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Boksen som flyteknikerne fra Bromma Air Maintenance monterer under flykroppen på Dornieren inneholder utstyr du vanligvis finner i fjernmålingssatellitter. Foto: Rannveig H. Stiberg.
Air&Space

A regular scheduled passenger aircraft will for the first time fly with equipment and high-resolution imaging systems normally used on satellites. Scientists believe this is the start of a new era for collecting environmental data and that the aircraft will also increase safety and emergency response in the Arctic.

Pilot Andrè Kjellstrup with the drone, Kraken, in the air over Andøya on 17 April this year. Photo: Markus Eckerstorfer.
Snow

The radar onboard the drone Kraken can measure snow depth, image snow layers and see objects under the snow. Earlier in the spring, Norut demonstrated how drones can contribute to emergency preparedness involving avalanches.

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What if sensitive content from your health record is published on an open Wiki? There are several cases from USA and UK of loss of patient data. This could also occur in Norway.

Mineral

Good mineral resources provide great opportunities for industry and added value in Northern Norway, according to a fresh report.

Two of Norut Narvik’s scientists have recently presented their Doctoral dissertations on degradation of concrete constructions.

Use of remote sensing technology to map vegetation and climate change has earned Norut Tromsø a place in a top-level Nordic research programme.

It looks like a maritime cluster will be established in the north after 60 participants from the maritime industry gathered in Narvik on September 15.

Russia

A new collaboration agreement between the Northern Arctic Federal University (NArFU) and Norut will be signed this week during the Norwegian Days in Arkhangelsk.

Norut Narvik is participating in a new Nordic research project with the objective of developing energy efficient buildings for cold climate.

More than 1000 people in 70 countries watched films streamed via the internet from the Nordic Youth Film Festival (NUFF) in Tromsø – and a filmmaker in Gaza paid extra attention.

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.

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