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

CIRFA Annual Conference 2017

CIRFA looks forward to welcoming you to its second Annual Conference, at Sommarøy Arctic Hotel, on 18-19 October, 2017. The full programme will be published soon. Register here Preliminary programme: Wednesday 18 October Bus from Tromsø to Sommarøy (10:00 from CIRFA/SIVA Innovasjonssenter Tromsø; 10:15 from Tromsø city centre/Prostneset; 10:30 from Tromsø Airport) Lunch (12:00-13:00) Plenary 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

ASUF and CIRFA seminar 29 June: How remote sensing technologies are advancing communication needs for unmanned systems

ASUF and CIRFA are inviting all intested to attend a guest lecture by Philip McGillivary, The talk is titled «How remote sensing technologies are advancing communication needs for unmanned systems» Date: Thursday 29 June, 14h00 Venue: Teknologibygget Auditorium 1.023 Presented by: Dr. Philip McGillivary, US Coast Guard Pacific Area & Icebreaker Science Liaison Contact: Rune Storvold,, Read More

Tenure-Track Associate Professor in Earth Observation and Remote Sensing at CIRFA – apply by 31 August

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

PhD position in Oil Spill Remote Sensing – apply by 20 July

CIRFA has an open PhD position in Oil Spill Remote Sensing. We are seeking a candidate holding a Master’s degree in physics or mathematics, with documented knowledge and interests in theoretical aspects of radar remote sensing, including radar scattering modelling, and experience in signal and image analysis of multi-polarization SAR data. A background in remote Read More

UiT’s Research and Development Award to Torbjørn Eltoft

We extend our congratulations to professor Torbjørn Eltoft as recipient of UiT’s Research and Development Award. The award was announced at rector’s summer party, an annual event which took place yesterday. The jury’s arguments can be read here (in Norwegian):