New article: Combined observations of Arctic sea ice with near-coincident colocated X-band, C-band, and L-band SAR satellite remote sensing and helicopter-borne measurements

The paper “Combined observations of Arctic sea ice with near-coincident colocated X-band, C-band, and L-band SAR satellite remote sensing and helicopter-borne measurements” by Malin Johansson, Jennifer King, Anthony Doulgeris, Sebastian Gerland, Suman Singha, Gunnar Spreen and Thomas Busche, has been published by the Journal of Geophysichal Research Oceans. Abstract In this study, we compare colocated Read More

Use of remote sensing for Arctic marine operations

Doctoral student Runa A. Skarbø bridges work of SFI CIRFA SFI and SAMCoT (Sustainable Arctic Marine and Coastal Technology), hosted  by Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). In her studies, Skarbø focuses on operational use of ice intelligence retrieved from remote sensing products such as synthetic aperture radar (SAR) images, marine radar and other Read More

Unprecedented Arctic phytoplankton bloom under snow-covered ice observed during N-ICE2015 Arctic campaign

A new article has been published in Scientific Reports on 19 January 2017: “Leads in Arctic pack ice enable early phytoplankton blooms below snow-covered sea ice”, by Philipp Assmy and 40 co-authors. Among the co-authors are CIRFA participants Sebastian Gerland, Anthony Doulgeris and Nick Hughes. The paper presents an unprecedented Arctic phytoplankton bloom under snow-covered Read More

Arctic Frontiers: Best Poster Award

The Arctic Frontiers 2017 Most Outstanding Poster Award goes to Katalin Blix, with her poster “Monitoring primary productivity through Chlorophyll-a content estimation in the Arctic”. Abstract:  “Primary productivity in Arctic oceanic waters can be continuously monitored from space by optical imaging sensors through Chlorophyll-a content. There are several sensors with various spatial and spectral resolution that acquires Read More

Emerging Leaders of Arctic Frontiers 2017

Over a number of days, the Emerging Leaders programme of Arctic Frontiers gathered young professionals to meet with representatives from academia, business and the public sector in order to discuss and convey scientific and political issues related to the Arctic. CIRFA associated PhD student Katalin Blix represented Tromsø/ Hungary in the program. The event took place on Hurtigruten Read More

CIRFA at POLinSAR and Arctic Frontiers

Exciting week for CIRFA where our members are presenting their work both in Frascati, Italy at the POLinSAR conference, and at Arctic Frontiers held in Tromsø. POLinSAR At POLinSAR two oral presentation will be held on Thursday the 26/1, by CIRFA PhD students Alberto Arienzo and Martine Espeseth. Arienzo and Espeseth will present their PhD work Read More

Vacant PhD positions in (1) Remote sensing of oil in Arctic sea ice and (2) RPAS remote sensing for Arctic applications

EXTENDED DEADLINE – 10 January 2017 CIRFA has currently two open PhD candidates at UiT – The Arctic University of Norway, with an extended application deadline on 10 January 2017. The candidates will focus on  (1) Remote Sensing of Oil in Arctic Sea Ice and (2) RPAS remote sensing for Arctic applications. The appointment is for Read More

Newsletter December 2016

CIRFA-Newsletter Tromsø, 17.12.2016   Dear CIRFA-partners, colleagues,  and collaborators, Time is passing fast. The year 2016 is approaching the end, and it is time to summarize with a brief status report. 2016 was the first full year of operation in CIRFA. The Centre is now well established in new premises in SIVA innovation Centre in Read More

Plans for oil-in-ice experiment spring 2017

An experiment to freeze oil in ice with the aim to investigate oil-spill detection capabilities in sea ice with remote sensing techniques and to study the oil’s micro-scale behaviour and transport, is under planning and will be carried out in March/April 2017. CIRFA work package 3 Oil Spill Remote Sensing will carry out the joint oil-in-ice experiment Read More

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 More