90North Ice
Consulting AB

The company 90NIC was established and founded in 2010 in Sweden by its owners Jan and Therese Persson. With more then 27 years of experience from many different types of operations in Arctic and ice infested waters we started to develop procedures and risk assessment for different companies when operating in ice covered waters.

Our aim is to prepare all ship crews and other personnel working in environmentally sensitive areas by tailor fitting of courses prior to operation commencement. We will work closely with our customers to meet their needs and to maintain highest level of safety and cost effectiveness.

From 2016 we have had approx 50 Polar Code Courses that are mandatory for ship heading in Polar waters, this course is STCW courses.

We cooperate with Linnaeus university, CleanShip Scandinavia, Gard AS, Chalmers Lindholmen and Yacht Club de Monaco.

Why US

We have training center in Kalmar, Gothenburg Sweden, Monaco and Fort Lauderdale
We were the first training company in the world fully approved for Basic and Advanced Polar Code training, first course was in spring 2016
We use high tech simulators for exercises in navigation and manoeuvring in ice, icing, convoys, etc
If our courses don't fit Your company, tell us what You want and we'll arrange it for You
We have more than average 27 Years of experience from Polar waters
We can accommodate up to 30 participants and this will increase cost effectiveness
So far we had 612 persons participating in our courses

Our team
and cooperation people

Out there you need to know that you can trust your colleague, because cooperation is the only way. 

The solution is not always straight out of the box, but with more than  200 years’ of experience we can easely think out of the box from when needed. In the office, at home, out on any type of vessel or Yacht, all with the same goal; to support Your crew or office in getting their job done. With the help of training programmes, simulators and hours and days of planning we get ready for complex marine operations at remote locations, where ice, iceberg, cold and high seas will be a constant challenge. It is not for everybody, for Us it is daily life.

Jan Persson

CEO / Senior Marine and Ice Advisor / Polar Code Lector

Jan was born in Västervik, Sweden in 1970 and received his Masters degree 1991 and have more then 35 years of experience from many different types of operations in Arctic and ice infested waters.


Therese Persson

Quality Operator

Therese was born in Mönsterås, Sweden 1974. She received her Master degree 1997. Background from merchant shipping and cruise ships for 25 years, and during a 10-year period teaching in shipping at Linnaeus University, Therese is a large part of our investment in training for cruises and yachts.

Niclas Karlsson

Environmental Manager / Polar Code Lector

Niclas Karlsson was born in Gothenburg, Sweden in 1973 and received his degree in Chemical Engineering from Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden. He began working with ship-generated waste within the maritime sector in 2002 and from 2002 to 2011 he served as Sales Manager and later Business Development Manager at Uson Marine Group.In 2011 he established Clean Ship Scandinavia AB, which is a consulting firm focused on environmental management systems and regulatory compliance. He is knowledgeable about shipboard waste management, collection & solutions and has been involved in several studies related to food waste handling on board vessels and rigs. In 2015 Mr Karlsson received “The Foundation for Young Creative Minds within Swedish Shipping” award at the World Maritime Day in Gothenburg.

Karl Rosling CV

Karl Rosling

Quality Manager / Senior Ice Advisor

Karl Rosling was growing up in Viken in 1977. During the years Karl have gained experience in Cold Climate Shipping, Ice Management and Icebreaking. Karl personal interest lies in to continue and develop himself in these areas and if possible, to have it implicated for an all year operation. Karl have very good knowledge working with Safety Management related tasks and Load planning / Stability work.

2018-2020 Karl was Supervisor for the Canada Coastguard when (and still) CCG re-building 3 Arctic class PC4 icebreakers. Karl have been supervisor onboard, responsible for the training and advising by the conversion of the vessels at Davies Shipyard in Lévis, Quebec, Canada.

Kenneth Wahlberg

Senior Ice Advisor / Polar Code Lector

Kenneth was born 1954 in Sweden and received his Masters degree 1976.

1992-2020 Ch Officer /Captain on Swedish icebreakers
2003 Bachelor of Science in Nautical Science, Kalmar Maritime Academy.
1987-1989 National Defence College, Technical education.
1983 Military Academy, Naval Warfare Centre.
1978 Swedish Military Naval school, Mine hunting.
1977 Icebreaker Officer School, on board Swedish icebreaker Tor.
1973-1976 Swedish Naval Academy, Officers exam 1976, (Officer in the Naval reserve 2003).

Some of the latest work:
2019: NW passage Canada, scientific program in the ice field of Lancaster Sound and Barrow Strait.
2017: North of Alaska, Ice Advisor onboard Ile de Bathz during Quintillion project August — November
2016: North of Alaska, Ice Advisor onboard Ile de Seine during Quintillion project August — October
2015: The Baltic Sea, Ice Advisor during Swedish Coastguard Triton icebreaking expedition in the Bay of Bothnia.

Estelle Blet

Ice Advisor

A graduate of Ecole Nationale Supérieure Maritime (ENSM), the French Merchant Navy Officer School, Estelle Blet, born in 1976, living in South Africa, has 20 years of international experience as Captain of both mid-size sailing and motor yachts, and as Officer on merchant ships.

Having worked in many parts of the world, she has been in charge not only of the safe navigation of the vessels for which she was directly responsible, but also the development and execution of guest itineraries, organized and supervised yacht builds and refits, international logistics, official surveys and sea trials, etc…

Always looking for the most remote and pristine cruising areas, she has taken her career to the highest latitudes, like Svalbard, Greenland, and Antarctica. She can lead expeditions, as well as advise you on preparation and navigation.