Arctic sea ice is a key indicator of climate change.
It also plays a key role in the development of the new
Northern Sea Route (NSR). Satellite remote sensing
technology is a useful tool to conduct observations
of sea ice in the Arctic Ocean. Therefore, developing
appropriate techniques for processing and analysis
to retrieve sea ice indices from satellite images is
necessary. A project launched in 2017 at KOPRI to be
completed in 2019, "Research on analytical technique
for satellite observation of Arctic sea ice" consists
of three objectives: 1) development of a satellite
data archiving/management system(STAR system);
2) research on data processing and analysis techniques,
and 3) coordinating a global satellite observation
network for the Arctic.