CIRFA seminar 8 March: Edmond Hansen and Signe Aaboe

CIRFA welcomes you to a seminar where Edmond Hansen from Multiconsult in Tromsø will talk about innovation and application of remote sensing products, and Signe Aaboe from the Norwegian Meteorological Institute will talk about satellite-based sea ice products. Date: Thursday 8 March 2018 at 14h00-15h00 Venue: CIRFA, SIVA Innovation Centre (Forskningsparken), Tromsø [map] Online: https://connect.uninett.no/cirfa-seminar/ Innovation…

IEEE JSTARS: Evaluation of feature ranking and regression methods for oceanic chlorophyll-a estimation

Katalin Blix and Torbjørn Eltoft’s paper on “Evaluation of feature ranking and regression methods for oceanic chlorophyll-a estimation” has been accepted for publication in the IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing. Abstract:  This paper evaluates two alternative regression techniques for oceanic Chlorophyll-a (Chl-a) content estimation. One of the investigated…

Frontiers in Marine Sciences: Algal hot spots in a changing Arctic Ocean: Sea-ice ridges and the snow-ice interface

The article “Algal hot spots in a changing Arctic Ocean: Sea-ice ridges and the snow-ice interface” has been accepted for publishing by Frontiers in Marine Sciences. The authors are Mar Fernández-Méndez (NPI), Lasse M. Olsen (NPI), Hanna M. Kauko (NPI), Amelie Meyer (NPI), Anja Rösel (NPI), Ioanna Merkouriadi (NPI), Christopher J. Mundy (Univ.Manitoba, Canada), Jens…

IEEE TGRS: Arctic Sea Ice Characterization using Spaceborne Fully Polarimetric L-, C- and X-Band SAR with Validation by Airborne Measurements

The article “Arctic Sea Ice Characterization using Spaceborne Fully Polarimetric L-, C- and X-Band SAR with Validation by Airborne Measurements” has been accepted for publishing by IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing. The  paper is a result of an ongoing collaboration between CIRFA and DLR researchers, Suman Singha (DLR), A. Malin Johansson (UiT), Nick Hughes (MET.no),…

New PETROMAKS2 project: “Oil spill and newly formed sea ice detection, characterization, and mapping in the Barents Sea using remote sensing by SAR”

A new project has been granted through the Research Council of Norway’s PETROMAKS2 programme: “Oil spill and newly formed sea ice detection, characterization, and mapping in the Barents Sea using remote sensing by SAR”, grant number 280616. The project abstract: This project is a joint effort between UiT The Arctic University of Norway and P. P.…

CIRFA seminar 22 Feb: Andreas Reigber, DLR, and Leif Eriksson, Chalmers University

CIRFA welcomes you to a seminar where Andreas Reigber from the German Aerospace Center (DLR), and Leif Eriksson (Chalmers) will give talks. Date: Thursday 22 February 2018 at 14h00-15h00 [add to calendar] Venue: CIRFA, SIVA Innovation Centre (Forskningsparken), Tromsø [map] Online: https://connect.uninett.no/cirfa-seminar/ Modern 3D SAR Imaging Options Prof. Dr. Andreas Reigber, Department of SAR Technology, DLR SAR…

JAXA ALOS-2 meeting

Camilla Brekke has today presented work done within the Earth Observation group at UiT, CIRFA and through the CIRFA-DLR collaboration at the 3rd PI Workshop of the Advanced Land Observing Satellite-2 (ALOS-2) meeting hosted by Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) in Tokyo Japan. JAXA has very kindly acquired ALOS-2 data over the N-ICE2015 campaign and this data…

Congratulations to the new Vice-Dean for Research, Prof. Camilla Brekke

Congratulations to Professor Camilla Brekke on her appointment as Vice-Dean for Research at the Faculty of Science and Technology, UiT the Arctic University of Norway. She will from 1 January 2018 be part of the new Dean Arne Smalås’ team, together with Annfrid Sivertsen, Vice-Dean for Education, and Alfred Hanssen, Vice-Dean for Innovation. We extend sincere congratulations…