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Department of Marine Technology Norwegian University of Science and Technology 7491 Trondheim Norway

Harald Ellingsen

Head of Department

Background and activities

Harald Ellingsen has been the Head of the Department of Marine Technology since August 1, 2009. He is a professor in Fisheries and Aquaculture.

Main fields of competence         

  • Development of energy efficient and environmental friendly fishing gear, fishing vessels and fleet structures.
  • Development of tools and strategies for environmental analyses of sea food chains including carbon footprint analyses.


  • Senior Researcher. Manager for several research programs and projects. SINTEF Fisheries and Aquaculture (1999-2005)
  • Senior Researcher, Section Head Hydrodynamic Research. MARINTEK, Trondheim (1993-1999)
  • Marketing Manager (offshore design consulting company). Industrikonsult Trondheim AS (1992-1993)
  • Manager (ship/offshore consulting company). Trondheim Engineering AS (1990-1992)
  • Involved in various offshore development projects. Aker Engineering Oslo (1983-1990) (1985/86; engaged by the Norwegian Shipowners Association, Oslo)

For more information, see Harald Ellingsen’s CV to the left under contact information.

Scientific, academic and artistic work

A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database

Journal publications


  • Thorvaldsen, Trine; Ellingsen, Harald. (2008) Modernization of fisheries technology to cope with challenges and profitability. 2008. ISBN 978-82-997380-1-9.

Part of book/report

  • Jafarzadeh, Sepideh; Pedersen, Eilif; Notti, Emilio; Sala, Antonello; Ellingsen, Harald. (2014) A Bond Graph Approach to Improve the Energy Efficiency of Ships. ASME 2014 33rd International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering- Volume 8B: Ocean Engineering.
  • Shainee, Mohamed; DeCew, J; Leira, Bernt Johan; Ellingsen, Harald; Fredheim, Arne. (2013) Self-Submersible SPM Cage Simulation in Regular Waves With Oblique Currents. ASME 2013 32nd International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering.
  • Shainee, Mohamed; Leira, Bernt Johan; Ellingsen, Harald; Fredheim, Arne. (2012) An Optimum design concept for offshore cage culture. 2012 Proceedings of the ASME 31st International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering (OMAE2012): Volume 7.


  • Olaussen, Jon Olaf; Utne, Ingrid Bouwer; Ellingsen, Harald; Aanondsen, Svein Aanond. (2008) Forprosjekt - Miljøregnskap for fiskeri- og havbruksnæringen i Norge. 2008. ISBN 978-82-14-04340-2.