Events

CIRFA organizes annual conferences, workshops, seminars, and PhD forums with skills courses.

 

Latest events:

Workshop on "Sea Ice Remote Sensing".

Workshop, 3-4 September 2018 at Radisson Blue Airport Hotel, Gardemoen. CIRFA will organize a thematic workshop at Radisson Blue Airport Hotel, Gardemoen, 3-4 September 2018. The main focus will be on: Sea Ice Remote Sensing. Details of the program will be provided later. Contact: Torbjørn Eltoft, Centre Leader CIRFA, tel: +47 776 45 184, torbjorn.eltoft@uit.no Lise…Read More »

CIRFA seminar 26 april, 14:00-15:00

CIRFA welcomes you to a seminar where Line Steinbakk from Kongsberg Satellite Services (KSAT) presents the KSAT oil spill detection service. Speakers Line Steinbakk – Director Programs Jon Christian Richards – Quality Manager -TEOS Ole Morten Karlsen – Remote Sensing Specialist KSAT provides near real time oil spill detection services to clients worldwide. The service…Read More »

CIRFA seminar 21 March, 11h00-11h45

CIRFA welcomes you to a seminar where Richard Hall from Statoil will talk about “The role of satellite imagery in the information toolbox” Date: Wednesday 21 March 2018 at 11h00-11h45 Venue: CIRFA, SIVA Innovation Centre (Forskningsparken), Tromsø Online: https://connect.uninett.no/cirfa-seminar/  Read More »

Trodde du?/Did you think?

From March 8, the the exhibition ‘Trodde Du’ in Tromsø town shows 15 women, among them Prof. Camilla Brekke, and their professions at UiT. The exhibition is part of the UiT 50 year anniversary and will be extended to 50 women in the fall. https://uit.no/50/trodde-du Utstilling Trodde Du?Idé: Kathrin H. Hopmann. Design: Torger Grytå. Foto:…Read More »

CIRFA seminar 8 March: Edmond Hansen and Signe Aaboe

CIRFA welcomes you to a seminar where Edmond Hansen from Multiconsult in Tromsø will talk about innovation and application of remote sensing products, and Signe Aaboe from the Norwegian Meteorological Institute will talk about satellite-based sea ice products. Date: Thursday 8 March 2018 at 14h00-15h00 Venue: CIRFA, SIVA Innovation Centre (Forskningsparken), Tromsø [map] Online: https://connect.uninett.no/cirfa-seminar/ Innovation…Read More »

CIRFA seminar 22 Feb: Andreas Reigber, DLR, and Leif Eriksson, Chalmers University

CIRFA welcomes you to a seminar where Andreas Reigber from the German Aerospace Center (DLR), and Leif Eriksson (Chalmers) will give talks. Date: Thursday 22 February 2018 at 14h00-15h00 [add to calendar] Venue: CIRFA, SIVA Innovation Centre (Forskningsparken), Tromsø [map] Online: https://connect.uninett.no/cirfa-seminar/ Modern 3D SAR Imaging Options Prof. Dr. Andreas Reigber, Department of SAR Technology, DLR SAR…Read More »

Public defence and trial lecture - Master of Science Temesgen Yitayew

Master of Science Temesgen Yitayew will publicly defend his PhD thesis on Friday 23 February, at 12.15, in Aud 1.022 in Teknologibygget. The trial lecture will be held on the same day at the same venue at 10.15. The title of his thesis is: “Investigation of Sea Ice Using Single and Multiple Synthetic Aperture Radar…Read More »

CIRFA seminar 23 Jan. 14:00 - Anja Strømme and Ding Tao

CIRFA welcomes you to a seminar where Anja Strømme from the Norwegian Space Centre will talk about Norways involvement in the Copernicus program and Ding Tao from Fudan University will present work on machine learning and sea ice. Date: Tuesday 23 January 2018 at 14h00-15h00 Venue: CIRFA, SIVA Innovation Centre (Forskningsparken), Tromsø [map] Online: https://connect.uninett.no/cirfa-seminar/ Norwegian Space…Read More »

CIRFA seminar 18 Jan. at 14:00 - Megan O'Sadnick

CIRFA welcomes you to a seminar where CIRFA PhD student Megan O’Sadnick will talk about fjord ice. Date: Thursday 18 January 2018 at 14h00-15h00 Venue: CIRFA, SIVA Innovation Centre (Forskningsparken), Tromsø [map] Online: https://connect.uninett.no/cirfa-seminar/ Examination of Sea Ice Cover in Norwegian Fjords and its Application to Oil Spill Response Activities Fjords, broadly defined as glacially carved basins…Read More »

