Climate and Environment

Climate and Environment

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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.

Screenshot from the Chopin website (http://www.chopin-project.eu/). Photo: © Airbus.
Drones

Insects sticking to aircraft cause friction and lead to increased fuel consumption. Drones will now be used to test surface coatings designed to limit the insect pests.

Resources

A new report provides a combined overview of the Norwegian bio economy by outlining the current industrial uses of resources in forestry, agriculture, fisheries and aquaculture.

From a test of oil recovery equipment under the auspices of the Norwegian Oil and Gas Association in 2010. Photo: NOFO.
Oil spill

Norut senior research scientists Trond Nilsen and Stig Karlstad have published a new report on innovations and framework conditions in oil recovery preparedness in Northern Norway.

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.

Russian, British and Norwegian research scientists get together to share knowledge about marine plastic pollution in Arctic areas. Photo: Norut.
Marin

Representatives from the fisheries industry, research institutes and management institutions in Norway and Russia are meeting this week in a joint effort to combat marine plastic pollution in the Barents Sea. Norut and Kola Science Center are organising the seminar in Murmansk followed by a beach clean-up in Teriberka.

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?

Photo: NN-norden.org
Biosmart

The different sectors of the Norwegian bioeconomy show a large variation in value added, between the sectors, over time, in the composition of value added, and not least between the bioeconomy of the Norwegian counties.

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