IceBOX – Ice Monitoring, Forecasting, Mapping, Prevention & Removal Toolbox

The IceBOX project aims to develop a cost effective instrumentation that allows for detailed, real-time monitoring of the ice loads at a large number of exposed locations and to develop methods for connecting all real time observations to a probabilistic icing forecasting system. With an increased awareness of possible failures due to climatic loads, the project will consequently investigate the most promising countermeasures for the removal or reduction of icing on the existing power transmission lines as well as the possibility to change the design to prevent the buildup of large ice amounts on new power lines.