Postal address

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

Ingrid Bouwer Utne


Background and activities

Areas of competence and interests

System safety engineering (systems engineering), risk assessement, and maintenance management of marine systems.


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I am responsible for a study specialization on marine operation and maintenance engineering in the 5-year master program in Marine Technology.  The specialization covers important activities needed to ensure a well-functioning, safe and environmental friendly system. The focus is on marine systems, such as ships, offshore installations, marine renewable energy production systems, fisheries and aquaculture.

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Curriculum Vitae

My   CV.



Risk and interdependencies in critical infrastructures. A guide for analysis.


A guideline for practitioners and a textbook for students. Springer Series in Reliability Engineering, 2012.


Editors: Per Hokstad, Ingrid Bouwer Utne, and Jørn Vatn.



Risikoanalyse. Teori og metoder (Risk analysis. Theory and methods, in Norwegian).

Publisher Tapir Akademisk Forlag/Akademika, 2009.

The book provides a thorough introduction to risk analysis and the most commonly used methods in such analyses. The book is written by Marvin Rausand and Ingrid Bouwer Utne.

The book supports practical risk analyses and may be used as curriculum for courses at bachelor level. The book´s web page.

Graduated PhD-students


Lijuan Dai: Safe and efficient operation and maintenance of offshore wind farms

Main supervisor: Ingrid Bouwer Utne, co-supervisor: Marvin Rausand (NTNU)


Pedro Ramirez: Aging management and life extension of technical systems. Concepts and methods applied to oil and gas facilities

Main supervisor: Ingrid Bouwer Utne, co-supervisor: Tom Anders Thorstensen

Current PhD-students

Martin Hassel

  • Preliminary title: Safety and reliability of marine systems in arctic operation
  • Main supervisor: Ingrid Bouwer Utne
  • Co-supervisor: Jan Erik Vinnem (NTNU) 

Siri Holen

  • Preliminary title: Operational safety in offshore fish farming
  • Main supervisor: Ingrid Bouwer Utne
  • Co-supervisors: Bjørn Egil Asbjørnslett (NTNU) and Arne Fredheim (SINTEF)

Sepideh Jafarzadeh

  • Preliminary title: Energy-efficiency in the fishing fleet
  • Main supervisor: Harald Ellingsen
  • Co-supervisor: Ingrid Bouwer Utne

Juned Akhtar

  • Preliminary title: Human fatigue in maritime operations - risk and safety controls
  • Main supervisor: Ingrid Bouwer Utne
  • Co-supervisor: Ross Phillips (TØI)

Edgar McGuinness

  • Preliminary title: Safety assessment of the fishing fleet
  • Main supervisor: Ingrid Bouwer Utne
  • Co-supervisor: Bjørn Egil Asbjørnslett (NTNU)

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