CIRFA OPENING

 

The official grand and long awaited opening of CIRFA took place on Friday 13th, November 2015 at UiT – The Arctic University of Norway.

On the agenda were tapas, musical entries, presentations, and cake. Several partners of CIRFA had taken the long hike up north to participate in this opening. Local partners were also present.

Technology building at UiT. From left: Elisabeth Blix Bakkelund (Research Council of Norway, Regional representative in Troms), Kjell Arild Høgda (Research director, NORUT), Wenche Jakobsen (Pro-Rector for Education, UiT), Torbjørn Eltoft (Center leader of CIRFA), Dilek Ayhan (State Secretary of Trade, Industry and Fisheries), Anne Husebekk (Rector at UiT), Nalân Koç (Research director, Norwegian Polar Institute), Jan Petter Pedersen (Vice President, KSAT), Elise Husum (Deputy Director of Research Council of Norway). Photo: Torger Grytå

Technology building at UiT. From left: Elisabeth Blix Bakkelund (Research Council of Norway, Regional representative in Troms), Kjell Arild Høgda (Research director, NORUT), Wenche Jakobsen (Pro-Rector for Education, UiT), Torbjørn Eltoft (Center leader of CIRFA), Dilek Ayhan (State Secretary of Trade, Industry and Fisheries), Anne Husebekk (Rector at UiT), Nalân Koç (Research director, Norwegian Polar Institute), Jan Petter Pedersen (Vice President, KSAT), Elise Husum (Deputy Director of Research Council of Norway). Photo: Torger Grytå

 

Several interesting presentations were held, covering important topics. These were given by people from the government, industry, UiT, and CIRFA. Some of the topics presented were local remote sensing history, the process of the SFI application, collaborations, CIRFA’s objectives, and various research from the field.

Following beautiful musical entries by Robaat, nice and informal gratings were given by the Tromsø’s Mayor, Norwegian Space center, UiT, and NORUT serving as a perfect end to a fantastic event.

From left: Torbjørn Eltoft (Center leader of CIRFA), Anne Husebekk (Rector at UiT), Elise Husum (Deputy Director of Research Council of Norway).

From left: Torbjørn Eltoft (Center leader of CIRFA), Anne Husebekk (Rector at UiT), Elise Husum (Deputy Director of Research Council of Norway). Photo: Torger Grytå

 

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Robaat. Julie A. Normann (on photo) and Kine Kjær. Photo: Torger Grytå

 

 

“Better together; leaner, faster, smarter” – Richard Hall Statoil

“Dere er mine helter!” Dilek Ayhen, State Secretary of Trade, Industry and Fisheries.

“Jeg er glad i dere” Tromsø’s Mayor

 

Covered by UiT:
https://uit.no/nyheter/artikkel?p_document_id=441053

Next time will be the CIRFA kick off!

CIRFA NT
CIRFA news team

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