Welcome to BARESS

Barents Remote Sensing School (BARESS) is a research school in earth observation and remote sensing recently established at the University of Tromsø. The objective is to increase knowledge and build up technological competence and monitoring capability to meet challenges related to climate change and sustainable resource management in the Northern region.

BARESS is affiliated with the Department of Physics and Technology, which is one of six departments within the Faculty of Science and Technology. It is a result of the close collaboration between industry, applied research institutes, educational and governmental authorities in Tromsø through Tromsø Centre for Remote Technology.

The research school will organize and coordinate education at Ph.D. level in science and technological diciplines of relevance to earth observation, and constitute a stimulating research environment for students and staff. The research will address topics ranging from theoretical studies of sensor physics, physical and statistical modelling, and advanced signal processing, to retrieval algorithms, data fusion and system integration. Applications are within monitoring of the Earth surface, oceans and atmosphere.

BARESS intends to frequently organize workshops and seminars where national and international leading experts will be invited to lecture. Here students will get the possibility to discuss their research projects with experts in the field. The seminars and workshops will be publically announced and open to qualified participants.

The research school wants to become an arena for national and international collaboration in the field of earth observation and remote sensing, and invites institutions with similar educational programmes to collaborate, for example with student exchange.


Apr 17, 2017
Congratulations Professor Brekke
Head of the EO-group Dr. Camilla Brekke has been promoted from associate professor to full professor. We congratulate Camilla on the achievement!

Mar 17, 2017
PhD defence
Congratulations to Ane Fors for successfully defending her PhD dissertation titled: "Investigations of summer sea ice with X and C-band multi-polarimetric synthetic aperture radar (SAR)" on 17 March.

Contact Info

University of Tromsø
Barents Remote Sensing School
Department of Physics and Technology
NO-9037 Tromsø
Tel: +47 776 45150
Fax: +47 776 45580
Visiting address

Auroral Observatory
Prestvannveien 40
Tromsø, Norway
Head of school

Prof. Torbjørn Eltoft
torbjorn.eltoft (at) uit.no
Tel: +47 776 45184