Norut develops technologies adapted to meet challenges in the Arctic climate. Drift ice, icing, pressure ridges and winter storms make strict demands on off-shore constructions. Several industrial operations in northern and Arctic areas demand new thinking on the use of materials, surveillance, emergency response and security. Norut’s unmanned aircraft systems are utilized in an increasing number of areas. The combination of extreme track force in a steep landscape with high precipitation is being tested by the Ofoten Line. We engage in research on Arctic technology because the action is occurring in the north.
The upcoming conference Arctic Frontiers 2018 in Tromsø - Connecting the Arctic - gives several opportunities to get a taste of the ongoing research taking place at Norut. Get the overview here.
This small yellow suitcase on the edge of the cage can increase safety in the aquaculture industry.
Can knowledge from a container of beach waste contribute to reducing marine waste?
For the first time, the resources for oil spill contingency and response in Northern Norway will be mapped.
Icebergs is a risk to all ships navigating in the high Arctic. Norut has developed a system for real-time detection and monitoring of sea ice, using UAVs.
Norut is searching for new staff! A Research Director and Senior Research Scientists in social science disciplines, a PhD position on oil-in-ice and an engineer specialising in unmanned aircraft systems are all on Norut’s wish list.
The Norut companies in Narvik and Tromsø don’t meet halfway when they conduct joint experiments, but rather in Hamburg. Using a large tank designed for ship testing, they are combining their expertise in oil behaviour in ice with remote sensing and drone technology. The goal is to map oil spills in sea ice-covered waters.
The kick off meeting for the MARP project was held at Svalbard in September, and an open air exhibition in October gave the public a touch and smell of what marine plastic pollution is really about.