CIRFA – Centre for Integrated Remote Sensing and Forecasting for Arctic Operations

CIRFA is is a Centre for Research-based Innovation (SFI) and is funded by the Research Council of Norway (grant number 237906) together with 6 research partners and 12 industry partners.

CIRFA shall do research on methods and technologies that can reliably detect, monitor, integrate and interpret multi-sensor data describing the physical environment of the Arctic, and efficiently assimilate this information into models to perform predictions of sea ice state, meteorological and oceanographic conditions, on both short and long timescales. Read more


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IEEE JSTARS: Evaluation of feature ranking and regression methods for oceanic chlorophyll-a estimation

Katalin Blix and Torbjørn Eltoft’s paper on “Evaluation of feature ranking and regression methods for oceanic chlorophyll-a estimation” has been accepted for publication in the IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing. Abstract:  This paper evaluates two alternative regression techniques for oceanic Chlorophyll-a (Chl-a) content estimation. One of the investigated Read MoreRead More »

Frontiers in Marine Sciences: Algal hot spots in a changing Arctic Ocean: Sea-ice ridges and the snow-ice interface

The article “Algal hot spots in a changing Arctic Ocean: Sea-ice ridges and the snow-ice interface” has been accepted for publishing by Frontiers in Marine Sciences. The authors are Mar Fernández-Méndez (NPI), Lasse M. Olsen (NPI), Hanna M. Kauko (NPI), Amelie Meyer (NPI), Anja Rösel (NPI), Ioanna Merkouriadi (NPI), Christopher J. Mundy (Univ.Manitoba, Canada), Jens Read MoreRead More »

IEEE TGRS: Arctic Sea Ice Characterization using Spaceborne Fully Polarimetric L-, C- and X-Band SAR with Validation by Airborne Measurements

The article “Arctic Sea Ice Characterization using Spaceborne Fully Polarimetric L-, C- and X-Band SAR with Validation by Airborne Measurements” has been accepted for publishing by IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing. The  paper is a result of an ongoing collaboration between CIRFA and DLR researchers, Suman Singha (DLR), A. Malin Johansson (UiT), Nick Hughes (MET.no), Read MoreRead More »

New PETROMAKS2 project: “Oil spill and newly formed sea ice detection, characterization, and mapping in the Barents Sea using remote sensing by SAR”

A new project has been granted through the Research Council of Norway’s PETROMAKS2 programme: “Oil spill and newly formed sea ice detection, characterization, and mapping in the Barents Sea using remote sensing by SAR”, grant number 280616. The project abstract: This project is a joint effort between UiT The Arctic University of Norway and P. P. Read MoreRead More »

CIRFA seminar 22 Feb: Andreas Reigber, DLR, and Leif Eriksson, Chalmers University

CIRFA welcomes you to a seminar where Andreas Reigber from the German Aerospace Center (DLR), and Leif Eriksson (Chalmers) will give talks. Date: Thursday 22 February 2018 at 14h00-15h00 [add to calendar] Venue: CIRFA, SIVA Innovation Centre (Forskningsparken), Tromsø [map] Online: https://connect.uninett.no/cirfa-seminar/ Modern 3D SAR Imaging Options Prof. Dr. Andreas Reigber, Department of SAR Technology, DLR SAR Read MoreRead More »

Public defence and trial lecture - Master of Science Temesgen Yitayew

Master of Science Temesgen Yitayew will publicly defend his PhD thesis on Friday 23 February, at 12.15, in Aud 1.022 in Teknologibygget. The trial lecture will be held on the same day at the same venue at 10.15. The title of his thesis is: “Investigation of Sea Ice Using Single and Multiple Synthetic Aperture Radar Read MoreRead More »

JAXA ALOS-2 meeting

Camilla Brekke has today presented work done within the Earth Observation group at UiT, CIRFA and through the CIRFA-DLR collaboration at the 3rd PI Workshop of the Advanced Land Observing Satellite-2 (ALOS-2) meeting hosted by Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) in Tokyo Japan. JAXA has very kindly acquired ALOS-2 data over the N-ICE2015 campaign and this data Read MoreRead More »

CIRFA seminar 23 Jan. 14:00 - Anja Strømme and Ding Tao

CIRFA welcomes you to a seminar where Anja Strømme from the Norwegian Space Centre will talk about Norways involvement in the Copernicus program and Ding Tao from Fudan University will present work on machine learning and sea ice. Date: Tuesday 23 January 2018 at 14h00-15h00 Venue: CIRFA, SIVA Innovation Centre (Forskningsparken), Tromsø [map] Online: https://connect.uninett.no/cirfa-seminar/ Norwegian Space Read MoreRead More »

CIRFA seminar 18 Jan. at 14:00 - Megan O'Sadnick

CIRFA welcomes you to a seminar where CIRFA PhD student Megan O’Sadnick will talk about fjord ice. Date: Thursday 18 January 2018 at 14h00-15h00 Venue: CIRFA, SIVA Innovation Centre (Forskningsparken), Tromsø [map] Online: https://connect.uninett.no/cirfa-seminar/ Examination of Sea Ice Cover in Norwegian Fjords and its Application to Oil Spill Response Activities Fjords, broadly defined as glacially carved basins Read MoreRead More »

CIRFA Newsletter December 2017 - Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from the CIRFA team!

Dear CIRFA-partners, colleagues, and collaborators, The year 2017 is approaching the end, and it is time to summarize with a brief status report. We are happy to report that 2017 has been an extremely busy year, and the CIRFA-team has been contributing on many arenas. The research is progressing. Several papers have been published in Read MoreRead More »

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