Centre for Integrated Remote Sensing and Forecasting for Arctic Operations

The overall ambition of CIRFA is that the centre will become a knowledge hub for research and development on Arctic surveillance technologies, with leading expertise in disciplines such as remote sensing, signal processing, radar technology, RPAS technology, data assimilation and numerical modelling. CIRFA builds on broad competence in remote sensing, and takes advantage of the considerable infrastructure, that has been built up in Tromsø over the recent decades. The core CIRFA team consists of leading senior scientists, PhDs and Post Docs in addition to industry representatives and innovation experts.

CIRFA is hosted by the Department of Physics and Technology at UiT – the Arctic University of Norway. CIRFA is one of 17 Centres for Research-based Innovation (SFI) granted in 2014. The purpose of an SFI is to build up and strengthen Norwegian research groups that work in close collaboration with partners from innovative industry and public enterprises. The Research Council of Norway (RCN project number 237906), together with the partners, Troms fylkeskommune, and the host institution, provides the funding for the centre.

CIRFA Annual Report 2017

The CIRFA Annual Report 2017 is available for download: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 »

IEEE JSTARS: Evaluation of feature ranking and regression methods for oceanic chlorophyll-a estimation

Katalin Blix and Torbjørn Eltoft’s paper on “Evaluation of feature ranking and regression methods for oceanic chlorophyll-a estimation” has been accepted for publication in the IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing. Abstract:  This paper evaluates two alternative regression techniques for oceanic Chlorophyll-a (Chl-a) content estimation. One of the investigated…Read More »

Frontiers in Marine Sciences: Algal hot spots in a changing Arctic Ocean: Sea-ice ridges and the snow-ice interface

The article “Algal hot spots in a changing Arctic Ocean: Sea-ice ridges and the snow-ice interface” has been accepted for publishing by Frontiers in Marine Sciences. The authors are Mar Fernández-Méndez (NPI), Lasse M. Olsen (NPI), Hanna M. Kauko (NPI), Amelie Meyer (NPI), Anja Rösel (NPI), Ioanna Merkouriadi (NPI), Christopher J. Mundy (Univ.Manitoba, Canada), Jens…Read More »

IEEE TGRS: Arctic Sea Ice Characterization using Spaceborne Fully Polarimetric L-, C- and X-Band SAR with Validation by Airborne Measurements

The article “Arctic Sea Ice Characterization using Spaceborne Fully Polarimetric L-, C- and X-Band SAR with Validation by Airborne Measurements” has been accepted for publishing by IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing. The  paper is a result of an ongoing collaboration between CIRFA and DLR researchers, Suman Singha (DLR), A. Malin Johansson (UiT), Nick Hughes (MET.no),…Read More »

New PETROMAKS2 project: “Oil spill and newly formed sea ice detection, characterization, and mapping in the Barents Sea using remote sensing by SAR”

A new project has been granted through the Research Council of Norway’s PETROMAKS2 programme: “Oil spill and newly formed sea ice detection, characterization, and mapping in the Barents Sea using remote sensing by SAR”, grant number 280616. The project abstract: This project is a joint effort between UiT The Arctic University of Norway and P. P.…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 »

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