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.


New publication!

The article “Machine Learning Automatic Model Selection Algorithm for Oceanic Chlorophyll-a Content Retrieval” by Katalin Blix and Torbjørn Eltoft has been published in Remote Sensing as part of the Special Issue Remote Sensing of Ocean Colour. Abstract: Ocean Color remote sensing has a great importance in monitoring of aquatic environments. The number of optical imaging sensors onboard satellites…Read More »

Upcoming PhD defense – Jakob Grahn

Jakob Grahn will defend his thesis “Multi-frequency radar remote sensing of sea ice” for the PhD degree 8 June 2018. Information about time and place will follow.Read More »

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…Read More »

New Publication!

The article “Effect of Wind Direction and Incidence Angle on Polarimetric SAR Observations of Slicked and Unslicked Sea Surfaces” has been accepted for publication in Remote Sensing of Environment. The authors are Stine Skrunes (UiT), Camilla Brekke (UiT), Cathleen E. Jones (JPL), Martine M. Espeseth (UiT), and Benjamin Holt (JPL). Abstract: The objective of this…Read More »

PhD Student Johannes Lohse was attending the EGU April this year.

Johannes Lohse presenting his poster at the European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2018, in Vienna in April: https://egu2018.eu/home.htmlRead 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 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 »

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