Environment

Being two environment conscious nations, environment technology is naturally a strategically important area for cooperation. Activities are strongly linked to the development of renewable energy and energy saving technologies, but also cooperation has developed within clean technologies, both academically and industrially.

Examples of themes:

  • Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS)
  • Sediment remediation in harbors
  • Life Cycle Assessment in industrial processes and marine/maritime activities
  • Environment sensors for automotive industry

Articles

The 3rd Renewable Energy Industrial Fair in Fukushima

The 3rd Renewable Energy Industrial Fair in Fukushima

The 3rd annual Renewable Energy Industrial Fair is set to take place in Fukushima December 3-4. Ever since the Fukushima accident of 2011, the central government of Japan and the Fukushima prefecture government have been making a concerted effort to establish Fukushima prefecture as an important contributor to the development of renewable energy. The Renewable Energy Industrial(…)

Ambassador Rimestad at the opening of the new REC office in Tokyo

Ambassador Rimestad at the opening of the new REC office in Tokyo

REC is one of the Norwegian companies that has successfully developed their business in the Japanese market during the last few years. Due to increased business activity, the company set up a larger office in Tokyo this October, and held a celebration event hosted by CEO Mr. Martin Cooper on the 17th of that month. The(…)

RAPSODI – international cooperation for tsunami risk assessment and resilience improvement

RAPSODI – international cooperation for tsunami risk assessment and resilience improvement

The Tohoku tsunami 2011 event clearly showed the potential for massive destruction of buildings, infrastructure, and coastal protection by tsunami waves. A huge amount of data has been collected during and after the event, allowing a retrospective analysis. RAPSODI (Risk Assessment and design of Prevention Structures fOr enhanced tsunami DIsaster resilience) is a project coordinated by NGI (Norway) with the partnership of PARI (Japan), TU Braunschweig (Germany)(…)

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