To establish a world-leading research centre for autonomous marine operations and systems: To nourish a lively scientific heart in which fundamental knowledge is created through multidisciplinary theoretical, numerical, and experimental research within the knowledge fields of hydrodynamics, structural mechanics, guidance, navigation, and control.
Cutting-edge inter-disciplinary research will provide the necessary bridge to realise high levels of autonomy for ships and ocean structures, unmanned vehicles, and marine operations and to address the challenges associated with greener and safer maritime transport, monitoring and surveillance of the coast and oceans, offshore renewable energy, and oil and gas exploration and production in deep waters and Arctic waters.
Live Blog from the Oden Icebreaker
Photo (NTNU): Picture from 21 August.
Local time: 12.33 UTC+1
Position: 78° 13.96'N 015° 37.51'E
Speed: 0.3 knots
Water depth: 203 m
Wind speed: 5.6 m/s
Air temperature: 3.91°C
Feels like (wind chill): 0.02°C
Sea temperature: 5.1°C
The expedition is coming to an end and we have reached Longyearbyen. It was a rough transit from the ice edge, with 4-5 meters waves and 30 m/s wind. We are now packing down our equipment, and are getting ready for our flight back home tomorrow. I have learnt a lot during the expedition, and I hope that I can join another one in the future. - Jon Bjørnø (SAMCoT/IMT)
Involved PhD candidates from NTNU: Hans-Martin Heyn (AMOS/SAMCoT/IMT), Jon Bjørnø (SAMCoT/IMT) and Runa Skarbø (CIRFA/BAT)