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.

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We are hiring: IT Engineer

CIRFA is hiring an IT engineer to design and implement a prototype of the CIRFA cloud, a collaborative platform that makes it easy to create scalable pilot service demonstrations based on algorithms developed within CIRFA. The work will include: design and implementation of a cloud computing environment for developing and deploying services based on remote sensing Read MoreRead More »

CIRFA Annual Conference

The registration to the first CIRFA Annual Conference, 13-14 September 2016, is now open. Please register by 23 August if you require a hotel room. Click here to register The CIRFA Annual Conference will serve as an important arena for CIRFA’s partners to exchange ideas. The primary focus of the conference will be to present Read MoreRead More »

Newsletter June 2016

CIRFA Newsletter June 2016 Tromsø 10.06.2016 Dear Partners, In the week before Easter, the CIRFA personnel in Tromsø moved from the NOFIMA building on the UiT-Campus to the new and permanent location in Forskningsparken or SIVA Innovasjonssenter Tromsø, as it is now called.  CIRFA is well established in the new office space, and we find Read MoreRead More »

First results from the NORSE2015 oil spill remote sensing campaign

Satellite synthetic aperture radar (SAR) data is used operationally for continuous monitoring of ocean areas and for detection of accidental and illegal oil spills. However, much research is still needed in order to develop more reliable methods for discrimination between actual oil spills and other, natural, phenomena, and for extraction of information of a known Read MoreRead More »

Well represented at #LivingPlanet16

The 2016 European Space Agency Living Planet Symposium 2016 was held in Prague, Czech Republic from 9-13 May. CIRFA was well represented at the conference with: Paper and talk, WP2: Vahid Akbari, Camilla Brekke, Anthony P. Doulgeris, Rune Storvold, and Agnar Sivertsen (2016): Quad-Polarimetric SAR for Detection and Characterization of Icebergs. Paper and talk (# 731). Living Read MoreRead More »

CIRFA seminar Thursday 26 May

CIRFA welcomes you to seminar on: Date: Thursday 26 May, 14:30-15:30 (NB! changed time!) Venue: CIRFA, Forskningsparken 3, 3rd floor, Tromsø Introductions by Stine Skrunes and Xu Xu Abstracts: The effect of imaging geometry on multipolarization SAR for oil spill observation Stine Skrunes (Postdoc, UiT CIRFA) Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) is a well-established tool for remote Read MoreRead More »

Ny-Ålesund Campaign on Svalbard April 2016

CIRFA team members from Norut, NTNU and the Norwegian Polar Institute (NPI) are now back from a field campaign in Ny-Ålesund on Svalbard that was carried out in April 2016. Data was collected to meet data requirements from the following CIRFA Work Packages: WP2 Sea-ice and Iceberg properties, WP4 RPAS technologies for operation under arctic Read MoreRead More »

Save the dates for the CIRFA Annual Conference 2016

First announcement – save the dates! CIRFA Annual Conference 2016 13-14 September 2016 in Sommarøy Arctic Hotel, Troms. CIRFA will hold its first Annual Conference in September. The primary focus of the conference will be to present ongoing activities and early results in the field of integrated remote sensing and forecasting for Arctic operations.Read More »

CIRFA Annual Report 2015

CIRFA Annual Report 2015 provides an overview of the centre and its activities in the first months of operation. The report offers a look at CIRFA’s role as a knowledge provider in the field of remote sensing and forecasting for the Arctic.Read More »

Video from Ny-Ålesund, April 2016

Check out the video presentation of Rune Storvold and Northern Research Institute’s campaign in Ny-Ålesund, April 2016. They were using UAVs, ground radar and satellite imagery to detect sea ice in Kongsfjorden.Read More »

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