Climate and Environment

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Vellykket testing i Ny-Ålesund. Foto: Pål Kvaløy, NTNU.
Drones

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.

Vacant positions at Norut.
New job

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.

Christian Petrich (left) and Rolf-Ole Rydeng Jenssen is doing ice sampling in the testlab in Hamburg. Photo: 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.

Photo: MAREANO/Institute of Marine Research.
Arctic Ocean

Using expert opinion to assess socio-economic effects of ocean acidification on cold-water corals.

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.

Aquaculture. Photo: Erik Christensen.
Bioeconomy

Nordland County is number one in Norway in fisheries and aquaculture. A new report provides a good overview of the biological resources and production in the forestry, agriculture, fisheries and aquaculture sectors in Norway.

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, 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.

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