Germany's president Gauck and Norway's crown prince Haakon are visiting the Marine Technology Centre

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Photo (MARINTEK): The German president Joachim Gauck and his partner are enjoying their visit at the ocean basin of the Marine Technology Centre, together with Norway's crown prince Haakon, the CEO of SINTEF Unni Steinsmo, county mayor Tore O. Sandvik and rector of NTNU Gunnar Bovim. (|13 June 2014)

Germany's president Gauck and Norway's crown prince Haakon are visiting the Marine Technology Centre

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Photo (MARINTEK): The German president Joachim Gauck and his partner are enjoying their visit at the ocean basin of the Marine Technology Centre, together with Norway's crown prince Haakon, the CEO of SINTEF Unni Steinsmo, county mayor Tore O. Sandvik and rector of NTNU Gunnar Bovim. (|13 June 2014)

Germany's president Joachim Gauck, his partner Daniela Schadt and Norway's crown prince Haakon visited the Marine Technology Centre on Friday 13 June 2014.

They talked among others with Master students and employees of the Department of Marine Technology. See pictures of the visit.

There was an article in the paper Adresseavisen on June 14 as well as a radio feature.

Read more in NTNU's press release (in Norwegian) as well as on gemini.no (in Norwegian).


The Department of Marine Technology is celebrating the beginning of summer

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Photo: Staff from the Department of Marine Technology after hiking to the cabin "Estenstadshytta". (17 June 2014)

The Department of Marine Technology is celebrating the beginning of summer

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Photo: Staff from the Department of Marine Technology after hiking to the cabin "Estenstadshytta". (17 June 2014)

To celebrate the beginning of summer, the Department of Marine Technology went on a hiking trip to Estenstadhytta, a cabin in the woods in the Trondheim area.

More than 50 people met at Bekken parking lot and walked up the hills to pass a nice afternoon at the cabin with good food and outdoor and indoor games.

Thanks to the organizing committee for planning a fantastic afternoon in good company!


Ocean Space Race at the Marine Technology Centre

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Photos (Marintek): Pupils competing in the Ocean Space Race at the Marine Technology Centre. (7 March 2014)

Ocean Space Race at the Marine Technology Centre

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Photos (Marintek): Pupils competing in the Ocean Space Race at the Marine Technology Centre. (7 March 2014)

On 7 March 2014, about 450 pupils from 20 schools from all over Norway gathered at the ocean basin of the Marine Technology Centre to participate in the annual shipping technology competition Ocean Space Race.

Read more on MARINTEK's website and check out NRK's coverage of the event (in Norwegian) as well as the article in Teknisk Ukeblad (in Norwegian).


Experiment shows: sometimes older is better!

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Photo (Nancy Bazilchuk, NTNU): The verdict is in after the experiments in the towing tanks of the Marine Technology Centre– the traditional goat boat is better than the younger "møringsbåten"! (18 July 2014)

Experiment shows: sometimes older is better!

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Photo (Nancy Bazilchuk, NTNU): The verdict is in after the experiments in the towing tanks of the Marine Technology Centre– the traditional goat boat is better than the younger "møringsbåten"! (18 July 2014)

Find out why in the article and video on gemini.no (in Norwegian).


Elastic robots on the rise

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Photo (Mathias Klingenberg): This is what one of NTNU's snake robots looks like. This model has got wheels over the whole body in order to freely rotate. (27 July 2014)

Elastic robots on the rise

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Photo (Mathias Klingenberg): This is what one of NTNU's snake robots looks like. This model has got wheels over the whole body in order to freely rotate. (27 July 2014)

Although today's robots are often stronger and faster than humans, they still lack human and animal flexibility.

AMOS key person Prof. Kristin Ytterstad Pettersen has investigated snake robots in collaboration with SINTEF ITK over several years. It is a central topic at AMOS, where an interdisciplinary team with researchers in cybernetics and hydrodynamics assess how the technology can be adapted for applications under water. Among others, Professors A.J. Sørensen, O.M. Faltinsen and Marilena Greco have joined the team.

Read the article (in Norwegian) on Norway's biggest industry website E24.

Read more and see videos about the research of snake robots at NTNU on forskning.no (dated 14 October 2014, in Norwegian).

Read the article "Sending snakes to mars" (dated 31 October 2014) with researchers from the department of engineering cybernetics.


Prof. Torgeir Moan named honorary professor at Aalto University in Finland

Prof. Torgeir Moan has been awarded honorary professorship at Aalto University in Finland. NTNU's research magazine Gemini reports as well as Universitetsavisa (both in Norwegian)....

