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!

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 »

PhD Defense - Martine Espeseth

Master of Science, Martine Espeseth will defend her thesis for the PhD degree 5th December. Trial Lecture: “Gravity and Capillary Waves on the Ocean Surface” When: 5 December, 10:15 Where: Auditorium 1.022 Technology building Dissertation: “Analysis of Oil Spill and Sea Ice Measurements Using Full-Polarimetric and Hybrid-Polarity Synthetic Aperture Radar data” When: 5 December, 12:15…Read More »

Postdoctoral Fellow in Optical Remote Sensing for Biochemical Water Quality Parameter Retrieval

The Department of Physics and Technology at UiT The Arctic University of Norway announces a vacant Postdoctoral Research Fellow 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. The position is affiliated with the research project The Nansen Legacy. The…Read More »

CIRFA Seminar Dec 4, 2019 by Brent Minchew (MIT) and Benjamin Holt (JPL)

Welcome to a seminar on remote sensing of the Cryosphere organized by the Earth observation group at UiT and CIRFA. There will be two talks by well esteemed guests from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL): • Brent Minchew (MIT) – “New Insights into the Mechanics of Glacier Beds from…Read More »

CIRFA seminar

CIRFA Seminar Thursday 14 November 14:00-15:00 CIRFA welcomes you to a seminar presented by Alister Everett, MET Norway followed by a presentation by Tom Rune Lauknes and Rolf-Ole Rydeng Jensen, Norce. Date/time: Thursday 14 November, 14:00-15:00 Venue: CIRFA, SIVA Innovation Centre (Forskningsparken) Online: https://connect.uninett.no/cirfa-seminar The title of the presentation by Alister Everett is: The Ice…Read More »

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in remote sensing of sea ice (3 years)

The Norwegian Polar Institute (NPI) in Tromsø, Norway invites applications for a postdoctoral research fellow position in observational sea ice research linked to remote sensing in our Research Department, Section for Ocean and Sea Ice. The position has a duration of three years. The position is part of the collaboration the Norwegian Polar Institute has…Read More »

Vacant Postdoctoral Research Fellow position!

We will soon announce a vacant Postdoctoral Research Fellow position in the area of optical remote sensing for biochemical water quality parameter retrieval affiliated with the research project Nansen Legacy. A link to the announcement will be found here when available.Read More »

Oral Presentation Award!

PhD Student Richard Hann received an oustanding oral presentation award from the SAE at their International Icing conference 2019. Congratulation!!!!! He gave two talks: 1) «Experimental Investigations of an Icing Protection System for UAVs” and 2) “UAV Icing: Ice Accretion Experiments and Validation”Read More »

CIRFA Annual Conference 2019

When: 15-16 October 2019 Where: Sommarøy Arctic Hotel AS Registration: Registration here!P Practical information Time: Tuesday 15 October – Wednesday 16 October, 2019 Venue: Sommarøy Arctic Hotel Registration fee: There is no registration fee for the participants, and bus transportation, as well as meals, are provided free of cost. The cost of accommodation is not…Read More »

Registration for the CIRFA Annual Conference 2019

The registration for the CIRFA Annual Conference 2019 is now open. We look forward to welcoming all participants to Sommarøy in October! </p>Read More »

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