Climate and Environment

Climate and Environment

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Norut Teknologi is underway with an Interreg III A Nord project which shall investigate the possibilities for commercial use of hardwood forests. The project is part of Norut Teknologi's environmental technology activities.

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.

Land deformations after the earthquake in Bam, Iran Dec. 26th 2003 can be shown with surprising accuracy. Using radar satellite, scientists at Norut IT are able to detect surface displacements in the millimeter range.

A new ESA project will study how a new type of radar satellite can be used to improve measurements of snow water equivalent. Project leader is Norut IT.

Every nation has its own ideas about what a map should look like, but soon we will get harmonized vegetation maps from Nothern Scandinavia on the web.

Norut IT has developed a report that describes a concept for an integrated information system for surveillance of the marine environment and safe seafood. The report is ordered by Fiskeri- og Havbruksnæringens Forskningsfond (FHF).

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The first weekend in May this year was the warmest since 1934. Snow melting in Norwegian mountains speeded up rapidly, leading to high water levels in the main rivers. The Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate sent out warnings for a "10 - 20 year flood".

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