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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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Role-play is a new method for teaching foreign lanuages.

Every nation has its own ideas about what a map should look like, but soon we will get harmonized vegetation maps from Nothern Scandinavia on the web.

The material technology group performs research and development activities for trade and industry and central and local government.

Norut IT has developed a report that describes a concept for an integrated information system for surveillance of the marine environment and safe seafood. The report is ordered by Fiskeri- og Havbruksnæringens Forskningsfond (FHF).

The term "cold climate" refers to the combined actions of low temperatures, snow, ice and wind, and possibly also the absence of daylight in the period when the sun is below the horizon. Cold Climate technology is technology that is specially developed to reduce disadvantages with - or exploit advantages of - the cold climate.

Environmental technology forms an important and future-oriented area of activity for Norut Narvik.

Pupils in 9th and 10th grade will be learning about the History of the North in the project called Siida. This will be done by the help of an online gamin platform, where up to 100 persons can play at the same time.

During Uninettkonferansen 2004 in Harstad, Norway, Norut IT was awarded a black belt in broadband by the Uninett test group. Norut IT represented by Audun Heggelund and Pål Currie won this year's broadband competition.

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The first weekend in May this year was the warmest since 1934. Snow melting in Norwegian mountains speeded up rapidly, leading to high water levels in the main rivers. The Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate sent out warnings for a "10 - 20 year flood".

The sheep in Finnmark are gourmets. The menu is topped by juicy herbs and grass in the rich Dark-leaved Willow woods (

Salix myrsinifolia ssp. borealis). Too high grazing pressure results in anthropogenic grassland with monotonous vegetation dominated by Tufted Hair-grass (

Deschampsia cespitosa).

Norut IT is managing the research project PhenoClim, funded by the Norwegian Research Council where the objective is to monitor climate changes. More than 100 elementary schools registered when birches started leafing in 2003, and the results so far correlates well with information from satellite images.

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