Breakfast seminar: Drones over Norway: Opportunities, Threats, and Vulnerabilities

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Time: Friday, 25 November 2022 08:30-10:00
Place: PRIO, Hausmanns gate 3, Oslo

Breakfast seminar: Drones over Norway: Opportunities, Threats, and Vulnerabilities
From left to right: Christian Brunsvig, Anders Martinsen, Mats Gjertsen, Jacob Bjelland, and Bruno Oliveira Martins. Photo: PRIO / Kristin Lowater

Over the last weeks, numerous incidents involving drones have made headlines in Norway. 

These incidents include multiple drone sightings outside oil platforms and energy installations, drone incursions in the vicinity of airports leading to the temporary closure of some of them, and Russian citizens being arrested at Norwegian border crossing sites and airports in possession of drones and drone-collected data on their way back to Russia. These incidents have brought the presence of drones in civilian airspace to the covers of newspapers in the country.

In this breakfast seminar, we gather some of the key stakeholders of the Norwegian drone landscape to discuss the state of the drone industry in Norway, the regulatory efforts to integrate drones in the airspace, and the security and safety issues that persist today.

This breakfast seminar is part of the international seminar Drones in Civilian Airspaces: Security, Regulation, and Imagination. To register for the whole international seminar, click here. To register just for the breakfast seminar, click on "sign up here!" on the right side of this page.

Both the breakfast seminar and the international seminar will be held in English.


Introduction: Torunn Tryggestad, Deputy Director, PRIO

Chair: Bruno Oliveira Martins, PRIO, and RegulAIR project leader

Jacob Bjelland, state secretary, Ministry of Transport

Mats Gjertsen, Avinor

Anders Martinsen, UAS Norway

Eivind Raknes, Civil Aviation Authority Norway

Christian Brunsvig, Norwegian Defence Research Establishment (FFI)