German-based company Von Eicken
won a tender last year to equip and operate the new factory, and market its products, under RegieEe's supervision, whereby Von Eicken
will invest around US$ 10 million to install two production lines.
Eerkes-Medrano, L., Atkinson, D.E., Eicken
, H., Nayokpuk, B., Sookiayak, H., Ungott, E., and Weyapuk, W., Jr.
On a broader front, sea ice "is most important in the context of climate variability and change, both as an indicator and an agent of climate change," says geophysicist Hajo Eicken of the University of Alaska in Fairbanks.
Mathematical and computer models--both simple and complex--help researchers design field experiments and provide insights that can guide the development of accurate, large-scale climate models, Eicken says.
Laboratory measurements and field studies by Eicken and his coworkers have revealed other aspects of sea-ice behavior.