CIRFA – Centre for Integrated Remote Sensing and Forecasting for Arctic Operations

cirfa_pms_633CIRFA is is a Centre for Research-based Innovation (SFI) and is funded by the Research Council of Norway (grant number 237906) together with 6 research partners and 12 industry partners.

CIRFA shall do research on methods and technologies that can reliably detect, monitor, integrate and interpret multi-sensor data describing the physical environment of the Arctic, and efficiently assimilate this information into models to perform predictions of sea ice state, meteorological and oceanographic conditions, on both short and long timescales. Read more


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INTPART project to CIRFA: Arctic Field Summer School

CIRFA has been awarded a project under the programme “International partnerships for excellent education and research” (INTPART). The project is titled “Arctic Field Summer Schools: Norway-Canada-USA collaboration” and is lead by Associate Professor Anthony Doulgeris at UiT. The project supports a three-part research and education collaboration between UiT-the Arctic University of Norway, University of Alaska Read MoreRead More »

New article: Measurement and modeling of oil slick transport

The paper “Measurement and modeling of oil slick transport” by Cathleen E. Jones, Knut-Frode Dagestad, Øyvind Breivik, Benjamin Holt, Johannes Röhrs, Kai Håkon Christensen, Martine Espeseth, Camilla Brekke, and Stine Skrunes, made the front page of Journal of Geophysical Research Oceans, in its latest issue in October 2016.  Abstract: Transport characteristics of oil slicks are reported from Read MoreRead More »

CIRFA seminar 10 Nov: Research topics in the field of remote sensing at University of Florence

Date: Thursday 10 November, 14:00-15:00 Venue: CIRFA, Forskningsparken 3, 3rd floor, Tromsø Presented by: Fabrizio Argenti Research topics in the field of remote sensing at University of Florence The aim of this seminar is presenting some research activities recently developed at University of Florence in the field of remote sensing. First, the problem of retrieving the Read MoreRead More »

Popular science seminar 10 Nov: CIRFA ongoing research and some emerging results

Torbjørn Eltoft will present some of our on-going research in a faculty lunchseminar. Date: Thursday 10 November, 11:15-12:00 Venue: Lille Aud, Realfagbygget, UiT Sign-up for free lunch! About the event:  This is the third NT-lunchseminar in a serie of three popular science seminars this autumn. The SFI, Centre for Integrated Remote Sensing and Forecasting for Arctic Operations has Read MoreRead More »

Innovation Days 2016

The 3rd Innovation Days in Tromsø 6-7. December 2016 – Save the date! Date: December 6-7, 2016 Venue: Linken – SIVA Innovasjonssenter, Tromsø, Norway Register here Program: Tuesday 6 December 2016 10:00-10:30 Registration and coffee 10:30-10:35 Opening of the 3rd Innovation Days. Managing director Øyvind Hilmarsen, Tromsø Centre for Remote Sensing Prof. Torbjørn Eltoft, Director Centre Read MoreRead More »

Sentinel-3 Validation Team (S3VT)

CIRFA associated PhD student Katalin Blix got accepted to be a part of the S3VT.  S3VT is a collaborative agreement between ESA and EUMETSAT. The aim of the project is: “To engage world-class validation expertise and activities to complement Sentinel-3 routine validation activities and ensure the best possible outcomes for the Sentinel-3 Mission” (ESA). Being Read MoreRead More »

CIRFA at ESA CLEO

The Colour and Light in the Ocean from Earth Observation (CLEO) conference was held in Frascati, Italy from 6- 8 September 2016. CIRFA presented a poster at the conference: “Ocean Color Remote Sensing of the Marginal Ice Zone in the Arctic”, written by Katalin Blix and Torbjørn Eltoft. The abstract can be read here. The Read MoreRead More »

Newsletter October 2016

Tromsø 14.10.2016 Dear Colleagues, Since the last Newsletter, CIRFA has arranged its first Annual Conference. On September 13th & 14th, about 60 participants from CIRFA partners, and collaborating organizations, were gathered at Sommarøy Arctic Hotel to discuss research issues, come up with ideas for innovation projects, and to socialize in the calm and scenic environment, Read MoreRead More »

New open access article: Dynamics of the Terra Nova Bay Polynya: The potential of multi-sensor satellite observations

The open access paper “Dynamics of the Terra Nova Bay Polynya: The potential of multi-sensor satellite observations”, by Thomas Hollands, Alfred Wegener Institute, and Wolfgang Dierking, Alfred Wegener Institute and CIRFA/UiT, has been published by the journal Remote Sensing of Environment. Abstract:  Research on processes leading to formation, maintenance, and disappearance of polynyas in the Read MoreRead More »

CIRFA seminar 13 Oct: Measurement and modeling of the transport and evolution of oil slicks on open water

Date: Thursday 13 October, 14:00-15:00 Venue: CIRFA, Forskningsparken 3, 3rd floor, Tromsø Presented by: Adjunct Professor Cathleen Jones, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology/UiT Measurement and modeling of the transport and evolution of oil slicks on open water Although radar has long been used for mapping the spatial extent of oil slicks, its capability for characterizing Read MoreRead More »

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