Norwegian Defence Research Establishment

Norwegian Defence Research Establishment (FFI) is the prime institution responsible for defence-related research in Norway. FFI’s research covers mathematics, physics, information technology, chemistry, biology, medicine, psychology, political science and economy.Sideinnhold The Establishment is the chief adviser on defence-related science and technology to the Ministry of Defence and the Norwegian Armed Forces. FFI is situated at Kjeller close to Lillestrøm, and has a naval research unit in Karljohansvern in Horten.

FFI contributes to Barents Watch with updated articles about research on oceans and coastlines. The research is diverse. Norway’s first operative satellite, AISSat-1, was developed at FFI. It is now circulating in polar orbit and keeps all AIS-ships under surveillance. The autonomous underwater vehicle HUGIN was developed at FFI. Today it is a tool e.g. for the Norwegian Navy. Other research environments at FFI specialize in sonars and marine life, security policy issues in the High North and other fields of interest in the northern coastline.