The conference season is still ongoing for CIRFA members

Next week there is the IGS Sea ice symposium in Winnipeg, Canada (

Oral presentations:

Monday 14:50- 15:10

Sea ice and open water classification using historical multi-sensor synthetic aperture radar satellite datasets, applied to two Svalbard fjords:Malin Johansson, Sebastian Gerland, Anca Cristea, Eirik Malnes, Anthony P. Doulgeris, Dmitry Divine, Olga Pavlova, Tom Rune Lauknes

Tuesday 09:30-09:50

Acquiring sea ice data under high probability of loss of equipment:Chris Petrich, Megan O’Sadnick, Øystein Kleven, Irina Sæther

Thursday 10:50-11:10

Bridging temporal and spatial scales of sea ice deformation: lessons from N-ICE2015:Polona Itkin, Jari Haapala, Anton Korosov, Annu Oikkonen, Gunnar Spreen

Thursday 14:30-14:50

Cold and dry vs warm and wet: how two winters of differing weather impacted sea-ice conditions and properties in seven northern Norwegian fjords: Megan O’Sadnick, Chris Petrich, Øystein Kleven, Camilla Brekke, Jofrid Skarðhamar

Thursday 15:10-15:30

Is it really getting younger? Sea ice type and age in a model simulation and satellite remote sensing products:Polona Itkin, Pierre Rampal, Einar Ólason, Timothy Williams

Poster presentations:


Sensitivity of atmospheric parameters on snow and sea-ice mass balance during spring and melting season in the central Arctic:Bin Cheng, Timo Vihma, Timo Palo, Marcel Nicolaus, Sebastian Gerland, Laura Rontu, Jari Haapala, Donald Perovich

Opportunity-based fast-ice-thickness observations in Rektangelbukta, off Dronning Maud Land, Antarctica:Sebastian Gerland, Mats A. Granskog, Tore Hattermann

Estimation of sea-ice concentration using signals of a global navigation satellite system:Maximilian Semmling, Dmitry Divine, Sebastian Gerland, Jens Wickert, Harald Schuh

The impact of waves on sea-ice deformation:Annu Oikkonen, Jari Haapala, Polona Itkin

Mapping of sea-ice types from Sentinel–1 considering the surface-type-dependent effect of incidence angle:Johannes Lohse, Anthony P. Doulgeris, Wolfgang Dierking

Investigating the occurrence of newly formed sea ice in the Barents Sea using archived Sentinel–1 SAR data:Malin Johansson, Anthony P. Doulgeris, Camilla Brekke


Desalination of sea ice in a fluid dynamics model:Chris Petrich, Pat Langhorne, Hajo Eicken

Joint MOSIDEO/CIRFA tank experiments on behavior and detection of oil in ice:Chris Petrich, Megan O’Sadnick, Camilla Brekke, Marianne Myrnes, Sönke Maus, Martina Salomon, Sofie Woelk, Tom Grydeland, Rolf-Ole Jenssen

The color of ice:Chris Petrich

Changes in sea-ice coverage in Norwegian fjords since 2002 and relationship to climatic, oceanographic and topographic variables:Megan O’Sadnick, Chris Petrich, Camilla Brekke, Jofrid Skarðhamar