New journal paper accepted: “Robustness of SAR Sea Ice Type classification across incidence angles and seasons at L-band”

We are happy to announce that a new paper has been accepted. The paper is summarized below. «Robustness of SAR Sea Ice Type classification across incidence angles and seasons at L-band» by Singha, S., Johansson A.M. and Doulgeris, A.P., IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing (Early access)  https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/9257591 Sea ice maps are provided daily…

CIRFA Seminar Nov. 12 (Alexander Komarov)

This is a heads up about the next CIRFA seminar where Alexander Komarov from Environment and Climate Change Canada will talk about: Retrieval of ice information from SAR for data assimilation WHEN: Nov 12, 2020 from 15:00-16:00 WHERE: Join online with Teams or in the CIRFA corridor.  Welcome! Thomas, Andrea and Malin Retrieval of ice information from SAR for data assimilation…

CIRFA Seminar Oct. 22 (Robert Ricker, AWI)

This is a heads up about the next CIRFA seminar where Robert Ricker from AWI will talk about: Evidence for an increasing role of ocean heat in Arctic winter sea ice growth WHEN: Oct 22, 2020 from 14:00-14:30 (Sorry for the short notice) WHERE: Join online with Teams or in the CIRFA corridor. Details below.  Welcome!  Thomas, Andrea and Malin

New journal paper accepted: “Machine Learning for Arctic Sea Ice Physical Properties Estimation Using Dual-Polarimetric SAR Data”

We are happy to announce that a new paper has been accepted. The paper is summarized below. “Machine Learning for Arctic Sea Ice Physical Properties Estimation Using Dual-Polarimetric SAR Data” by Katalin Blix, Martine M. Espeseth and Torbjørn Eltoft, IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 22.09.2020 Early access: https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/9203812 Monitoring the rapidly changing Arctic sea…

CIRFA participates in the AI4Arctic workshop during ESA Phi-week

Today, CIRFA presented in two sessions of the side event “Machine Learning for Operational Sea Ice Charting” during ESA Phi-week: “SAR data analysis by DL for automatic sea ice classification”, presented by Habib Ullah “Towards automated ice charts using Copernicus data”, presented by Thomas Kræmer The workshop was a joint ESA Phi-week side-event between the…

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 Malin

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…

Successful PhD defense by Sindre Fritzner

Friday May 15, Master of Science Sindre Markus Fritzner successfully defended his PhD dissertation «On sea-ice forecasting». Sindre has been working on using data assimilation for improving the quality and resolution of sea ice forecasts. Congratulations, Sindre, from everyone in CIRFA!

Upcoming PhD defense – Sindre Fritzner

Master of Science Sindre M. Fritzner will defend his thesis «On sea-ice forecasting» for the PhD degree in Science on Friday May 15 at 12.15. The event will be live streamed online. The thesis and information about the even can be found here on the UIT website.