CIRFA seminar 30 Nov. at 14:00 – Wolfgang Dierking

CIRFA welcomes you to a seminar where Adjunct Professor Wolfgang Dierking, UiT/Alfred Wegener Institute, will talk about sea ice classification. Date: Thursday 30 November  at 14h00-15h00 [add to calendar] Venue: CIRFA, SIVA Innovation Centre (Forskningsparken), Tromsø [map] Online: https://connect.uninett.no/cirfa-seminar/ Sea Ice Classification: What Can We Learn From Airborne Data? When asked what is important for sea…Read More »

CIRFA seminar Nov. 9th at 14:00 - Cecilia Peralta-Ferriz and Johannes Lohse

CIRFA welcomes you to a seminar where visiting scientist Cecilia Peralta-Ferriz will talk about her work using data from the GRACE satellite and CIRFA PhD student Johannes Lohse will talk about his work on feature selection for ice classification. Date: Thursday 9 November  at 14h00-15h00 [add to calendar] Venue: CIRFA, SIVA Innovation Centre (Forskningsparken), Tromsø [map]…Read More »

CIRFA seminar 12 October: Xu and Grahn - Analysis of scattering from sea ice, and interpreting sea ice SAR data

CIRFA welcomes you to a seminar where PhD students Xu Xu and Jakob Grahn will give you talks about analysis of scattering from sea ice and interpreting sea ice SAR data. Date: Thursday 12 October, 14h00-15h00 [add to calendar] Venue: CIRFA, SIVA Innovation Centre (Forskningsparken), Tromsø [map]   Analysis of Scattering from Sea Ice based on…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. List of participants Programme: Wednesday 18 October 10:00 Bus from SIVA Innovasjonssenter [map] 10:15 Bus from Prostneset/city centre [map] 10:30 Bus from Tromsø Airport 12:00 – 12:45 Lunch 12:45 – 14:05 Session 1 12:45-13:10 Welcome address Torbjørn Eltoft, UiT The Arctic University of…Read More »

CIRFA seminar 21 September: Observation of the Taylor Energy Oil Slick in the Gulf of Mexico using NASA’s UAVSAR L-band Airborne SAR Instrument

Date: Thursday 21 September, 13:30-14:30 – NB! New time! Venue: CIRFA, Forskningsparken 3, 3rd floor, Tromsø Observation of the Taylor Energy Oil Slick in the Gulf of Mexico using NASA’s UAVSAR L-band Airborne SAR Instrument Cathleen E. Jones NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology & UiT The Arctic University of Norway Abstract: Although radar has…Read More »

CIRFA seminar 31 August: Iceberg detection and sea ice classification

CIRFA welcomes you to a seminar on the topics of iceberg detection and sea ice classification. Date: Thursday 31 August, 14h30-15h30 Venue: CIRFA, SIVA Innovation Centre (Forskningsparken), Tromsø [map] Presentations by Vahid Akbari and Cornelius Quigley.   Iceberg Detection in Open Water and Sea Ice using C-Band Radar Polarimetry. Vahid Akbari, Postdoctoral researcher, UiT the Arctic…Read More »

Registration for CIRFA Annual Conference 2017

If you cannot see this form, please click here: https://skjema.uio.no/84903 The online registration form can only be visualized if your browser supports iframes.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, rune.storvold@norut.no,…Read More »

CIRFA seminar 15 June: Sea surface currents retrieval using along-track interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar

Date: Thursday 15 June, 13h00-14h00 Venue: CIRFA, Forskningsparken 3, 3rd floor, Tromsø Presented by: Anis Elyouncha, PhD Student, Earth and Space Sciences, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden Abstract: Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) has proven to be a very powerful tool for ocean remote sensing. The ability to measure sea surface currents using Along-Track Interferometry technique with SAR (ATI-SAR)…Read More »

Introduction day for INTPART Arctic field summer school May 16 - open to all.

