Wednesday January 18 we will have a workshop with research director Jack Ødegaard from Sintef. Jack has led the work with the government funded report Geonor. Geonor is a collaboration between SINTEF, NORUT, NTNU and NGU (Norwegian Geological Survey). The report identifies a huge potential for mineral extraction based industries in Northern Norway, as well as possible regional development concepts involving synergies between gas and mining. Geonor envisions Kirkenes to be a Nordic Rotterdam and Hammerfest as a new industrial cluster.
We also recommend you read the SSB's report on the economies of the North, a good insight into the businesses of the circumpolar north, from traditional indigenous production to emerging industries.