New Publication!

The article “Numerical Analysis of Microwave Scattering from Layered Sea Ice Based on the Finite Element Method”, by Xu Xu, Camilla Brekke, Anthony P. Doulgeris and Frank Melandsø has recently been published in Remote Sensing. Abstract: A two-dimensional scattering model based on the Finite Element Method (FEM) is built for simulating the microwave scattering of…

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…

IGARSS 2018

July this year Anthony Doulgeris, Katalin Blix and Xu Xu participated at the IGARSS (International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium) 2018, in Valencia, Spain. Anthony also presented two posters on behalf of Vahid Akbari.   Photo: Anthony giving an oral presentation Photo: Xu presenting his poster Photo: Katalin presenting her poster

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…

Sea Ice Remote Sensing, Workshop

When: 3-4 September 2018 Where: Radisson Blu, Gardermoen. Registration here! Centre for Integrated Remote Sensing and Forecasting for Arctic Operations (CIRFA) is pleased to invite to a thematic workshop with the focus on “Sea Ice Remote Sensing”. The objective is twofold: Status update on the directions of the research going on in CIRFA with regards to sea ice…

PhD Position in the area of Scalable Computing and Deployment for Earth Observation Applications

The Department of Physics and Technology announces a vacant PhD position in the area of Scalable Computing and Deployment for Earth Observation Applications at UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Physics and Technology. The position is affiliated to Centre for Integrated Remote Sensing and Forecasting for Arctic Operations…

ESA training course 2018

CIRFA staff attending the “ESA cryosphere remote sensing training course” at the Univeristy Centre in Svalbard (UNIS) in Longyearbyen. The picture shows course participants listening to Camilla Brekkes presentation on “Applications of full-polarimetric SAR to monitoring sea ice, leads and oil spills”.