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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.

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.

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.

Drones

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

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.

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.

Environment

Biosurfactants produced by Norwegian cold-tolerated bacteria enhance biodegradation of oil pollution. They can be used as a “greener” alternative to chemical surfactant.

Arctic

The increased activity in the Arctic demands better search and rescue capacity for the people located in the area. Norut has investigated the current status and proposed a series of improvements.

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