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Climate talks and the way forward

What should power the future’s shipping fleets? How can we change the way we build buildings so that they’re truly climate neutral? If we’re going to actively alter the planet’s climate, how should we study this?

A group of researchers wants to help communities living close to melting glaciers. Photo shows scientists mounting equipment.

The glaciers’ warning

Living near a glacier is like having a helpful but unpredictable neighbour. As the climate becomes warmer, the risk of unruly behaviour from these neighbours increases. A group of researchers wants to help communities living close to melting glaciers

Tree ring research: Three researchers on a raft

When trees talk

We think of trees as silent sentinels, watching as the world goes by and the ages pass. But what if you could interview them about what they have seen?

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Making seaweed cultivation into a major industry

Seaweeds can be used to improve soils and for the biological capture and storage of carbon. They can serve as feed for livestock and as a food and health supplement for humans. And that’s just for starters. A new research project is aiming to help upgrade current cultivation systems to an industrial scale.

Training underwater robots to find charging stations — on the seabed

NTNU’s largest laboratory – the Trondheim fjord – is something of an Eldorado for researchers developing underwater robots. A charging station has been installed on the seabed, and to ensure the robots can find the shortest route to the charging station, they train in the fjord.

What will the price of your neighbours solar power be?

In the future, we will see the emergence of local energy communities made up of households and businesses who buy and sell electricity among themselves. But someone will have to work out how to determine the price.