Rune Storvold. Foto: Norut.
New job

Rune Storvold has been appointed as Research Director for Norut’s activity associated with drones.

Illustration: Norwegian Public Roads Administration.

Prototypes for the smart road technology of tomorrow may be tested out on North Norwegian roads. Norut wants to provide the emergency services with a better understanding of situations before they arrive.

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A drone fitted with air particle sampling instruments took off from Andøya Rocket Range on May 28 – just six weeks after the volcanic ash clouds grounded aircraft.

What effects do climate changes have on people and society in the north, and how can we adapt to the changes and take suitable measures?

“What Norut is doing is completely in line with the High North strategy,” said Foreign Affairs Minister Jonas Gahr Støre when visiting Norut recently.

Degradation of PCB involves two main mechanisms, performed by different microbes. Microbes adapted to cold conditions were found in sediment from Hammerfest in significant numbers.

Foreign Affairs Minister Jonas Gahr Støre is visiting Norut in Tromsø Thursday April 29. He will become better acquainted with the new opportunities offered by the unmanned aircraft system (UAS).

Drones fitted with on board air particle sampling instruments can provide precise measurements of volcanic ash particle concentrations.

Women in the Norwegian Armed Forces are thriving, but there are too few of them. The Armed Forces now want to find out why their target of a higher proportion of women has not been met.

What significance does gender have in innovation systems and innovation processes?

Norut presents new figures connected with the economic impact of fishing tourism in Norway – 2400 boats, 434 resorts and a sleeping capacity of 15,000 guests.

Four new laboratories are being built in Narvik. Scheduled for completion in April, they will be used to develop the solar cells of the future.

Pupils in Troms are choosing science subjects. The initiative to promote science subjects has probably had a positive effect, according to Norut’s evaluation.

Arctic Frontiers

More than 700 scientists, business people and politicians are gathering at Arctic Frontiers in Tromsø from January 24-29. Norut is one of the conference organisers.