Research

The overarching scientific goal of NORA is to understand the biochemistry and ecophysiology that underpins N2O emissions, improve the assessment of the emissions and to find mitigation options. This was reached through the integration of detailed biochemical approaches, microbiology and physiology studies of relevant organisms (model organisms and newly isolated strains), microbial ecology of complex systems (soils and wastewaters), field emission studies and advanced technological development. Here you can read about the research and the main results that we obtained, detailed for the three scientific work packages (WP1, 2 and 3).
NORA partners develop novel technology to support R&D research on N2O emission. The NMBU and the mechatronic company Adigo has developed a robot that finds it’s way through a field experiment and measures N2O emission by a “fast box” approach. The robot is now in action every day, and here you can see the field robot in action (real time transmission from a “fish eye” camera on top of the robot). 
The NORA fellows have generated several novel results  that will lead to publication in scientific journals. They have all presented their research at international conferences, workshops, seminars and meetings. The high number of secondments performed in the NORA project have given interesting results based on an interdisiplinary collaboration between people in both academia and industry. Below is a list of popular scientific reports from June 2015.