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3D image of the Raipas quarry in Alta. Photo: Vidar Kilen, Norut.
Drones

Drones were flying all over Finnmark county lately, from Alta in the west to Vardø in the east and from Mehamn on the coast to Karasjok on the mountain plateau.

Njål Borch, CEO of Motion Corporation and senior research scientist at Norut, giving a talk at the stand at IBC. Photo: Media City Bergen.
Motion Corp

Being part of the Media City Bergen cluster opens the doors to the market for the Norut spinoff company Motion Corporation.

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Rune Storvold. Foto: Norut.
New job

Rune Storvold has been appointed as Research Director for Norut’s activity associated with drones.

Illustration: Norwegian Public Roads Administration.
Emergency

Prototypes for the smart road technology of tomorrow may be tested out on North Norwegian roads. Norut wants to provide the emergency services with a better understanding of situations before they arrive.

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.

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?

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.

Photo copyright: Norut.
New job

Norut is looking for new staff. We have two permanent positions for Research Scientists in Analytical Chemistry and Synthetic Organic Chemistry. 

Image contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2015–17), processed by Norut (copyright).
InSAR

An enormous landslide buried part of California’s Highway 1 along the Pacific coastline on May 20. Norut has processed radar images from the Sentinel-1 satellite that show the ground was moving in the two years before the landslide. 

The photo shows an oil spill response exercise in Narvik in 2016, which was monitored by drones and streamed live to the exercise leadership. Photo: Norut.
Oil

For the first time, the resources for oil spill contingency and response in Northern Norway will be mapped. 

Drone system testing in Ny-Ålesund. Photo: Pål Kvaløy, NTNU.
Drones

Icebergs is a risk to all ships navigating in the high Arctic. Norut has developed a system for real-time detection and monitoring of sea ice, using UAVs.

Vacant positions at Norut.
New job

Norut is searching for new staff! A Research Director and Senior Research Scientists in social science disciplines, a PhD position on oil-in-ice and an engineer specialising in unmanned aircraft systems are all on Norut’s wish list.

Christian Petrich (left) and Rolf-Ole Rydeng Jenssen is doing ice sampling in the testlab in Hamburg. Photo: Giuliani von Giese.
Oil

The Norut companies in Narvik and Tromsø don’t meet halfway when they conduct joint experiments, but rather in Hamburg. Using a large tank designed for ship testing, they are combining their expertise in oil behaviour in ice with remote sensing and drone technology. The goal is to map oil spills in sea ice-covered waters.

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