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 Seminar Mar. 12 by Hiroshi Sumata (NPI)

Welcome to a CIRFA seminar on sea ice transport in the Fram Strait organized by the Earth observation group at UiT and CIRFA. WHEN: Mar. 12, 2020 from 14:00 to 15:00WHERE: CIRFA, SIVA Innovation Centre (Forskningsparken) Follow the seminar online: https://connect.uninett.no/cirfa-seminar Welcome! Simultaneous Parameter Optimization of an Arctic Sea Ice-Ocean Model We developed an objective parameter optimization system…Read More »

CIRFA Young Scientist Forum 2020

Last week the CIRFA Young Scientist Forum 2020 was held on February 27th and 28th in Tromsø under the theme “Communication – Cooperation – Career & Care.” This annual event offers seminars and workshops about relevant topics for our Ph.D. students, postdocs, and young scientists, which also represents a good platform to meet up, exchange about current…Read More »

2-3 Postdoctoral Research Fellows

The Department of Physics and Technology at UiT The Arctic University of Norway announces 2-3 vacant positions as Postdoctoral Research Fellow in machine/deep learning, multi-sensor processing, and scalable computing in remote sensing for large-scale Arctic applications. The appointments are for a period of three years, with the possibility of up to one year’s extension if…Read More »

New publication in Marine Policy.

The article “The Law of the Sea and Current Practices of Marine Scientific Research in the Arctic” by Hilde Woker, Bernhard Schartmüller, Knut Ola Dølven, Katalin Blix has been accepted for publication on Marine Policy (Elsevier). Abstract: The rapid changes in both climate and human activity occurring in the Arctic Ocean demands improved knowledge about…Read More »

CIRFA at Arctic Frontiers 2020 in Tromsø

Next week Arctic Frontiers 2020 takes place in Tromsø. CIRFA is well represented starting already on Wednesday under Theme 3: Disruptive technologies. If you are attending please come and listen to our talks!Read More »

CIRFA Seminar Jan. 23 by Rafael Gonçalves-Araujo (DTU)

Welcome to a CIRFA seminar on optical remote sensing organized by the Earth observation group at UiT and CIRFA. WHEN: Jan. 23, 2020 from 14:00 to 15:00WHERE: CIRFA, SIVA Innovation Centre (Forskningsparken) Follow the seminar online: https://connect.uninett.no/cirfa-seminar Welcome! Light in the dark: retrieving underwater irradiance in shallow eutrophic waters from absorption and beam attenuation spectral measurements…Read More »

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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New publication!

An article by Malin Johansson, Eirik Malnes, Sebastian Gerland, Anca Cristea, Anthony P. Doulgeris, Dmitry V. Divine, Olga Pavlova and Tom Rune Lauknes has been accepted for publication in Annals of Glaciology. The title of the publication is “Consistent ice and open water classification combining historical synthetic aperture radar satellite images from ERS-1/2, Envisat ASAR,…Read More »

Camilla Brekke new co-leader for CIRFA

The CIRFA management team has been expanded to include a centre co-leader. Prof. Camilla Brekke takes on the responsibility and will support Prof. Torbjørn Eltoft in managing the centre. Brekke is already a substantial contributor to CIRFA as a leader of WP3 and co-leader of WP6 and we appreciate that she takes on the additional…Read More »

New publication!

An article by Stine Skrunes, Malin Johansson and Camilla Brekke has been accepted for publication in Remote Sensing. The title of the article is:  “Synthetic Aperture Radar Remote Sensing of Operational Platform Produced Water Releases”.Read More »

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