NORCE Norwegian Research Institute AS
The previous partner, Norut, merged with NORCE on April 1 2019. Norut is a Norwegian research group that produces knowledge with practical applicability relevant to the High North within technology and social science. Norut has 64 employees where the earth observation department is the largest with 27. Norut has performed research and development on unmanned aircraft technologies since 2005. Together with commercial partners Norut has developed the Cryowing drone family with aircraft ranging from 2 to 60 kg and range up to 1200 km. Norut has performed operations and collected environmental data in Antarctica, Greenland, Iceland, Finland, Svalbard, Norway and from ships.