Contact IRDR


Phone: 02031081101

Ext: 51101

Office location: Rm 38, 2nd floor, South Wing, UCL Main Quadrangle

Stanislav Pavlov

PhD student


Risk to Arctic Offshore Operation; Structure, formation and strength of freeze bonds in sea ice


Peter Sammonds (IRDR)

Source(s) of funding:

UCL Impact, IRDR, NTNU through SAMCoT


UCL Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction, University College London, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

Phone No:

020 3108 1108



Stanislav Pavlov

Project description

There has been a growing interest in the Arctic from across the scientific community. The Arctic ice cover has decreased, allowing increasing access to the natural resource base in the area and has the potential to open new shipping routes. There is widespread concern that this increased activity could pose a threat to our fragile arctic environment, as well as the wider threat to our global ecosystem. This PhD project is looking at an important aspect of freeze bonds and their associate strengths in sea ice structures. This is fundamental to understanding risks to manmade structures in the region.