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.
Norut has been granted funding by the Research Council of Norway for three projects totalling NOK 40 million.
The Arctic Centre for Unmanned Aircraft Systems, which is a partnership between Norut, UiT The Arctic University of Norway and Lufttransport, was officially opened today.
“The end of last week was absolutely fantastic for Norut’s future,” says CEO Ivan C. Burkow.
The Norwegian Board of Technology’s expert group recommends that Norway contributes to opening the airspace over the Arctic.
Norut is sending a delegation to Europe’s largest oil exhibition in Stavanger.
A new 500 km long power line between Nordland and Finnmark should be completed within three years, but the challenge of casting the concrete foundations in the cold needs to be solved.
Join us at the International Conference on Cold Climate Technology 26-28 May 2014 in Narvik, Norway.
Roald Amundsen Petroleum Research (RAmP) was launched at the Arctic Frontiers conference this week.