Christian Michelsen Research AS (CMR) was originally part of the science division of the Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI), which was founded on 15 March 1930. Norway’s first Prime Minister, Christian Michelsen, donated his legacy to free research, which is why Bergen is home to Norway’s oldest polytechnical institute. CMR contributes research and competence in the intersection between basic research and industry.
Christian Michelsen Research AS is organised as a group of companies (CMR) since 1992. The company has a socially beneficial objective and carries out research and development assignments for both private and public sector organisations. Through its ability to develop ideas and research results into commercial products and industrial solutions, the company creates value for society and clients both in Norway and abroad.
TO THE FAR CORNERS OF THE EARTH & BEYOND
Since its inception in 1930, scientists from the Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI) journeyed out of Norway to the far corners of the Earth. There is even an area in the Antarctica named after one of its scientists; Kvinge Peninsula was, in fact, named after Thor Kvinge. He studied ocean currents and the formation of the bottom water in the Weddel Sea together with colleagues from CMI and the Geophysical Institute at the University of Bergen. They faced such questions as which instruments they could use, where should they place them, how to use them and, last but not least, how would they get there?