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  • Max Planck and CMR cooperation 

    Max Planck and CMR cooperation

    Scientists at Christian Michelsen Research are currently developing, together with colleagues from the Max Planck Institute for Iron Research (Germany), the Field Kelvin Probe (FKP). This FKP will enable contactless detection of hidden corrosion. Recently CMR projectleader for FKP, Florin Turcu, met Martin Stratmann, The President of the Max Planck Society.

  • Kjetil Haukalid: Now philosophiae doctor in physics 

    Kjetil Haukalid: Now philosophiae doctor in physics

    CMR-scientist Kjetil Haukalid recently had his defense for the degree of philosphieae doctor (PhD) in physics at the University of Bergen (UiB). His thesis named "Formation of gas hydrates studied by means of broad-band permittivity measurements", was accepted by the evaluation committee.

  • Creating a new generation of smart sensors 

    Creating a new generation of smart sensors

    Christian Michelsen Research is the main technology partner for the Bergen based engineering company SENTEC in developing low cost wireless smart sensor technology for monitoring of pressure safety valves (PSVs). The products, based on Bluetooth technology, will be launched worldwide this Spring.

  •  Fuel cells running on natural gas and hydrogen  

    Fuel cells running on natural gas and hydrogen

    Teknisk Ukeblad tells the story. The story about the fuel cell concept that delivers 32 megawatts from fuel cells running on natural gas and hydrogen. A technology developed by CMR Prototech in cooperation with Statoil and Shell.

  • New partners in sensors and geothermal 

    New partners in sensors and geothermal

    Associate Professor Mona Mihailescu from University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania visited CMR. She is also due to visit Iceland where her other partner in green energy is situated.

  • Save money with our knowledge 

    Save money with our knowledge

    Our scientist are experts in analyzing cost saving metering station maintenance for allocation systems. Next week Ranveig Nygaard Bjørk will present this at the European Flow Measurement Workshop 2017 in the Netherlands.

  • We are mapping the dark Universe 

    We are mapping the dark Universe

    Euclid is an ESA-mission to map the geometry of the dark Universe with lift-off in 2020. Our company CMR Prototech is designing and building hardware to the spacecraft on behalf of the Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics, University of Oslo and European Space Agency (ESA).

  • Bridge to the future 

    Bridge to the future

    Director of NORCOWE, Kristin Guldbrandsen Frøysa participated in a roundtable conversation with leader of EL & IT-league, Jan Olav Andersen.

  •  Building payloads for a stratospheric balloon and launch of a sounding rocket 

    Building payloads for a stratospheric balloon and launch of a sounding rocket

    So cool can it be. The summer job in the STARBURST project that Fredrik S. Solberg will have at CMR Prototech, will also involve a whale safari and midnight sun at Andøya Space Center.

  • CMR spin-off raised NOK 25 million in venture capital  

    CMR spin-off raised NOK 25 million in venture capital

    Just before Christmas 2016 Xsens AS raised NOK 25 million in venture capital from ProVenture and Investinor. Xsens invents new cost-reducing ultrasound technology to monitor oil flow.

  • A unique second-generation tomograph is developed 

    A unique second-generation tomograph is developed

    A new gamma-ray tomograph designed to image up to 4” diameter pipes, is developed by CMR Prototech for the Saskatchewan Research Council (SRC) in Canada.

  • Application for 6 MEUR from EU 

    Application for 6 MEUR from EU

    CMR recently joined a large European consortium consisting of researchers and industry partners to demonstrate that aluminium (Al) could be a competitive substitute of the traditional iron-based alloys in subsea and marine applications.

  • UiB and CMR in high-tech collaboration 

    UiB and CMR in high-tech collaboration

    Last week students from UiB came to experiment with an ultra-high-speed camera on a mission to aid with troubleshooting the Field Kelvin Probe currently under development.

