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 today.
Local time: UTC 19.27
Position: 89° 58.29'N 072° 33.46'E
Speed: 0.2 knots
Water depth: 4224 m
Wind speed: 6.3 m/s
Air temperature: -4.78°C
Feels like (wind chill): -11.27°C
Sea temperature: -1.4°C
The plans were changed and we went up to the North Pole! The day were spent on the ice, taking photos, playing games and having a barbecue. Just having a great time at the North Pole. The weather today has been cloudy with some wind. Could had hoped for some sun, but it was ok. Now we are drifting with the ice, waiting to continue the seismic line. Scientist on board are using the time to do coring, CTD and an ice station. The plans for next week is to continue with the ice breaking for LSSL, that will be shooting seismic, and do some dredging.
Involved PhD candidates from NTNU: Hans-Martin Heyn (AMOS/SAMCoT/IMT), Jon Bjørnø (SAMCoT/IMT) and Runa Skarbø (CIRFA/BAT)