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Vacant positions at Norut.
New job

Norut is searching for new staff! A Research Director and Senior Research Scientists in social science disciplines and an engineer specialising in unmanned aircraft systems are all on Norut’s wish list.

Christian Petrich (til venstre) og Rolf-Ole Rydeng Jenssen tar prøver av isen i forsøkslaben i Hamburg. Foto: Giuliani von Giese.
Oil

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.

At the open ail exhibition in Tromsø 1 October 2016 the student’s diving club cleaned the harbour. This is just a part of what they collected. Photo: Jannike Falk-Andersson.
Marine plastic

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.

Breen kalver. Foto: Norut-drone
Arctic

Five research scientists from Norut had outdoor offices at Ny-Ålesund last week. Equipped with ground radar and drones, they were involved with four projects. Read on for a brief overview.

Geir Wiik, manager of the newly established Norut office in Bodø.
Drone

Norut has appointed Geir Wiik (59) as the manager of its newly established office in Bodø. Wiik will lead the development of the research company’s drone activity in the Nordland city.

UAV at Svalbard. Photo: Norut.
Drones

Researchers unite to address the problems that drones and other unmanned vehicles encounter in a harsh Arctic climate.

Oil on ice. Photo: Jouko Pirttijärvi, SYKE.
Oil

Norut Narvik is taking part in a new EU Horizon 2020 project focusing on the development of Arctic oil spill response methods and the evaluation of their environmental effects.

Cold climate scientists at Norut are measuring ice pressure and testing alternatives that may provide more accurate and cheaper dam rehabilitation. Photo: Norut Narvik.
Dam

New regulations mean huge sums must be spent on upgrading many of Norway's 6,000 dams. Cold climate scientists at Norut are measuring ice pressure and testing alternatives that may provide more accurate and cheaper rehabilitation.

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