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.


Registration for "Sea Ice Remote Sensing Workshop"

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Sea Ice Remote Sensing, Workshop

When: 3-4 September 2018 Where: Radisson Blu, Gardermoen. Registration here! Centre for Integrated Remote Sensing and Forecasting for Arctic Operations (CIRFA) is pleased to invite to a thematic workshop with the focus on “Sea Ice Remote Sensing”. The objective is twofold: Status update on the directions of the research going on in CIRFA with regards to sea ice…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 »

ESA training course 2018

CIRFA staff attending the “ESA cryosphere remote sensing training course” at the Univeristy Centre in Svalbard (UNIS) in Longyearbyen. The picture shows course participants listening to Camilla Brekkes presentation on “Applications of full-polarimetric SAR to monitoring sea ice, leads and oil spills”.Read More »

CIRFA Annual Conference 2018

CIRFA Annual Conference 2018 17-18 October 2018 in Sommarøy Arctic Hotel, Troms.   More detailed information will be provided. Please keep the date. We look forward to seeing you in October! Photo: Online image. flickr,  August 2017 Contact: Torbjørn Eltoft, Centre Leader CIRFA, tel: +47 776 45 184, torbjorn.eltoft@uit.no Lise Nordgård, Project Coordinator, tel: +47 776 23…Read More »

Successful PhD defense for Jakob Grahn

Congratulations to Dr. Jakob Grahn for successfully defending his dissertation entitled “Multi-frequency radar remote sensing of sea ice”. We expect to continue to collaborate with Jakob as he has now started his new position with our CIRFA partner Norut.Read More »

Two PhD Fellowships in Integrated Remote Sensing for Earth Observation Applications at CIRFA

The Department of Physics and Technology announces two vacant PhD Candidate positions in the area of Arctic Remote Sensing. The research themes are: “Multi-Sensor, Multi-Scale Integrated Remote Sensing for Arctic Sea Ice monitoring” and “Remote Sensing of Extreme Ocean Events (Polar Lows)”. The positions are affiliated to the Department of Physics and Technology, Faculty of…Read More »

PhD position in Optical Remote Sensing for Water Quality Parameter Retrieval

PhD Candidate in Optical Remote Sensing for Water Quality Parameter Retrieval The Department of Physics and Technology announces a vacant PhD Candidate position in the area of optical remote sensing for water quality parameter retrieval at UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Faculty of Science and Technology. This position is associated with the Earth Observation group…Read More »

EUSAR 2018

EUSAR, the European Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar, is the world leading international conference dedicated to SAR techniques, Technology and applications.http://conference.vde.com/eusar/2018/Pages/default.aspx Torbjørn was invited to chair the session Polarimetry III, and Marianne Myrnes and Katalin Blix both gave a presentation. The title of their presentations was: Marianne Myrnes: «Polarimetric analysis of oil contaminated laboratory grown saltwater ice…Read More »

Trial lecture and public defense - Master of Science Jakob Grahn

Master of Science Jakob Grahn will give his trial lecture for his Ph.D degree Friday 8th of June at 10:15 – 11:00, Aud. 1.022 Technology building https://sa.uit.no/tavla/artikkel/578071/proveforelesning_-_jakob_grahn The title of the lecture is: “Potential of polarimetric multi-frequency radar for snow monitoring over land” The trial lecture will be followed by the public defense Friday 8th…Read More »

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