Climate and Environment

Climate and Environment


“What Norut is doing is completely in line with the High North strategy,” said Foreign Affairs Minister Jonas Gahr Støre when visiting Norut recently.

Degradation of PCB involves two main mechanisms, performed by different microbes. Microbes adapted to cold conditions were found in sediment from Hammerfest in significant numbers.

Drones fitted with on board air particle sampling instruments can provide precise measurements of volcanic ash particle concentrations.

For the first time satellite technology has been incorporated in monitoring of changes in different permafrost landforms.

The pollen season has started and for hay fever sufferers the greatest challenge comes from birch trees. Remote-sensing can now give better pollen forecasts.

The snow satellite CoReH2O is competing to be the European Space Agency's next Earth Explorer satellite. Norut Tromsø has been involved in the satellite's design.

Norut's unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) is back in the air to map the ice around the South Pole.

Narvik's research community has considerable experience in cold climate research. Norut Narvik and Narvik University College are now establishing a joint centre.