Finally a normal year?
We enjoyed the beginning of a normal year with good working days and social life, but 2022 turned out to be a completely unusual year nonetheless!
On February 24, Ukraine was invaded. At the same time we lost communication with our listening stations, and our work to monitor explosions near the nuclear power plants began.
It is pleasing to see that the technologies used to monitor explosions from test explosions of nuclear weapons can also be used to map other types of events. Ukraine has four nuclear power plants with a total of 15 reactors that are vulnerable to military activities. Our technologists have established automatic monitoring of the areas around them to ensure independent data about the bombings. This contributes to the overall picture the Norwegian authorities use to assess the danger of radioactive fallout over Norway.