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 “A review of unmanned vehicles for the detection and monitoring of marine fauna” by Ursula K.Verfussa, Ana Sofia Aniceto, Danielle V. Harris, Douglas Gillespie, Sophie Fielding, Guillermo Jiménez, Phil Johnston, Rachael R.Sinclair, Agnar Sivertsen, Stian A. Solbø, Rune Storvold, Martin Biuw, Roy Wyatt has been published in Marine Pollution Bulletin. Abstract Recent technology…Read More »

CIRFA Seminar 21. February 14:30-15:30

CIRFA welcomes you to a seminar presented by CIRFA Associate Professor Andrea Marinoni. The title of the presentation is: “ASSESSMENT OF POLARIMETRIC VARIABILITY BY DISTANCE GEOMETRY FOR ENHANCED CLASSIFICATION OF OIL SLICKS USING SAR”. We introduce a new approach for investigation of polarimetric Synthetic Aperture Radar (PolSAR) images for oil slick analysis. Our method aims…Read More »

CIRFA Seminar 7. February, 14:00-15:00

CIRFA welcomes you to a seminar presented by CIRFA PhD student Cornelius Quigley and Researcher Anca Cristea. Date/time: 7. February 2019, 14:00 — 15:00 Venue: CIRFA, SIVA Innovation Centre (Forskningsparken), Online:https://connect.uninett.no/cirfa-seminar The title of Cornelius presentation is: “Retrieval of the dielectric properties of oil slick using SAR via a polarimetric two-scale model” A two scale…Read More »

POLinSAR 2019

Next week (from 28th January to 1st February 2019) the 9th International Workshop on Science and Applications of SAR Polarimetry and Polarimetric Interferometry (POLinSAR 2019) is going on in ESRIN, Frascati, Italy. CIRFA will be contributing with presentations: Day1: Monday 28 January Session: Methods and Theoretical Modelling 14:50-15:10 Incidence angle dependsencies in narrow-swath Quad-polarimetric SAR…Read More »

Arctic Frontiers 2019

CIRFA will be contributing with presentations at Arctic Frontiers 2019 Wednesday 23 January Session: State of the Arctic – Operational oceanography and forecasting 13:30   Weather and ocean forecasting for increased prepardness in the Arctic Authors: Kai Håkon Christensen ( MET Norway ); Nils Melsom Kristensen ( MET Norway ); Jostein Brændshøi ( MET Norway ); Yurii…Read More »

3rd DBAR Conference, December 2018

Andrea Marinoni was invited to give e key-note speech at the 3rd DBAR conference in Tengchong, P.R. China, Dec. 5-7, 2018 (http://dbar2018.csp.escience.cn/dct/page/1). DBAR18 conference hosted several specialized sessions examining the applications of big Earth data for sustainable development in different fields, such as environmental change, disaster mitigation, water resources, agriculture food security, natural and cultural…Read More »

CIRFA Newsletter December 2018 - Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from the CIRFA team!

Dear CIRFA-partners, colleagues, and collaborators. The year 2018 is approaching the end, and here is a brief summary report. 2018 has been a busy year, with many interesting activities and achievements. As we get more experience and feedback, the Centre is gradually finding its course, both with respect to its research and innovation goals. The…Read More »

CIRFA seminar, Thursday 13 December at 14:00-15:00

CIRFA welcomes you to a seminar where Tore Hattermann from Akvaplan-niva will talk about “The role of (sub-)mesoscale dynamics in high-resolution sea ice drift forecasts”. Date: Thursday 13 December at 14:00-15:00 Venue: CIRFA, SIVA Innovation Centre (Forskningsparken), Tromsø [map] Online: https://connect.uninett.no/cirfa-seminar/ WELCOME!Read More »

Problems with signing into the CIRFA intranet!

We are currently experiencing problems with signing into the CIRFA intranet. We are working on solving this. In the meantime, you may contact lise.nordgard@uit.no if you require access to documents.Read More »

PostDoc in Multi-Sensor and Deep Learning for Large-Scale Remote Sensing

The Department of Physics and Technology announces a vacant position of Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the area of multi-sensor and deep learning for applications in large-scale remote sensing sea ice mapping at UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Faculty of Science and Technology. The position is funded by the project From Copernicus Big Data to…Read More »

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