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Licensed to drill – and produce

Much oil and gas still lies concealed on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS), and many companies want a slice of this cake. Their entry ticket is a production licence (PL) from the government.

Last changed: 19. March 2013

Trajectory Models

The Norwegian Meteorological Institute has developed sophisticated models that calculate trajectories for everything from oil spills and fishing boats to man overboard.  Forecasts can be issued at any time of day, every day, all year.

Last changed: 19. March 2013

Ice Map and information about change of sea ice

Increased activity in the Arctic, often near the ice edge or on the ice, combined with a trend for thinner ice, requires detailed mapping of sea ice for safe transportation in northern areas.

Last changed: 19. March 2013

Polar lows

Polar lows are intense and short-lived cyclones unique to the polar regions.  They can have fatal consequences and do great damage. Normally there are between 10 and 20 events in the Atlantic sector during the season from October to April.

Last changed: 19. March 2013

Safer traffic in polar regions

The Weather services will in the near future establish a service for the detection, tracking and forecasting of polar lows.

Last changed: 19. March 2013