CIRFA Annual Conference 2018

Time: 17-18 October 2018 Place: Sommarøy Arctic Hotel, Troms. Registration: Registration here! PROGRAM Wednesday 17 October 10:00     Bus from SIVA Innovasjonssenter 10:15     Bus from Prostneset/city centre 10:30     Bus from Tromsø airport TIME TITLE 12:00-12:45 Lunch 12:45-13:00 Welcome and introduction to conference, Torbjørn Eltoft Session 1 (Chair: Torbjørn Eltoft) 13:00-13:20 «Status for Wp 1: Ocean remote…

New Publication!

The article “Remote Sensing of Water Quality Parameters over Lake Balaton by Using Sentinel-3 OLCI” by Katalin Blix, Kàrloly Pàlffy, Viktor R. Tòth and Torbjørn Eltoft has been been published in the journal Water. Abstract The Ocean and Land Color Instrument (OLCI) onboard Sentinel 3A satellite was launched in February 2016. Level 2 (L2) products have…

User Reference Group

CIRFA has been operating for approx. 2 ½ years, and is now starting to get results suitable for testing in more operational settings. Feedback on our research topics and results from a wider group of users and stakeholders is therefore of value. Representatives from various relevant user organizations has been invited to contribute and give…

CIRFA seminar Thursday 13. September, 14:00-15:00

CIRFA welcomes you to a seminar where Senior Research Scientist Harald Johnsen from NORUT will talk about: “Ocean Current from Spaceborn Radars – challenges and opportunities” Topics to cover: Ocean current & Science Gaps & Users wishes Ocean surface current from space – possibilities and limitations Next generation ocean current missions (SKIM, Stereoid, SeaSTAR), principles and…

New Publication!

The article “Numerical Analysis of Microwave Scattering from Layered Sea Ice Based on the Finite Element Method”, by Xu Xu, Camilla Brekke, Anthony P. Doulgeris and Frank Melandsø has recently been published in Remote Sensing. Abstract: A two-dimensional scattering model based on the Finite Element Method (FEM) is built for simulating the microwave scattering of…

CIRFA seminar 30. August, 14:00 — 15:00

CIRFA welcomes you to a seminar presented by CIRFA PhD student Katalin Blix on the topic: Machine Learning Gaussian Process Regression for Remote Sensing Applications The powerful Gaussian Process Regression (GPR) method has been shown to perform excellently in comparison to other machine learning techniques and parametric approaches. GPR has several advantageous properties besides its…

New associate professor: Dr. Andrea Marinoni

We welcome Dr. Andrea Marinoni who has now officially started his new position at CIRFA and  UiT – the Arctic University of Norway. He has been busy from day one preparing for teaching, supervising students and getting to know the ins and outs of CIRFA. We expect his expertise will be relevant across CIRFAs work packages.…

CIRFA part of ExtremeEarth H2020 project

CIRFA is pleased to announce that the Horizon 2020 project “ExtremeEarth” was accepted. The project, coordinated by Prof. Manolis Koubarakis (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens)  will tackle large scale analysis of remote sensing data to support  Polar use cases and Food security use cases. The project has a strong consortium which also involves our CIRFA partner…