Centre for Integrated Remote Sensing and Forecasting for Arctic Operations

The overall ambition of CIRFA is that the centre will become a knowledge hub for research and development on Arctic surveillance technologies, with leading expertise in disciplines such as remote sensing, signal processing, radar technology, RPAS technology, data assimilation and numerical modelling. CIRFA builds on broad competence in remote sensing, and takes advantage of the considerable infrastructure, that has been built up in Tromsø over the recent decades. The core CIRFA team consists of leading senior scientists, PhDs and Post Docs in addition to industry representatives and innovation experts.

CIRFA is hosted by the Department of Physics and Technology at UiT the Arctic University of Norway. CIRFA is one of 17 Centres for Research-based Innovation (SFI) granted in 2014. The purpose of an SFI is to build up and strengthen Norwegian research groups that work in close collaboration with partners from innovative industry and public enterprises. The Research Council of Norway (RCN project number 237906), together with the partners, Troms fylkeskommune, and the host institution, provides the funding for the centre.

CIRFA at Arctic Frontiers 2020 in Tromsø

Next week Arctic Frontiers 2020 takes place in Tromsø. CIRFA is well represented starting already on Wednesday under Theme 3: Disruptive technologies. If you are attending please come and listen to our talks!Read More »

CIRFA Seminar Jan. 23 by Rafael Gonçalves-Araujo (DTU)

Welcome to a CIRFA seminar on optical remote sensing organized by the Earth observation group at UiT and CIRFA. WHEN: Jan. 23, 2020 from 14:00 to 15:00WHERE: CIRFA, SIVA Innovation Centre (Forskningsparken) Follow the seminar online: https://connect.uninett.no/cirfa-seminar Welcome! Light in the dark: retrieving underwater irradiance in shallow eutrophic waters from absorption and beam attenuation spectral measurements…Read More »

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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New publication!

An article by Malin Johansson, Eirik Malnes, Sebastian Gerland, Anca Cristea, Anthony P. Doulgeris, Dmitry V. Divine, Olga Pavlova and Tom Rune Lauknes has been accepted for publication in Annals of Glaciology. The title of the publication is “Consistent ice and open water classification combining historical synthetic aperture radar satellite images from ERS-1/2, Envisat ASAR,…Read More »

Camilla Brekke new co-leader for CIRFA

The CIRFA management team has been expanded to include a centre co-leader. Prof. Camilla Brekke takes on the responsibility and will support Prof. Torbjørn Eltoft in managing the centre. Brekke is already a substantial contributor to CIRFA as a leader of WP3 and co-leader of WP6 and we appreciate that she takes on the additional…Read More »

New publication!

An article by Stine Skrunes, Malin Johansson and Camilla Brekke has been accepted for publication in Remote Sensing. The title of the article is:  “Synthetic Aperture Radar Remote Sensing of Operational Platform Produced Water Releases”.Read More »

PhD Defense - Martine Espeseth

Master of Science, Martine Espeseth will defend her thesis for the PhD degree 5th December. Trial Lecture: “Gravity and Capillary Waves on the Ocean Surface” When: 5 December, 10:15 Where: Auditorium 1.022 Technology building Dissertation: “Analysis of Oil Spill and Sea Ice Measurements Using Full-Polarimetric and Hybrid-Polarity Synthetic Aperture Radar data” When: 5 December, 12:15…Read More »

Postdoctoral Fellow in Optical Remote Sensing for Biochemical Water Quality Parameter Retrieval

The Department of Physics and Technology at UiT The Arctic University of Norway announces a vacant Postdoctoral Research Fellow position in the area of optical remote sensing for water quality parameter retrieval at UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Faculty of Science and Technology. The position is affiliated with the research project The Nansen Legacy. The…Read More »

CIRFA Seminar Dec 4, 2019 by Brent Minchew (MIT) and Benjamin Holt (JPL)

Welcome to a seminar on remote sensing of the Cryosphere organized by the Earth observation group at UiT and CIRFA. There will be two talks by well esteemed guests from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL): • Brent Minchew (MIT) – “New Insights into the Mechanics of Glacier Beds from…Read More »

CIRFA seminar

CIRFA Seminar Thursday 14 November 14:00-15:00 CIRFA welcomes you to a seminar presented by Alister Everett, MET Norway followed by a presentation by Tom Rune Lauknes and Rolf-Ole Rydeng Jensen, Norce. Date/time: Thursday 14 November, 14:00-15:00 Venue: CIRFA, SIVA Innovation Centre (Forskningsparken) Online: https://connect.uninett.no/cirfa-seminar The title of the presentation by Alister Everett is: The Ice…Read More »

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