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.
Narvik's research community has considerable experience in cold climate research. Norut Narvik and Narvik University College are now establishing a joint centre.
A fresh report by Norut Alta-Áltá draws attention to the major energy challenges in Finnmark and the need for new gridlines.
Norut Alta has prepared an impact assessment report about the impact that development of the Goliat oil field in the Barents Sea may have on Saami conditions in the region.
A quarter of the world's undiscovered petroleum resources can be located in the Arctic, which provides good reason to specialise in Arctic Technology.
A centre for cold climate research in Narvik is closer to becoming a reality with the decision that NOK 5.4 million will be spent over the next two years.
Special skills are related to signal analysis and image processing, particularly related to:
The hydropower business desire improved methods for calculating the amounts of water that will drain into their reservoirs. Norut IT will develop new methods for remote sensing of snow in the mountains.
Product development covers all activities between idea and production. Modern computing technology makes it possible to develop virtual prototypes where the products can be visualised and their strength calculated, allowing optimisation and testing before the physical prototypes are produced. This results in reductions in development time and costs.