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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. 

Drone system testing in Ny-Ålesund. Photo: 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.

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.

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.

Oil on ice. Photo: Jouko Pirttijärvi, SYKE.
Oil

Norut Narvik is taking part in a new EU Horizon 2020 project focusing on the development of Arctic oil spill response methods and the evaluation of their environmental effects.

Enhance solubility of n-hexadecane. Photo: Norut.
Environment

Biosurfactants produced by Norwegian cold-tolerated bacteria enhance biodegradation of oil pollution. They can be used as a “greener” alternative to chemical surfactant.

Rescue operation exercise with Sea King helicopter. Photo: Marius Lauritsen, The Norwegian armed forces.
Arctic

The increased activity in the Arctic demands better search and rescue capacity for the people located in the area. Norut has investigated the current status and proposed a series of improvements.

Foto: Copyright Norut
Arctic

Narvik is increasing activity in cold climate technology and oil-in-ice research. Norut has appointed five new specialists to keep pace with the tasks.

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