Tech. inf. - Cargo ships (From Prj. I.4.1)
13.3.1 General data on ship
13.3.2 Structural data on hull
13.3.3 Information on ice properties
13.3.4 Technical characteristics of the propulsion plant
13.3.5 Technical and operation data
13.3.6 Cargo spaces and cargo handling facilities
13.3.7 Other information
13.4 Tech. inf. - Icebreakers (From Prj. I.4.1)
13.4.1 General data on ship
13.4.2 Structural data on hull
13.4.3 Information on ice properties
13.4.4 Technical characteristics of the propulsion plant
13.4.5 Technical and operation data
13.4.6 Other information
13.5 Ship transit speed from INSROP - Box B - Work Package 8
13.5.1 INSROP Box B - Work Package 8 - Southern route
13.5.2 INSROP Box B - Work Package 8 - Northern route
13.5.3 Transit speed for S-025 ship at route S
13.5.4 Transit speed for S-040 ship at route N
13.5.5 Transit speed for S-050 ship at route N

14 Ocean and rivers data sets
14.1 INSROP data from the AARI-SOF data transfer 1996
14.1.1 Sea surface density
14.1.2 Sea surface salinity
14.1.3 Sea surface temperature
14.1.4 AARI River Flowrate stations
14.1.5 AARI River Flowrate data
14.2 Current data from the AARI-FNI data transfer 1996
14.2.1 AARI Ocean Currents
14.3 AARI Sea Surface Temperature and Salinity from Prj. I.4.1
(WP no. 42)
14.3.1 Sea Surface Temperature and Salinity - I.4.1 (WP no. 42)
14.4 Total currents direction from INSROP - Box B - Work Package 2
14.4.1 Total currents direction for route S by year and month
14.4.2 Total currents direction for route N by year and month
14.5 Permanent currents data from INSROP Project I.5.8

15 Administrative boundaries data sets
15.1 Baselines
15.1.1 Baseline points
15.1.2 Baselines
15.2 Maritime Boundaries
15.2.1 NSR Maritime Boundaries
15.2.2 Svalbard zone
15.2.3 Russian economic zone (12 nm)
15.2.4 Russian territorial waters (200 nm)
15.3 Russian administrative borders
15.4 Russian protected areas
15.5 Data sets used for baseline analyses
15.5.1 Bays within Russian baselines
15.5.2 Island areas within Russian baselines