Xynthia, a storm which caused many deaths and widespread disruption across Europe, particularly in France.
Sea ice swirls in the Skagerrak Strait
Following a particularly cold January, in February sea ice formed in the outer parts of the Oslo fjord and in an unexpected quantity in the Skagerrak Strait, between Norway, Sweden and Denmark.
High ice concentration in Gulfs of Finland & Riga
High ice concentration in the Gulfs of Finland and Riga, as well as between the Finnish mainland and Aland (source: NOAA).