  • Distributed seismic monitoring for geological carbon sequestration 

    Distributed seismic monitoring for geological carbon sequestration

    This project "DAS for CCS" is a low-cost technique that fits well into the portfolio of monitoring techniques needed to secure safe injection and containment of CO2. It is given 10 Mill. NOK by CLIMIT.

  • The Green Fish Farm Concept 

    The Green Fish Farm Concept

    Fully closed fish farm concepts need to cover the handling of the large volumes of generated waste. These extra measures can bring both economical and environmental benefits. This is The Green Fish Farm Concept, it gives us a industrial revolution.

  • SUCCESS at Brumundal 

    SUCCESS at Brumundal

    The Brumundal sandstone reservoir represents an analogue to relevant reservoirs for CO2 storage offshore. Here Per Aagaard (UiO) enthusiastically guides a field trip in the area for experts meeting at The SUCCESS Fall Seminar 2016.

  • Rebuilding for hydrogen 

    Rebuilding for hydrogen

    M/Y “Che Guevara”, previously owned by Gaddafi, will be converted to run on hydrogen. Greenstat will lead the project and are seeking partners.

  • Increase your competence in flow measurement! 

    Increase your competence in flow measurement!

    Learn about the technologies behind multiphase measurement from our experienced scientists. New courses coming up this November.

  • CMR about allocation uncertainty at North Sea Flow Measurement  

    CMR about allocation uncertainty at North Sea Flow Measurement

    In times with increased focus on risk minimization and cost-efficiency in the oil and gas sector, it is more important than ever to understand the uncertainty involved in the distribution of produced oil and gas amongst contributing parties, so-called allocation.

  • Space summer job? 

    Space summer job?

    Space technology and satellite surveillance is in rapid development. STARBURST is the first national, cross-industrial summer project within NewSpace! Apply now! The job is paid.

  • New knowledge for corrosion detection 

    New knowledge for corrosion detection

    In 2015 CMR began 3 new projects in the field of corrosion detection. In groundbreaking work, funded by the Research Council of Norway, Statoil, and Gassco, new ideas in detecting corrosion through organic coatings and steel walls, will be tested. This autumn our scientists were among the presenting guests at the latest international corrosion congress (Eurocorr 2016, Montpellier 12th – 15th September).

  • Designing the energy solutions for autonomous airships 

    Designing the energy solutions for autonomous airships

    The Stratobus project is led by Thales Alenia Space (TAS). It is a new concept for an autonomous airship, operating at an altitude of about 20 kilometers. Our company CMR Prototech has been chosen by Thales Alenia Space to supply the platform’s energy storage system.

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    "Maud" returns home

    CMR had two men hired at «Maud”, Harald Ulrik Sverdrup and Odd Dahl. Both helped Roald Amundsen to get his project through and this highly scientific expedition could be realized. Sverdrup was scientific leader from 1918 till 1925, while Odd Dahl was hired as pilot and filmmaker on the last three years of the expedition.

  • The impact of NORCOWE 

    The impact of NORCOWE

    "NORCOWE has been instrumental for StormGeo’s positioning in the [offshore wind] market, " StormGeo’s vice president Renewables Jostein Mælan declared at NORCOWE 2016.

  • Improving international standards on vented hydrogen explosions 

    Improving international standards on vented hydrogen explosions

    Gexcon a company in the CMR Group, coordinates the EU-funded project HySEA. The main purpose of the project is to conduct pre-normative research on vented hydrogen deflagrations in containers and smaller enclosures, with an aim to improve international standards.

  • Sing as a whale at Researchers Days 

    Sing as a whale at Researchers Days

    At Researchers Days 2016 CMR will be playing together with researchers from both Bergen University College and Institute of Marine Research.

  • Gaia-facts reaching ground control 

    Gaia-facts reaching ground control

    The European Space Agency (ESA) has released the first data from the Gaia mission, which has the tremendous task of building the most precise 3D map of the Milky Way.

