Fieldwork training in Ramfjorden

When sea ice forms locally near Tromsø, this creates a perfect opportunity to train, prepare and also test equipment before going into more remote locations. In early February 2021, cold and low snowfall conditions led to 40 cm thick sea ice forming in Ramfjorden. A group of 11 UiT and NPI researchers and students, from…

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…

Plans for oil-in-ice experiment in spring 2017

An experiment to freeze oil in ice with the aim to investigate oil-spill detection capabilities in sea ice with remote sensing techniques and to study the oil’s micro-scale behaviour and transport, is under planning and will be carried out in March/April 2017. CIRFA work package 3 Oil Spill Remote Sensing will carry out the joint oil-in-ice experiment…

INTPART project to CIRFA: Arctic Field Summer School

CIRFA has been awarded a project under the programme “International partnerships for excellent education and research” (INTPART). The project is titled “Arctic Field Summer Schools: Norway-Canada-USA collaboration” and is lead by Associate Professor Anthony Doulgeris at UiT. The project supports a three-part research and education collaboration between UiT-the Arctic University of Norway, University of Alaska…