What do a furniture company in Norway and a coffee producer in Sweden have in common? On the surface, very little – but both are among the over 300 companies in the Nordic region that are in the midst of restructuring for sustainable production, thanks to collaboration with the CIRCit research project.
The DigiHeart project, a consortium of researchers and industry partners form Norway, Sweden and the Faroe Island will develop technology and control systems that use machine learning to continuously survey data about all these factors, in addition to operational and environmental conditions to identify causes behind heart disease and mortality in farmed salmonids.
BIOWATER will serve as the first Nordic science center and platform that provides solutions for land, environmental and water resources management in the face of potential and competing demands for biomass, land and water resources related to the green shift and concurrent bio-economic development.
The overall aim of the programme is to produce new knowledge on how to foster and advance the transition to a bio-based economy in the Nordic countries by integrating research, innovation and entrepreneurship in the private and public sectors.
The programme will be cross-disciplinary and will strengthen the knowledge base within Arctic research in a broad sense, thereby supporting integrated research efforts in health and medicine, humanities and social sciences, and natural sciences and technology.
The study of soft materials confined between surfaces is central to the understanding of interactions that lead to adhesion, lubrication and colloidal stability. Force measurements have long been able to describe the potential that exists between various coated surfaces, but it is only more recently that scattering techniques, particularly reflectometry, have permitted the detailed study of surface layers under confinement.