  • Fish finding with autonomous surface vehicles for the pelagic fisheries 

    Fish finding with autonomous surface vehicles for the pelagic fisheries

    This time CMR-scientist Rune Hauge takes his knowledge to USA and "OCEANS 16". The results from the trip to the very north of Norway last winter, will be spread among all kind of marine scientists from all around the world.

  • Winners ONS Innovation Awards: TechInvent and Island Offshore/Centria 

    Winners ONS Innovation Awards: TechInvent and Island Offshore/Centria

    TechInvent reached this goal by prototypinghelp from our company CMR Prototech.

  • Visit us at ONS 2016 

    Visit us at ONS 2016

    You can meet Magne Husebø from CMR company XSENS at the Innovation Park and CMR researchers will be present all week at Clean Energy Park, hall 9 stand 931.

  • Take control on your environmental gas emissions 

    Take control on your environmental gas emissions

    In March 2016 the Norwegian Environmental Directorate issued a report concerning methane and NMVOC (Non-Methane Volatile Organic Compound) emissions. CMR can provide the instruments for such actions.

  • Prototech- helping dreams come true 

    Prototech- helping dreams come true

    Alf Egil Stensen woke up one night. His idea was born. Years later and also by prototypinghelp from CMR Prototech, Stensen has succeeded. The dream about FluidCom came true.

  • What about CO2 storage? 

    What about CO2 storage?

    "Sysla Grønn" and CMR gives lessons in their Energy Academy: Today CO2 storage.

  • Improving industrial safety performance in Vietnam 

    Improving industrial safety performance in Vietnam

    Vietnam has seen a dramatic increase in number of accidents and loss of containments which correlates to the strong industrial growth in the country. The recent agreements with Gexcon are part of the Government’s commitment to reduce the number of accidents and prevent injuries, fatalities and environmental emissions.

  • Four projects receive verification funding 

    Four projects receive verification funding

    CMR Science and Technology are among the partners granted funding from the FORNY2020 programme. The project Well Mend is granted 8.5MNOK in government support to further develop a novel method for well repair.

  • CMR at Japan Science Week 

    CMR at Japan Science Week

    CMR will attend the Japan Norway Arctic Science Week 2016, taking place between 30 May and 3 June.

  • No new FME money 

    No new FME money

    CMR was involved in three initiatives. None was given credit by the government.

  • New FME Centres to be announced this week 

    New FME Centres to be announced this week

    CMR is heavily involved in three initiatives: Geothermal energy, offshore wind energy and zero maritime energy solutions.

  • SIVA PRIZE 

    SIVA PRIZE

    Associated ZERO Maritime partner NCE Maritime Cleantech, won the SIVA Prize last week.

  • UTC 2016: “Lean Subsea – the way forward 

    UTC 2016: “Lean Subsea – the way forward"

    UTC 2016 will be the 22nd Underwater Technology Conference, and 900 professionals and 60 exhibitors are expected to attend the conference.

  • Greenstat enters into partnership with NEL ASA 

    Greenstat enters into partnership with NEL ASA

    The CMR company GREENSTAT has entered into a partnership agreement with NEL ASA (NEL). The task is to develop large- and small scale hydrogen production facilities in Norway based on renewable energy.

  • Runners Up in Fishackathon 

    Runners Up in Fishackathon

    Fishackathon Bergen will help bring marine resource management into the 21st century by uniting budding and established app developers and unite them around the theme of sustainable global fisheries. CMR researchers Ove Daae Lampe and Armin Pobitzer formed one of the teams in Bergen. They won Runners Up.

  • Euclid Dark Universe Mission 

    Euclid Dark Universe Mission

    Euclid is an ESA mission to map the geometry of the dark Universe. CMR company Prototech is designing and building hardware to the spacecraft on behalf of the Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics, University of Oslo and European Space Agency (ESA).

