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NORCE

NORCE is becoming even stronger as Norut merges with the new research institute.

In August 2014, the ground-based radar measured large movements (marked in red) in the rock glaciers at Ádjet in Troms county. (Photo: Norut).
Permafrost

The acceleration of rock glaciers in Scandinavia has been documented for the first time. It can be linked to the thawing of the permafrost in the north.

No, it’s not a bath tub. The pod the aircraft technicians from Bromma Air Maintenance are installing under the body of the Dornier contains equipment you normally find in remote-sensing satellites. Photo: 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.

PERFECT: Colleague and supervisor Chris Petrich drag the rubber boat (as a safety precaution) out to the buoy in Beisfjord to download measurements from the probe and collect ice cores. Photo: Megan O'Sadnick.
Ice

Many people have wondered who they are and what they are up to, these people who regularly wander across the ice wearing a wetsuit and pulling a small rubber boat.

Arctic Frontiers

The upcoming conference Arctic Frontiers 2018 in Tromsø - Connecting the Arctic - gives several opportunities to get a taste of the ongoing research taking place at Norut. Get the overview here.

The communication box for AKVA Safe Guard is attached to the edge of the cage. Photo: Andreas Tøllefsen, Norut.
Ocean

This small yellow suitcase on the edge of the cage can increase safety in the aquaculture industry.

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?

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