Norwegian Defence Research Establishment (FFI)

The Norwegian Defence Research Establishment (FFI) is the prime institution responsible for defence-related research in Norway.

FFI is the chief adviser on defence-related science and technology to the Ministry of Defence and the Norwegian Armed Forces. The Establishment focuses particularly on developments in science and military technology, which have an impact on political security and defence planning.

FFI has broad R&D activity in the field of CBRN within areas such as collective protection, body protection, respiratory protection, detection, analysis and identification, decontamination, local and global area networking of sensor systems and management systems, CBRN threat analysis and CBR agent fate analysis, and CBRN modeling and simulation for scenario-based analyses. FFI also has broad activity related to the chemistry and physics of explosives, such as sampling and identificaton, chemical finger-printing, detonation and “post blast” investigations.

Today, relevant defence research requires international cooperation. In order to maintain a position at the forefront of science and technology within chosen sectors, FFI collaborates with national and international scientific institutions and industry. The Establishment also has a close working relationship with its partners and customers.

Activities in EDEN:

FFI is the leader for WP20: Identification of end-user needs, gap analysis of CBRNe event handling, scenario development (food chain, multi C and radiological scenarios), and transfer of results between WP20 and WP30-60.

FFI manages the EDEN Advisory Board in WP10.