  • CMR competes in Fishackaton 

    CMR competes in Fishackaton

    Fishackathon Bergen will help bring marine resource management into the 21st century by uniting budding and established app developers and unite them around the theme of sustainable global fisheries. CMR researchers Ove Daae Lampe and Armin Pobitzer form one of the teams in Bergen. They will try to win using their cutting edge knowledge, bringing up the best idea.

  • Motion Lab got 8 million NOK 

    Motion Lab got 8 million NOK

    Parts of this is given CMR to establish mobile infrastructure for 3D motion compensation research.

  • CMR helps kiters race 

    CMR helps kiters race

    At the end of March 350 kiters from over 30 nations competed on the mountain plains of Hardangervidda. Knowing that wind is their most important resource, CMR was there providing realtime data.

  • A Master's Degree at CMR 

    A Master's Degree at CMR

    Nelson Thambiraj takes his Master at CMR Prototech. Senior researcher Ivar Wærnhus helps him through. UiB tells their story at their webpage.

  • Helping the kiters getting the data 

    Helping the kiters getting the data

    350 kiters will in a mass start, compete on the plains of the Hardangervidda this week. CMR will measure the wind conditions during this race using our lidars.

  • Learn about Valerie's assessment of wake meandering 

    Learn about Valerie's assessment of wake meandering

    In 2009 we started hosting NORCOWE, one of two national research centres on offshore wind. The NORCOWE annual report 2015 is now available.

  • Svalbard can use geothermal energy 

    Svalbard can use geothermal energy

    Geothermal energy may be an alternative for heating and energy production for the settlements on Svalbard. Geothermal energy is a stable and reliable energy source with low impact on the environment and available when needed regardless of season or weather.

  • Zero Lice with AkvaVis? 

    Zero Lice with AkvaVis?

    Scientist Tom Kjøde directed the questions too the global fish farming industry in Bergen this week.: What if we could model the effect of different sea lice countermeasures and combine with a decision support system? Would it allow fish farmers to make better decisions?

  • Developing new functionalities in LSSS 

    Developing new functionalities in LSSS

    As a part of the SEEBED project we at CMR together with IMR, are developing new functionalities in LSSS for processing and visualizing data from broadband echo sounders.

  • ZeroMaritime 

    ZeroMaritime

    The main research task of ZeroMaritime is to enable, develop, and demonstrate zero and low emission system solutions for the maritime industry. On the 26th of May The Norwegian Research Council gives a YES or NO to the establishment of this national research centre.

  • The first hydrogen car ferry in Norway 

    The first hydrogen car ferry in Norway

    CMR Prototech is planning to install hydrogen fuel cells on the Osterøy car ferry “MF Ole Bull”. The ferry will be the first car ferry in Norway to use hydrogen as fuel.

  • Delivering solid Earth Science for Norway and Europe 

    Delivering solid Earth Science for Norway and Europe

    Researchers from CMR is contributing in establishing a Norwegian e-infrastructure to integrate data from the seismological and geodetic networks, as well as data from geological and geophysical data repositories. This work will comprise data integration, development of a web portal and of visualization and processing tools.

  • CMR tool in herring hunt 

    CMR tool in herring hunt

    LSSS helps fishermen reading echosounders. Last week it found the herring for "Libas" and IMR.

  • Zero Village Bergen 

    Zero Village Bergen

    CMR is involved in two research projects that investigates the potential for thermal energy storage solutions for this area. Now we are fighting for political support.

  • The Sailbuoy plays with Whales 

    The Sailbuoy plays with Whales

    Scientists at CMR last week ended up playing with whales in the sea outside Tromsø, near Vengsøy. Their target was fish finding with an echosounder equipped Sailbuoy, but whales also like fish and they got company.

  • Collecting new offshore wind facts 

    Collecting new offshore wind facts

    New collected observational data will be used to validate and improve numerical models and tools for i.e. weather forecasting, marine operations and wind farm layout optimization.

