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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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Photo: MAREANO/Institute of Marine Research.
Arctic Ocean

Using expert opinion to assess socio-economic effects of ocean acidification on cold-water corals.

Entrepreneurs in Sami areas will offer nature- and culture-based experiences and Norut is performing research together with them. Photo: Ørjan Bertelsen / www.nordnorge.com / Kautokeino
Business

Researchers will use a completely new dialogue-based research method to find out what creates, hinders or reduces manoeuvring space for entrepreneurs in Sami areas.

When seniors stretch to reach an apple on the screen, they get more movement in their arms. This 91-year-old enjoys exercising. Photo: Ellen Brox.
Exergames

Game technology can prevent seniors from falling and improve their balance, strength and coordination. But the games must be designed completely differently than those for young people, a new study shows.

At the open ail exhibition in Tromsø 1 October 2016 the student’s diving club cleaned the harbour. This is just a part of what they collected. Photo: Jannike Falk-Andersson.
Marine plastic

The kick off meeting for the MARP project was held at Svalbard in September, and an open air exhibition in October gave the public a touch and smell of what marine plastic pollution is really about.

Aquaculture. Photo: Erik Christensen.
Bioeconomy

Nordland County is number one in Norway in fisheries and aquaculture. A new report provides a good overview of the biological resources and production in the forestry, agriculture, fisheries and aquaculture sectors in Norway.

Calving glacier. Photo: Norut drone.
Arctic

Five research scientists from Norut had outdoor offices at Ny-Ålesund last week. Equipped with ground radar and drones, they were involved with four projects. Read on for a brief overview.

Geir Wiik, manager of the newly established Norut office in Bodø.
Drone

Norut has appointed Geir Wiik (59) as the manager of its newly established office in Bodø. Wiik will lead the development of the research company’s drone activity in the Nordland city.

UAV at Svalbard. Photo: Norut.
Drones

Researchers unite to address the problems that drones and other unmanned vehicles encounter in a harsh Arctic climate.

Oil on ice. Photo: Jouko Pirttijärvi, SYKE.
Oil

Norut Narvik is taking part in a new EU Horizon 2020 project focusing on the development of Arctic oil spill response methods and the evaluation of their environmental effects.

Cold climate scientists at Norut are measuring ice pressure and testing alternatives that may provide more accurate and cheaper dam rehabilitation. Photo: Norut Narvik.
Dam

New regulations mean huge sums must be spent on upgrading many of Norway's 6,000 dams. Cold climate scientists at Norut are measuring ice pressure and testing alternatives that may provide more accurate and cheaper rehabilitation.

Illustration: Red liver.
Biotech

A new type of immunotherapy against liver cancer is so promising that Norut has been granted nearly NOK 10 million to continue the research.

Enhance solubility of n-hexadecane. Photo: Norut.
Environment

Biosurfactants produced by Norwegian cold-tolerated bacteria enhance biodegradation of oil pollution. They can be used as a “greener” alternative to chemical surfactant.

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