New article: Object-Based Detection of Linear Kinematic Features in Sea Ice (Open Access)

Stefanie Linow and Wolfgang Dierking’s new article “Object-Based Detection of Linear Kinematic Features in Sea Ice” was recently published in the Journal Remote Sensing. Abstract Inhomogenities in the sea ice motion field cause deformation zones, such as leads, cracks and pressure ridges. Due to their long and often narrow shape, those structures are referred to as Read More

Introduction day for INTPART Arctic field summer school May 16 – open to all.

The INTPART project “Arctic Field Summer School: Norway-USA-Canada collaboration” kicks off on May 16 in Tromsø. The first summer school in a series of three starts with a full day of keynote lectures on the topic of “Arctic Sea Ice and Remote Sensing. The lectures are open to all, welcome! Arctic Sea Ice and Remote Read More

Open position: PhD position on Oil-in-Ice in Fjords

CIRFA partner Northern Research Institute Narvik (Norut Narvik) is hiring a PhD research fellow within CIRFA work package 3 Oil Spill Remote Sensing: PhD research fellow in Oil-in-Ice in Fjords Organisation: Norut Narvik Location: Narvik, Norway Duration: 3 years full-time temporary position Application deadline: 24 May 2017 Background In order to facilitate environmentally sound industrial Read More

Kick-off Arktisk Horisont EU-nettverk

Invitasjon til kick-off Arktisk Horisont EU-nettverk – tentativ dato 23. eller 24. mai 2017 Arktisk Horisont EU-nettverk er et prosjekt i regi av Norges forskningsråd som har som hovedmål å stimulere til økt deltakelse og økt suksessrate for regionale aktører i Horisont 2020 (H2020). Arktisk Horisont vil spesielt ha fokus på mobilisering av bedrifter, FoU-miljø Read More

Save the dates: CIRFA Annual Conference 2017

First announcement – save the dates! CIRFA Annual Conference 2017 18-19 October 2017 in Sommarøy Arctic Hotel, Troms. More detailed information will be provided later this year. Please set aside these dates in your calendars. We look forward to seeing you in October!     Contact: Torbjørn Eltoft, Centre Leader CIRFA, tel: +47 776 45 184, Read More

Promotion to full professor: Congratulations professor Brekke!

Dr. Camilla Brekke has been assessed as qualified for promotion from associate professor to full professor. We congratulate Camilla on the achievement! Camilla was awarded her PhD from University of Oslo, Department of Informatics in 2008. She joined the Department of Physics and Technology in 2009. She has over the years gained scientific research knowledge Read More

The Research Council on a site visit to CIRFA

The Research Council of Norway made its first site visit to CIRFA and the University of Tromsø on Thursday 23 March. The site visit is a contractual follow-up meeting with the research centre, and the objective of the meeting was to go through the scientific development in the previous year and review the plans for the coming period. Read More

Accepted paper in IEEE TGRS: “Analysis of Evolving Oil Spills in Full-Polarimetric and Hybrid-Polarity SAR”, by Espeseth et al.

Abstract:  Oil spill detection using a time series of images acquired off Norway in June 2015 with the Uninhabited Aerial Vehicle Synthetic Aperture Radar (UAVSAR) is examined. The relative performance of a set of features derived from quad- polarization vs. hybrid-polarity modes in detection of various types of slicks as they evolve on a high Read More

CIRFA seminar 2 March: Arctic Sea Ice Characterization Using Fully Polarimetric Air-Borne and Space-Borne Synthetic Aperture Radar

Date: Thursday 2 March, 12h30-13h30 Venue: CIRFA, Forskningsparken 3, 3rd floor, Tromsø Presented by: Suman Singha, Remote Sensing Technology Institute (IMF), German Aerospace Center (DLR), Henrich Focke Str. 4, 28199, Bremen, Germany. Arctic Sea Ice Characterization Using Fully Polarimetric Air-Borne and Space-Borne Synthetic Aperture Radar Arctic Sea ice monitoring has attracted increasing attention over the last few Read More

CIRFA seminar 23 Feb: Regional ocean circulation modeling

Date: Thursday 23 February, 12:30 – 13:30 Venue: CIRFA, Forskningsparken 3, 3rd floor, Tromsø Presented by: Kai Christensen, Regional ocean circulation modeling Abstract: A brief overview of the data assimilative ocean modeling system used at MET Norway is given. This modeling system is built around the Regional Ocean Modeling System (ROMS), which is a community ocean Read More