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,  numerical modelling and data assimilation. 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 is at the IGARSS conference

CIRFA researchers are presenting their work at the 2020 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium. The conference runs from September 26 – October 2 on a virtual platform. CIRFA is represented with six contributions.Read More »

CIRFA Seminar October 1 (Geir Moholdt, NPI)

The next CIRFA seminar will be given by Geir Moholdt from the Norwegian Polar Institute, who will be talking about Ocean erosion of Svalbard glaciers seen from space. WHEN: Oct 1, 2020 from 14:00-15:00 WHERE: Online in Teams or in the CIRFA corridor. Details will be provided later. Welcome!Thomas, Andrea and MalinRead More »

Welcome to the CIRFA Annual Conference 2020

CIRFA has decided to run its annual conference on a digital platform during Oct. 12-14 after lunchtime (kl. 12:15-15:45). Moving the entire meeting online will be a challenge, a new experience, and it is also a chance to try a new format. The goal of this year’s conference is to give a status report of…Read More »

Successful internship on feature selection using deep spectral clustering for remote sensing applications

Catherine Taelman is a student from Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands, and has spent the first half year of 2020 at CIRFA for her internship. Under the supervision of Andrea Marinoni she has been working on feature selection using deep spectral clustering for remote sensing applications. Catherine summarised her internship project in a talk…Read More »

CIRFA Seminar on 27 August

Welcome to the first CIRFA Seminar after the summer break on August 27, kl. 14:00-15:00! Naomi Ochwat will talk about the Break-Up of Hunt Fjord Ice Shelf, Northern Greenland, and Jack Landy will share insights on Exploiting a growing fleet of satellite altimeters to gain new perspectives on the Arctic’s ocean and ice cover. Welcome…Read More »

Announcement of a PhD position on Remote Sensing of Produced Water

We announce a vacant position of a 3-year PhD fellow in the area of satellite remote sensing and modelling for detection and characterization of produced water. Click here to see the full announcement, contact information and how to apply! Application deadline is 2 September 2020.Read More »

CIRFA newsletter spring 2020

We have summarised the past six months in CIRFA in the spring 2020 newsletter. We wish you a good summer and look forward to meeting you all again soon.Read More »

Announcement of PhD position on iceberg remote sensing and modelling

We have a announced a new PhD position on remote sensing of icebergs, focusing mainly on the Barents Sea.   Click here to see the full announcement!   Application deadline: 26. July, 2020 Further information about the position is available by contacting: Associate professor Anthony Paul Doulgeris, UiT: anthony.p.doulgeris@uit.no Associate Professor Andrea Marinoni, UiT:  andrea.marinoni@uit.no Professor Wolfgang…Read More »

The CIRFA 2019 annual report is available

CIRFA`s annual report for 2019 is now available. Read about the research and innovation highlights and a summary of the activities here.Read More »

New publication: Mapping sea-ice types from Sentinel-1 considering the surface-type dependent effect of incidence angle

An article by Johannes Lohse, Anthony P. Doulgeris and Wolfgang Dierking has been accepted for publication in Annals of Glaciology. The title of the publication is “Mapping sea-ice types from Sentinel-1 considering the surface-type dependent effect of incidence angle”. In this study, we demonstrate a novel approach on how to incorporate per-class incidence angle effects…Read More »

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