Prof. Torgeir Moan named honorary professor at Aalto University in Finland

illustrative pictureProf. Torgeir Moan has been awarded honorary professorship at Aalto University in Finland.

NTNU's research magazine Gemini reports as well as Universitetsavisa (both in Norwegian).

In addition, the ceremonial conferment was live-streamed on Aalto University's website on 10 October 2014.

Photo (Tuomas Sauliala, Aalto University): Prof. Torgeir Moan received the diploma and hat from Aalto University for his honorary professorship. (10 October 2014)

10 post-graduates from Iran had their Norwegian residence permits cancelled

Prof. Torgeir Moan shares his experience with the issue on BBC News. Furthermore, the Norwegian newspaper Adresseavisen interviewed the professor on the topic, as well as the environmentalist social network website Care2. (27-31 July 2014)

10 post-graduates from Iran had their Norwegian residence permits cancelled

Prof. Torgeir Moan shares his experience with the issue on BBC News. Furthermore, the Norwegian newspaper Adresseavisen interviewed the professor on the topic, as well as the environmentalist social network website Care2. (27-31 July 2014)

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Photo (Svein I. Meland, Adresseavisen): Prof. Torgeir Moan worries for the recruitment of international research talents if Norway implements a tighter visa policy than other countries. (28 July 2014)


70 Years Anniversary Seminar and Celebration for Prof. Faltinsen and Moan- a success!

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Photo: Speakers and participants listen to the presentations at the 70 Years Anniversary Seminar at the Marine Technology Centre. Front row from the left: Unni Steinsmo (CEO of SINTEF Group), Tore Ulstein (deputy CEO of Ulstein Group), Torbjørn Digernes (former NTNU-rector), Professors Moan and Faltinsen, and Henrik Madsen (CEO of DNV GL). (19-20 May 2014)

70 Years Anniversary Seminar and Celebration for Prof. Faltinsen and Moan- a success!

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Photo: Speakers and participants listen to the presentations at the 70 Years Anniversary Seminar at the Marine Technology Centre. Front row from the left: Unni Steinsmo (CEO of SINTEF Group), Tore Ulstein (deputy CEO of Ulstein Group), Torbjørn Digernes (former NTNU-rector), Professors Moan and Faltinsen, and Henrik Madsen (CEO of DNV GL). (19-20 May 2014)

The 70 Years Anniversary Seminar and Celebration for Professors Faltinsen and Moan on 19-20 May 2014, has been finished successfully.

The Marine Technology Centre was packed with 300 national and international guests and prestigious speakers. Additionally, the seminar was video-streamed; there were 787 views in total.

Have a look at the programme, the presentations given at the conference as well as the pictures taken at the seminar and celebratory dinner.

Teknisk Ukeblad interviewed the two professors for the occasion (in Norwegian).

illustrasjonsbildePhoto: During the 70 years anniversary dinner for Professors Faltinsen and Moan, Prof. Moan (in the middle) and some of his PhD-graduates pose for a picture. (19 May 2014)

illustrasjonsbildePhoto: During the 70 years anniversary dinner for Professors Faltinsen and Moan, Prof. Faltinsen (in the middle) and some of his PhD-graduates pose for a picture. (19 May 2014) 


The Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs visits the Marine Technology Centre

illustrative picturePhoto (Marintek): The Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs John Baird (in the middle) visiting the laboratories of the Marine Technology Centre. (23 August 2014)

The Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs visits the Marine Technology Centre

illustrative picturePhoto (Marintek): The Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs John Baird (in the middle) visiting the laboratories of the Marine Technology Centre. (23 August 2014)

On 23 August, the Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs John Baird visited the Marine Technology Centre. He and his delegation were welcomed by the Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende and his people.

The topic of the meeting was future collaboration between Sør-Trøndelag and Canada within the field of marine technology.

The Canadian delegation listened and talked to leaders from Sintef, Marintek and the Department of Marine Technology at NTNU. Moreover, they were given a round tour of the extensive laboratories of Marintek and NTNU.

Visit from the Vietnamese Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development

A delegation from Vietnam, led by the Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Vu Van Tam, visitied on 20 August the Department of Marine Technology and the Marine Technology...

Visit from the Vietnamese Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development

A delegation from Vietnam, led by the Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Vu Van Tam, visitied on 20 August the Department of Marine Technology and the Marine Technology Centre. A Memorandum of Understanding was signed.

More information on the Voice of Vietnam.

Norway's State Secretary from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs visits the Marine Technology Centre

Norway's State Secretary from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Morten Høglund, visited AMOS and the laboratories of the Marine Technology Centre on 16 September 2014.

