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”.

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.

Two PhD Fellowships in Integrated Remote Sensing for Earth Observation Applications at CIRFA

The Department of Physics and Technology announces two vacant PhD Candidate positions in the area of Arctic Remote Sensing. The research themes are: “Multi-Sensor, Multi-Scale Integrated Remote Sensing for Arctic Sea Ice monitoring” and “Remote Sensing of Extreme Ocean Events (Polar Lows)”. The positions are affiliated to the Department of Physics and Technology, Faculty of…

PhD position in Optical Remote Sensing for Water Quality Parameter Retrieval

PhD Candidate in Optical Remote Sensing for Water Quality Parameter Retrieval The Department of Physics and Technology announces a vacant PhD Candidate position in the area of optical remote sensing for water quality parameter retrieval at UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Faculty of Science and Technology. This position is associated with the Earth Observation group…

EUSAR 2018

EUSAR, the European Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar, is the world leading international conference dedicated to SAR techniques, Technology and applications.http://conference.vde.com/eusar/2018/Pages/default.aspx Torbjørn was invited to chair the session Polarimetry III, and Marianne Myrnes and Katalin Blix both gave a presentation. The title of their presentations was: Marianne Myrnes: «Polarimetric analysis of oil contaminated laboratory grown saltwater ice…