  • Going Live for LoVe 

    Going Live for LoVe

    72 million Nok is given to live survey in The Lofoten-Vesterålen Cabeled Ocean Observatory (LoVe). This is a Norwegian infrastructure programme for marine research, live monitoring and subsea technology development.

  • Fish Hunting with our Sailbuoy 

    Fish Hunting with our Sailbuoy

    - This looks great. Maybe we and other fishermen can use one together to locate the fishes we are hunting for. Fisherman Olav Dale from Dales Rederi is very interested in this revolutionary innovation from Offshore Sensing and CMR.

  • Finding the key to efficient and sustainable fishing. 

    Finding the key to efficient and sustainable fishing.

    Early information on the expected fish size distribution is the key to efficient and sustainable fishing. The aim of the DABGRAF-project is to estimate the fish size distribution of a school based on data from a sideward pointing wideband echosounder.

  • Looking into Geological History  

    Looking into Geological History

    A 2,5 km deep borehole was drilled in Åre (Sweden) with the purpose of understanding how major mountain belts of Alpine-Himalayan dimensions developed over a period of 500 million years. CMR’s part in the project was to provide advanced fibreoptic distributed temperature sensing.

  • Hunting the good offshore wind 

    Hunting the good offshore wind

    -Our goal is to increase power production by two to three percent. Such an increase will generate a lot of money for a wind farm living in 20 to 30 years, says scientist Yngve Heggelund.

  • The Prime Minister is looking for ideas at CMR 

    The Prime Minister is looking for ideas at CMR

    Prime Minister Erna Solberg and Tine Sundtoft, Minister of Climate and Environment, are looking into the new ideas of green competitiveness. Their experts met us last week.

  • CMR Prototech visits Brazil 

    CMR Prototech visits Brazil

    Together with the University of Bergen, Bergen University College and GCE Subsea, Prototech last week visited multiple Universities and research institutes in Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. The main purpose of the trip was however two meetings with Petrobras at their research centre (CENPES) in Rio.

  • Bridging the gap 

    Bridging the gap

    A large measurement campaign in an offshore wind farm.

  • New plans for national research on offshore wind 

    New plans for national research on offshore wind

    In 2009 CMR and Sintef started up NORCOWE and NOWITECH, Centres for Environment-friendly Energy Research (FME). This has given international visibility and position.

  • Won the best paper award 

    Won the best paper award

    The shared presentations of Engie, CMR, FMC and Metropartner, regarding installation effects on ultrasonic gas flowmeters, won the best paper award of this year's workshop at The International North Sea Flow Measurement Workshop in Tønsberg.

  • Measuring the Wind 

    Measuring the Wind

    The Measurement Campaign is managed by CMR through NORCOWE.

  • Invited to The Norwegian Parliament   

    Invited to The Norwegian Parliament

    NORCOWE met the politicians in The Standing Committee on Energy and the Environment for a talk about offshore wind energy.

  • Kelvin Probe for through-wall detection 

    Kelvin Probe for through-wall detection

    A Kelvin Probe for through-wall detection of internal corrosion on pressure vessels will be made. Christian Michelsen Research AS recently started a collaborative project with Statoil Petroleum AS and Gassco AS, which enables the development of the Field Kelvin Probe (FKP) - an innovative instrument for the detection of internal corrosion on offshore pressure vessels.

  • New Flow Courses 

    New Flow Courses

    Let the Experts Teach You Industrial Flow Measurement and Uncertainty!

  • Subsea gas leakages can be inspected from the mainland 

    Subsea gas leakages can be inspected from the mainland

    Managing oil and gas leakages from subsea structures by using divers and remote controlled robots is expensive.

  • TiZir goes green with Greenstat 

    TiZir goes green with Greenstat

    The factory in Tyssedal producing high purity pig iron (HPPI) and titanium slag will substitute coal with hydrogen. Their need for hydrogen is so large that there is a market for building a hydrogen factory. This task is taken on by Greenstat and CMR. The change in production process at TiZir leads the way for large scale hydrogen production based on environmental friendly energy.