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  • CIRFA is hiring!
    by Andrea Schneider on 2021-02-25 at 13:29

    We are looking for a talented and enthusiastic PhD fellow with interest in Drift Modelling and Remote Sensing for Coastal Environmental Monitoring! Applications until March 24 will be prioritized. The post CIRFA is hiring! appeared first on CIRFA.

  • The PhD defense of Cornelius Quigley takes place on March 2-3
    by Andrea Schneider on 2021-02-24 at 13:50

    Cornelius Quigley will on Wednesday March 3rd at 12:15 PM publically defend his thesis for the PhD degree in Science. The title of his thesis is «Determination of the Dielectric Properties of Marine Surface Slicks Using Synthetic Aperture Radar». The trial lecture on «Remote Sensing of Marine Surface Films» is held Tuesday March 2nd at… The post The PhD defense of Cornelius Quigley takes place on March 2-3 appeared first on CIRFA.

  • Fieldwork training in Ramfjorden
    by Andrea Schneider on 2021-02-23 at 07:59

    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… The post Fieldwork training in Ramfjorden appeared first on CIRFA.

  • New paper on Incident Angle Dependence of Sentinel-1 Texture Features for Sea Ice Classification
    by Andrea Schneider on 2021-02-15 at 15:40

    A new paper on incident angle (IA) variation of texture features for sea ice classification has been accepted in the Remote Sensing special issue on Remote Sensing of Sea Ice and Icebergs: “Incident Angle Dependence of Sentinel-1 Texture Features for Sea Ice Classification” by J. Lohse, A. P. Doulgeris and W. Dierking. Remote Sensing 2021.… The post New paper on Incident Angle Dependence of Sentinel-1 Texture Features for Sea Ice Classification appeared first on CIRFA.

  • CIRFA Seminar 18 February: Hiroshi Sumata (NPI)
    by Andrea Schneider on 2021-02-10 at 15:07

    The next CIRFA seminar will be presented by our colleague Hiroshi Sumata from the Norwegian Polar Institute. TITLE: Unprecedented decline of sea ice thickness and ice export through Fram Strait in 2018 WHEN: 18 February 2021, 14:00-15:00. WHERE: Click here to join the meeting Abstract Fram Strait is the major gateway connecting the Arctic Ocean… The post CIRFA Seminar 18 February: Hiroshi Sumata (NPI) appeared first on CIRFA.

  • Time for Arctic Frontiers!
    by Andrea Schneider on 2021-02-01 at 17:51

    This week the Arctic Frontiers conference is online from Tromsø. CIRFA has contributed to two talks this week, and we encourage everyone who has the possibility to come and listen. The trouble maker – time series of sea ice deformation during MOSAiC presented by Luisa von Albedyll from Alfred Wegener Institute in Germany and where… The post Time for Arctic Frontiers! appeared first on CIRFA.

  • Beyond coronavirus – what’s in store for science in the year ahead?
    by Andrea Schneider on 2021-01-26 at 16:52

    The past year was dominated by a virus whose name we all kow very well. It made us to stay home, caused delays and cancellations, and moved much of our activity into the digital universe. Some of our community have met it up close and personal. How does it affect the science? Dr Polona Itkin,… The post Beyond coronavirus – what’s in store for science in the year ahead? appeared first on CIRFA.

  • CIRFA seminar Jan. 28 – Agnar Sivertsen and Daniel Stødle (NORCE)
    by Thomas Kræmer on 2021-01-20 at 11:17

    The post CIRFA seminar Jan. 28 – Agnar Sivertsen and Daniel Stødle (NORCE) appeared first on CIRFA.

  • CIRFA will focus on outreach and communication in 2021
    by Andrea Schneider on 2021-01-11 at 19:09

    We are happy and excited to have received support from the UiT Strategic Fond to make CIRFA more visible through a dedicated communication and outreach initiative in 2021. Our goal is to introduce a wider audience to what integrated remote sensing and forecasting can do for our society, how we work and what the goals… The post CIRFA will focus on outreach and communication in 2021 appeared first on CIRFA.

  • CIRFA wishes all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
    by Andrea Schneider on 2020-12-18 at 11:23

    Dear CIRFA-partners, colleagues, and collaborators, 2020 soon becomes history. It has been an extraordinary year for all of us. As society, family, colleagues and friends, we have been faced with challenges no one was prepared for, and we have gone a long way to learn and adapt the way we work and interact. This is… The post CIRFA wishes all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year appeared first on CIRFA.