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Highlights of 2014

Competence sharing award to IRIS Social Science

The award was granted during the Christmas meeting of Stavanger´s Chamber of Commerce, held in Rogaland Theatre. The purpose of the award is to encourage sharing of expertise, learning both internally and externally, and making visible the Chamber of Commerce´s focus on the Stavanger region as a region of knowledge.
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Drilltronics™ successfully installed on the Statfjord C platform

The Drilltronics™ system has been developed by IRIS and commercialised by Sekal AS. It is the world’s first permanently installed automated drilling system for conventional drilling. Read more

Feature article in VG on the limits of lobbying impact

IRIS-researcher Hilmar Rommetvedt: How could there be a ”no” to the Olympics, despite the organisations´, lobbyists’ and PR experts´ untiring effort for a yes? Read more

IRIS-research featured in The New York Times

Chief Scientist Andrew Sweetman at IRIS Environment attracts international attention for his contribution to discover the fate of the jellyfish in the Sognefjorden. Read more

President of Ghana visits IRIS

Ghana’s president, H.E. John Dramani Mahama, made an official vitist to Norway 29. – 31. October. One day was dedicated to Stavanger, including a visit to IRIS. Read more

Lyse research award to Rune Dahl Fitjar

Rune Dahl Fitjar has over the years been a productive researcher, and he contributed to building the environment for innovation research both at IRIS and UiS. Read more

Crabs and eels eat dead jelly fish

Article from Forskning.no: Chief Scientist Andrew Sweetman publishes sensational findings from the bottom of the Sogne Fjord in the prestigious periodical Proceedings of the Royal Society: Biological Sciences. Read more

Hockeyplayers filming at ULLRIGG

Just days before this year’s ironman competition, seven players from Stavanger Oilers visited IRIS and Ullrigg to star in this year’s promotion film that will be shown before every Oilers home match this season. Read more

The last drop is worth NOK 500 billion

IRIS at ONS: Every percent increased recovery from known oil deposits represents an increased value of NOK 500 billion. IRIS and UiS had a joint stand at ONS2014. Read more

New technology can prevent salmon lice

RIS has been monitoring salmon production in three improved versions of closed canvas fish cages. Read more

This fish feed is made from natural gas

Stavanger based company Bioprotein AS merges with the American corporation Calysta Inc. for international expansion. The company produces fodder ingredients and chemicals. Read more

Opening The National IOR Centre of Norway

Cabinet minister Tord Lien Nasjonalt opens the The National IOR Centre of Norway at the University of Stavanger. The research centre will find solutions that may provide Norway with billions of extra revenue. Read more