The Departments of Marine Technology and Engineering Cybernetics at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) together with leading international research partners and Norwegian companies were awarded a Centre of Excellence (CoE) by the  Research Council of Norway in 2013.

Researchers at NTNU AMOS will work between the department disciplines to create a world-leading center for autonomous marine operations and control systems. NTNU AMOS will contribute with fundamental and interdisciplinary knowledge in marine hydrodynamics, ocean constructions and control theory. The research results will be used to develop intelligent ships and ocean structures, autonomous unmanned vehicles (under water, on the surface and in air) and robots for high-precision and safety-critical operations in extreme environments. This is necessary in order to meet challenges related to environmental and climate, safe maritime transport, mapping and surveillance of large ocean and coastal regions, offshore renewable energy, fisheries and aquaculture as well as deep-sea and Arctic oil and gas exploration.

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Facts and figures

Personell in 2016:

6 key scientists (profs.)
11 adjunct/adjunct associate profs.
13 affiliated scientists
2 scientific advisers
5 postdocs/researchers
76 PhD candidates
2 administrative staff
2 technical staff

PhD graduates
9 PhD
s in 2015
22 PhDs in total 2014-2015

Target for 2012-2022:
100 PhD scholarships

Budget (10 years):
700 MNOK