New Publication!

A new publication by PhD student Katalin Blix has been accepted for publication in Remote Sensing, Special Issue:“Remote Sensing of Atmosphere and Underlying Surface Using OLCI and SLSTR on Board Sentinel-3: Calibration, Algorithms, Geophysical Products and Validation” The title of the publication is “Developing a New Machine Learning Algorithm for Estimating Chlorophyll-a Concentration in Optically…

Upcoming PhD defense – Katalin Blix

Master of Science, Katalin Blix will defend her thesis for the PhD degree 13. September. Trial Lecture: “Ocean color: from space instrument observations to validated bio-optical products.” When: Friday 13. September, 10:15 Where: Auditorium 1.022 Technology building Dissertation: “Machine Learning Water Quality Monitoring“ When: Friday 13. September, 12:15 Where: Auditorium 1.022 Technology building

Exploring the Hazards of Drone Icing

by PhD Student Richard Hann Icing of drones is a severe hazard that significantly limits the usage of autonomous unmanned aerial vehicles. Researchers conducted experiments in an icing wind tunnel to learn more about icing to test an icing protection system. WATCH VIDEO LINK This spring, researchers from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology…

New publication in Remote Sensing.

A new publication by PhD student Johannes Lohse as been published in Remote Sensing. The title of the publication is: “An Optimal Decision-Tree Design Strategy and Its Application to Sea Ice Classification from SAR Imagery” Abstract: We introduce the fully automatic design of a numerically optimized decision-tree algorithm and demonstrate its application to sea ice…

The conference season is still ongoing for CIRFA members

The conference season is still ongoing for CIRFA members Next week there is the IGS Sea ice symposium in Winnipeg, Canada (https://igswpg.com) Oral presentations: Monday 14:50- 15:10 Sea ice and open water classification using historical multi-sensor synthetic aperture radar satellite datasets, applied to two Svalbard fjords:Malin Johansson, Sebastian Gerland, Anca Cristea, Eirik Malnes, Anthony P.…

CIRFA has sucessfully conducted its first research cruise on remote sensing and modelling of oil pollution in the marine environment

RV Helmer Hansen left Tananger 11 June and returned back 14 June after a successful cruise in the North sea at the abandoned Frigg field. During this timeframe CIRFA scientists in collaboration with The Norwegian Clean Seas Association for Operating Companies (NOFO), German Aerospace Center (DLR) and several international research partners conducted a scientific oil-on-water…

New publication in Scientific Reports !

A new publication, “Winter storms accelerate the demise of sea ice in the Atlantic Sector of the Arctic Ocean” by Robert M. Graham, Polona Itkin, Amelie Meyer, Arild Sundfjord, Gunnar Spreen, Lars H. Smedsrud, Glen E. Liston, Bin Cheng, Lana Cohen, Dmitry Divine, Ilker Fer, Agneta Fransson, Sebastian Gerland, Jari Haapala, Stephen R. Hudson, A.…