Norut develops technologies adapted to meet challenges in the Arctic climate. Drift ice, icing, pressure ridges and winter storms make strict demands on off-shore constructions. Several industrial operations in northern and Arctic areas demand new thinking on the use of materials, surveillance, emergency response and security. Norut’s unmanned aircraft systems are utilized in an increasing number of areas. The combination of extreme track force in a steep landscape with high precipitation is being tested by the Ofoten Line. We engage in research on Arctic technology because the action is occurring in the north.
Researchers unite to address the problems that drones and other unmanned vehicles encounter in a harsh Arctic climate.
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.
New regulations mean huge sums must be spent on upgrading many of Norway's 6,000 dams. Cold climate scientists at Norut are measuring ice pressure and testing alternatives that may provide more accurate and cheaper rehabilitation.
Biosurfactants produced by Norwegian cold-tolerated bacteria enhance biodegradation of oil pollution. They can be used as a “greener” alternative to chemical surfactant.
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.
Collaboration between Norut and companies in Narvik is allowing Statnett to extend the construction season and save millions.
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.
The Arctic Centre for Unmanned Aircraft was opened at Svalbard 14th April.