NORSAR is an internationally recognized, independent, not-for-profit, research foundation within the field of geoscience. Our core competencies are seismology and applied geophysics, and related software development.
NORSAR conducts research and advisory projects worldwide, and develop software tools and innovative solutions for industrial and research applications.
NORSAR is responsible for operating some of the world’s most advanced monitoring installations for observing earthquakes and nuclear explosions.
NORSAR is designated as the Norwegian National Data Centre (NDC) for verifying compliance with the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT). Over the last 50 years, we have contributed advanced research leading to cutting edge methods within automatic data processing and seismological analysis.
NORSAR promotes the application of geoscientific research for the benefit of Norwegian society and industry, as well as for clients worldwide.
NORSAR is an innovator, constantly exploiting new ideas within our core activities and driving expertise and knowledge transfer to new areas.
NORSAR's field installations for the CTBT network are situated in Hedmark (southern Norway), Troms and Finnmark (northern Norway) and on the islands of Spitsbergen and Jan Mayen.