The Ice Reporting Service consists of approximately 110 observers who reports for approximately 240 reporting area in the Danish waters.
In addition ferries, naval units and pilots reports on the ice situation at sea. The reports are made daily to Admiral Danish Fleet and consist of a 4 digit code called the Baltic Sea Ice Code.
The daily reports received at Admiral Danish Fleet are compiled into a summary of the ice conditions in the Danish waters. The summary is available for free daily at 11:00 local time between 15th of December through 31st of March.
The summary can also be obtained for free on FAX ON DEMAND by dialling +45 89 43 32 44. Besides the summary the daily ice reports both in oral and in printed version are also available on FAX ON DEMAND when they are made.
When the ice condition are of such an extent that shipping is hampered an ice report in text is produced daily and made available to the public via Lyngby Radio message on VHF and broadcast by Danmarks Radio on AM 1062 Khz.
The daily summary of the ice conditon in Danish waters is exchanged with the other Baltic countries. The summaries are compiled into an Ice chart published daily at the address www.baltice.org.