CIRFA seminar 21 September: Observation of the Taylor Energy Oil Slick in the Gulf of Mexico using NASA’s UAVSAR L-band Airborne SAR Instrument

Date: Thursday 21 September, 13:30-14:30 – NB! New time! Venue: CIRFA, Forskningsparken 3, 3rd floor, Tromsø Observation of the Taylor Energy Oil Slick in the Gulf of Mexico using NASA’s UAVSAR L-band Airborne SAR Instrument Cathleen E. Jones NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology & UiT The Arctic University of Norway Abstract: Although radar has Read More

Extended deadline: Tenure-Track Associate Professor in Earth Observation and Remote Sensing at CIRFA – apply by 19 September

We are looking for a talented candidate with great scientific potential, to strengthen and further develop the existing research at CIRFA and the Department of Physics and Technology. To support the candidate, we will contribute with an attractive start-up package including financial support and doctoral positions. Normally, tenure-track positions are for candidates who obtained their Read More

The Cryosphere: Sea ice local surface topography from single-pass satellite InSAR measurements: a feasibility study.

The article “Sea ice local surface topography from single-pass satellite InSAR measurements: a feasibility study” by Wolfgang Dierking, Oliver Lang and Thomas Busche has been published in the journal The Cryoshpere. Abstract:  Quantitative parameters characterizing the sea ice surface topography are needed in geophysical investigations such as studies on atmosphere–ice interactions or sea ice mechanics. Read More

CIRFA seminar 31 August: Iceberg detection and sea ice classification

CIRFA welcomes you to a seminar on the topics of iceberg detection and sea ice classification. Date: Thursday 31 August, 14h30-15h30 Venue: CIRFA, SIVA Innovation Centre (Forskningsparken), Tromsø [map] Presentations by Vahid Akbari and Cornelius Quigley.   Iceberg Detection in Open Water and Sea Ice using C-Band Radar Polarimetry. Vahid Akbari, Postdoctoral researcher, UiT the Arctic Read More

New paper in JGR Oceans: Impact of data assimilation on Eulerian versus Lagrangian estimates of upper ocean transport

The paper “Impact of data assimilation on Eulerian versus Lagrangian estimates of upper ocean transport” by Ann Kristin Sperrevik, Johannes Röhrs and Kai Håkon Christensen at the Norwegian Meteorological Institute has recently been accepted in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans. Abstract: Using four-dimensional variational analysis, we produce an estimate of the state of a Read More

She is watching the ocean from space in the high North – Interview with Katalin Blix

Katalin Blix was interviewed earlier this spring in her local newspaper Hajdú-Bihari Napló in Hungary by the journalist Peter Egerhazi. Below is a summary of the interview: The former geologist uses machine learning to analyze satellite images. This spring, an international expedition to one of the most breathtaking part of the world, started in Lofoten Read More

Registration for CIRFA Annual Conference 2017

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CIRFA contributions at IGARSS2017

Exciting week for CIRFA where our members are presenting their work at the IGARSS2017 (IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium) in Fort Worth, Texas, US. First out is WP2 and Camilla Brekke who on Monday 24 July will present “Sea ice segmentation using TanDEM-X pursuit monostatic and alternating bistatic modes” by T. G. Yitayew, A. Read More

New paper in JSTARS: Lake and Fjord Ice Imaging Using a Multifrequency Ground-Based Tomographic SAR System

The paper “Lake and Fjord Ice Imaging Using a Multifrequency Ground-Based Tomographic SAR System” by Temesgen Gebrie Yitayew, Laurent Ferro-Famil, Torbjørn Eltoft and Stefano Tebaldini has recently been published in IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing. Abstract:  The radar backscatter response of snow covered lake and fjord ice is investigated Read More

Radio report: Drones over Spitzbergen

The radio programme “Wissenschafts-magazin” on Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen (SRF) has published a radio report about the in-situ work with drones in Ny-Ålesund. The report from Spitzbergen describes how the researchers work under extreme conditions to better understand the decline of sea ice, while flying with a drone above the sea surface and analysing in real-time Read More