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Calving glacier. Photo: 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 skal lede Noruts dronekontor i 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.

Enhance solubility of n-hexadecane. Photo: Norut.
Environment

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

Rescue operation exercise with Sea King helicopter. Photo: Marius Lauritsen, The Norwegian armed forces.
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.

The bedrock is warmed by fluid-borne heat before casting. The concrete is then heated via a piping structure in the concrete. Photo: Christian Petrich.
Power

Collaboration between Norut and companies in Narvik is allowing Statnett to extend the construction season and save millions.

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