Space and business

Published under: Stoltenberg's 2nd Government

Publisher Ministry of Trade and Industry

The Government’s focus on space related activities generates a number of contracts and orders for Norwegian high-tech businesses, both through the ESA-programmes and on the commercial market.

The Government’s focus on space related activities generates a number of contracts and orders for Norwegian high-tech businesses, both through the ESA-programmes and on the commercial market.

The funds are of benefit to society through the creation of employment, technological development, research, environmental and territorial surveillance, fisheries administration, meteorology, navigation, rescue service and maritime security. The Government’s focus on space activities is particularly important when it comes to the High North. A relatively large part of Norwegian space research and activities are also located in the northern part of Norway, including the islands of Svalbard.