CIRFA seminar 30. August, 14:00 — 15:00

CIRFA welcomes you to a seminar presented by CIRFA PhD student Katalin Blix on the topic: Machine Learning Gaussian Process Regression for Remote Sensing Applications The powerful Gaussian Process Regression (GPR) method has been shown to perform excellently in comparison to other machine learning techniques and parametric approaches. GPR has several advantageous properties besides its…

New associate professor: Dr. Andrea Marinoni

Andrea Marinoni We welcome Dr. Andrea Marinoni who has now officially started his new position at CIRFA and  UiT – the Arctic University of Norway. He has been busy from day one preparing for teaching, supervising students and getting to know the ins and outs of CIRFA. We expect his expertise will be relevant across CIRFAs…

CIRFA part of ExtremeEarth H2020 project

CIRFA is pleased to announce that the Horizon 2020 project “ExtremeEarth” was accepted. The project, coordinated by Prof. Manolis Koubarakis (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens)  will tackle large scale analysis of remote sensing data to support  Polar use cases and Food security use cases. The project has a strong consortium which also involves our CIRFA partner…

New CIRFA engineer

We are happy to have hired our recently graduated master student Vebjørn Karisari as an engineer for a one year project aiming to produce high quality datasets which will allow better training of models for remote sensing image analysis. In the machine learning world the most tedious and often most difficult task is to acquire…

Successful PhD defense for Jakob Grahn

Congratulations to Dr. Jakob Grahn for successfully defending his dissertation entitled “Multi-frequency radar remote sensing of sea ice”. We expect to continue to collaborate with Jakob as he has now started his new position with our CIRFA partner Norut.

New intern

Jean-Claude Koumi is visiting CIRFA as an intern for three months and is continuing the work of one of our recently graduated master students on custom focusing of synthetic aperture radar data for object detection.

CIRFA seminar 26 april, 14:00-15:00

CIRFA welcomes you to a seminar where Line Steinbakk from Kongsberg Satellite Services (KSAT) presents the KSAT oil spill detection service. Speakers Line Steinbakk – Director Programs Jon Christian Richards – Quality Manager -TEOS Ole Morten Karlsen – Remote Sensing Specialist KSAT provides near real time oil spill detection services to clients worldwide. The service…

CIRFA seminar 21 March, 11h00-11h45

CIRFA welcomes you to a seminar where Richard Hall from Statoil will talk about “The role of satellite imagery in the information toolbox” Date: Wednesday 21 March 2018 at 11h00-11h45 Venue: CIRFA, SIVA Innovation Centre (Forskningsparken), Tromsø Online: https://connect.uninett.no/cirfa-seminar/  

New administrative coordinater for CIRFA

We welcome Lise Nordgård as our new administrative coordinator at CIRFA. Lise has a background in microbiology and antimicrobial resistance, but is reinventing herself as a project manager. She will take over responsibilities from Ellen Ingeborg Hætta who has been sharing her time between CIRFA and the ARCEx projects. Ellen is now moving on to work…

CIRFA seminar 23 Jan. 14:00 – Anja Strømme and Ding Tao

CIRFA welcomes you to a seminar where Anja Strømme from the Norwegian Space Centre will talk about Norways involvement in the Copernicus program and Ding Tao from Fudan University will present work on machine learning and sea ice. Date: Tuesday 23 January 2018 at 14h00-15h00 Venue: CIRFA, SIVA Innovation Centre (Forskningsparken), Tromsø [map] Online: https://connect.uninett.no/cirfa-seminar/ Norwegian Space…