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

New article: Measurement and modeling of oil slick transport

The paper “Measurement and modeling of oil slick transport” by Cathleen E. Jones, Knut-Frode Dagestad, Øyvind Breivik, Benjamin Holt, Johannes Röhrs, Kai Håkon Christensen, Martine Espeseth, Camilla Brekke, and Stine Skrunes, made the front page of Journal of Geophysical Research Oceans, in its latest issue in October 2016.  Abstract: Transport characteristics of oil slicks are reported from Read More

CIRFA seminar 10 Nov: Research topics in the field of remote sensing at University of Florence

Date: Thursday 10 November, 14:00-15:00 Venue: CIRFA, Forskningsparken 3, 3rd floor, Tromsø Presented by: Fabrizio Argenti Research topics in the field of remote sensing at University of Florence The aim of this seminar is presenting some research activities recently developed at University of Florence in the field of remote sensing. First, the problem of retrieving the Read More

Popular science seminar 10 Nov: CIRFA ongoing research and some emerging results

Torbjørn Eltoft will present some of our on-going research in a faculty lunchseminar. Date: Thursday 10 November, 11:15-12:00 Venue: Lille Aud, Realfagbygget, UiT Sign-up for free lunch! About the event:  This is the third NT-lunchseminar in a serie of three popular science seminars this autumn. The SFI, Centre for Integrated Remote Sensing and Forecasting for Arctic Operations has Read More