The INTPART project “Arctic Field Summer School: Norway-USA-Canada collaboration” kicks off on May 16 in Tromsø. The first summer school in a series of three starts with a full day of keynote lectures on the topic of “Arctic Sea Ice and Remote Sensing. The lectures are open to all, welcome! Arctic Sea Ice and Remote…Read More »

CIRFA seminar 2 March: Arctic Sea Ice Characterization Using Fully Polarimetric Air-Borne and Space-Borne Synthetic Aperture Radar

Date: Thursday 2 March, 12h30-13h30 Venue: CIRFA, Forskningsparken 3, 3rd floor, Tromsø Presented by: Suman Singha, Remote Sensing Technology Institute (IMF), German Aerospace Center (DLR), Henrich Focke Str. 4, 28199, Bremen, Germany. Suman.Singha@dlr.de Arctic Sea Ice Characterization Using Fully Polarimetric Air-Borne and Space-Borne Synthetic Aperture Radar Arctic Sea ice monitoring has attracted increasing attention over the last few…Read More »

CIRFA seminar 23 Feb: Regional ocean circulation modeling

Date: Thursday 23 February, 12:30 – 13:30 Venue: CIRFA, Forskningsparken 3, 3rd floor, Tromsø Presented by: Kai Christensen, Met.no Regional ocean circulation modeling Abstract: A brief overview of the data assimilative ocean modeling system used at MET Norway is given. This modeling system is built around the Regional Ocean Modeling System (ROMS), which is a community ocean…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 »

Innovation Days 2016

The 3rd Innovation Days in Tromsø 6-7. December 2016 – Save the date! Date: December 6-7, 2016 Venue: Linken – SIVA Innovasjonssenter, Tromsø, Norway Register here Program: Tuesday 6 December 2016 10:00-10:30 Registration and coffee 10:30-10:35 Opening of the 3rd Innovation Days. Managing director Øyvind Hilmarsen, Tromsø Centre for Remote Sensing Prof. Torbjørn Eltoft, Director Centre…Read More »

CIRFA seminar 13 Oct: Measurement and modeling of the transport and evolution of oil slicks on open water

Date: Thursday 13 October, 14:00-15:00 Venue: CIRFA, Forskningsparken 3, 3rd floor, Tromsø Presented by: Adjunct Professor Cathleen Jones, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology/UiT Measurement and modeling of the transport and evolution of oil slicks on open water Although radar has long been used for mapping the spatial extent of oil slicks, its capability for characterizing…Read More »

CIRFA seminar 22 Sep: Fieldwork campaigns during the summer where CIRFA has participated

Date: Thursday 22 September, 14:00-15:00 Venue: CIRFA, Forskningsparken 3, 3rd floor, Tromsø Presented by: Malin Johansson, Stine Skrunes, Martine Espeseth, Anja Rösel/Jean Negrel Fieldwork campaigns during the summer where CIRFA has participated During the summer CIRFA has participated in 4 different fieldwork campaigns. The campaigns has been in cooperation with the Norwegian clean seas association for…Read More »

CIRFA Annual Conference

The registration to the first CIRFA Annual Conference, 13-14 September 2016, is now open. Please register by 23 August if you require a hotel room. Click here to register The CIRFA Annual Conference will serve as an important arena for CIRFA’s partners to exchange ideas. The primary focus of the conference will be to present…Read More »

CIRFA seminar Thursday 26 May

CIRFA welcomes you to seminar on: Date: Thursday 26 May, 14:30-15:30 (NB! changed time!) Venue: CIRFA, Forskningsparken 3, 3rd floor, Tromsø Introductions by Stine Skrunes and Xu Xu Abstracts: The effect of imaging geometry on multipolarization SAR for oil spill observation Stine Skrunes (Postdoc, UiT CIRFA) Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) is a well-established tool for remote…Read More »

CIRFA seminar 29 April

CIRFA seminar Friday 29 April, 13:00-14:00, Forskningsparken 3, 3rd floor Introductions by Malin Johansson, Vahid Akbari and Laurent Ferro-Famil All welcome!Read More »

Workshop – WP7 Pilot Service demonstration

Date: 02.03.16 Time: 09-16 Location: KSAT Registration Originally WP7 was supposed to put together and demonstrate pilot services based on results from the other work packages. Since the start-up of CIRFA issues regarding infrastructure, processing line(s), data sharing/searching, integration of data from different sensors etc. have been identified. The intention of this workshop is to…Read More »

PhD course in "Radar remote sensing"

Radar remote sensing  About the course:  FYS8810 “Radar remote sensing” (PhD level, but also appropriate for MSc-students, 10 ECTs for registered) The course will give the theoretical foundations of  important aspects of radar remote sensing, and provide new students in the field  a sufficient introductory understanding  to explore specific applications in more detail. Free course…Read More »

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…Read More »

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