About IMT

The Department of Marine Technology (IMT) at NTNU educates and conducts research about methods and techniques which facilitate the assessment and development of technical and operational solutions for Norway's biggest export industries: oil and gas extraction at sea, ship technology with corresponding equipment industry, fisheries technology and aquaculture technology.

The research and education at IMT emphasize the development of environmentally friendly and energy-efficient solutions within these areas.

Prioritized research areas:

  • Oceanography
  • Wave-induced motions and strongly nonlinear loads
  • Structural load effects
  • Abnormal loads and accidental load effects
  • Slender marine structures
  • Ship operations
  • Propellers and propulsion
  • Renewable energy propulsion
  • Marine operations
  • Aquaculture facilities
  • Very large floating structures
  • Deep-sea mineral mining
  • Wind, current, and wave energy production
  • Structural design
  • Underwater robotics
  • Ocean science
  • Risk and safety management of marine systems
  • Multi-level design of complex marine systems
  • Design and verification of complex energy systems
  • Sustainable development of shipping in Arctic waters

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Photo: Some of the staff of the Department of Marine Technology, NTNU.

Staff per November 2016:

29 professors and associate professors
16 adjunct associate professors
27 researchers, postdocs and assistant professors
9 professors emeritus
ca. 120 PhD candidates
11 administrative staff
18 technical staff
5 apprentice

Budget for 2015:

135.1 MNOK

Graduated in 2015:

16 PhD graduates
127 graduated master students