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Some of the beach waste found on Svalbard. Photo: Eirik Mikkelsen.
Marin plastic pollution

Can knowledge from a container of beach waste contribute to reducing marine waste?

Photo: NN-norden.org
Biosmart

The different sectors of the Norwegian bioeconomy show a large variation in value added, between the sectors, over time, in the composition of value added, and not least between the bioeconomy of the Norwegian counties.

The photo shows an oil spill response exercise in Narvik in 2016, which was monitored by drones and streamed live to the exercise leadership. Photo: Norut.
Oil

For the first time, the resources for oil spill contingency and response in Northern Norway will be mapped. 

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 (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.

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.

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