Harald Ellingsen

Head of Department Department of Marine Technology

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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; Paltrinieri, Nicola; Ellingsen, Harald. (2015) Decision-making support for the design of LNG-propelled fishing vessels. Proceedings of the 12th International Marine Design Conference (IMDC 2015)- Volume 3.
  • Jafarzadeh, Sepideh; Pedersen, Eilif; Notti, Emilio; Sala, Antonello; Ellingsen, Harald. (2014) A Bond Graph Approach to Improve the Energy Efficiency of Ships. 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.