Norway's State Secretary from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs visits the Marine Technology Centre

Norway's State Secretary from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Morten Høglund, visited AMOS and the laboratories of the Marine Technology Centre on 16 September 2014.

This visit was part of a one-day visit of NTNU at Gløshaugen and Tyholt.

Representatives from NTNU, AMOS, Marintek and the Department of Marine Technology (NTNU) took part.

Collaboration agreement signed with the University of Tasmania

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Photo: Neil Bose (sitting left), Principal of the Australian Maritime College at the University of Tasmania, and Ingvald Strømmen (sitting right), Dean of the Faculty of Engineering Science and Technology at NTNU, are signing a Memorandum of Understanding between the two universities, with professors of the Department of Marine Technology at NTNU as happy witnesses. Back row from the left: professors Stein Ove Erikstad, Sören Ehlers, Sverre Steen and Harald Ellingsen. (29 August 2014)

Collaboration agreement signed with the University of Tasmania

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Photo: Neil Bose (sitting left), Principal of the Australian Maritime College at the University of Tasmania, and Ingvald Strømmen (sitting right), Dean of the Faculty of Engineering Science and Technology at NTNU, are signing a Memorandum of Understanding between the two universities, with professors of the Department of Marine Technology at NTNU as happy witnesses. Back row from the left: professors Stein Ove Erikstad, Sören Ehlers, Sverre Steen and Harald Ellingsen. (29 August 2014)

On 29 August at the Marine Technology Centre, Ingvald Strømmen, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering Science and Technology at NTNU, and Neil Bose, Principal of the Australian Maritime College at the University of Tasmania, signed the Memorandum of Understanding between the two universities.

The Memorandum of Understanding states that the two parties will seek to promote:

  1. Mobility of graduate and/or undergraduate students
  2. Mobility of faculty and/or staff
  3. Joint research activities and publications
  4. Participation in seminars and academic meetings
  5. Exchange of academic materials and academic publications
  6. Special short-term academic programs

The Department of Marine Technology are looking forward to a mutually beneficial collaboration.

The Department of Marine Technology and Marintek organize MTEC 2014 in Trondheim

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The Department of Marine Technology and Marintek organize MTEC 2014 in Trondheim

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Staff from the Department of Marine Technology and Marintek are organizing the MTEC 2014-conference in Trondheim which will take place 27-29 October 2014. Co-organizers are MPA, NUS, NTU, SMA and NP in Singapore.

Go to the conference webpage.

Brazil's Minister of Fishing and Aquaculture visits the Marine Technology Centre

Brazil's Minister of Fishing and Aquaculture visits the Marine Technology Centre Photo (Marintek): The Brazilian Minister of Fishing and Aquaculture and his delegasjon...

Brazil's Minister of Fishing and Aquaculture visits the Marine Technology Centre

illustrative picturePhoto (Marintek): The Brazilian Minister of Fishing and Aquaculture and his delegasjon visit the Marine Technology Centre and are welcomed by employees of the Department of Marine Technology and Marintek. (20 August 2014)

PhD candidates find rare British bomber in the Trondheim fjord

illustrative pictureProf. Martin Ludvigsen from the Department of Marine Technology led a team of 6 students, among them AMOS PhD candidates Mauro Candeloro, Øyvind Ødegård and Stein M. Nornes, on a field trip in the Trondheim fjord where they found a rare British bomber from World War 2.

Find videos and articles about their experience below (one of them in English).

 

 

 

Picture (NTNU): PhD candidates in marine technology at NTNU found a British bomber from World War 2. (24 October 2014)

PhD candidates find rare British bomber in the Trondheim fjord

illustrative pictureProf. Martin Ludvigsen from the Department of Marine Technology led a team of 6 students, among them AMOS PhD candidates Mauro Candeloro, Øyvind Ødegård and Stein M. Nornes, on a field trip in the Trondheim fjord where they found a rare British bomber from World War 2.

Find videos and articles about their experience below (one of them in English).

 

 

 

Picture (NTNU): PhD candidates in marine technology at NTNU found a British bomber from World War 2. (24 October 2014)

Professors say dynamic risk analyses should be used in the daily operation of oil rigs to avoid future accidents

burning oil rigPhoto (Norwegian Armed Forces/NTB Scanpix): Ships are trying to extinguish the fire on the oil rig Deepwater Horizon in the Mexican Gulf.

Professors say dynamic risk analyses should be used in the daily operation of oil rigs to avoid future accidents

burning oil rigPhoto (Norwegian Armed Forces/NTB Scanpix): Ships are trying to extinguish the fire on the oil rig Deepwater Horizon in the Mexican Gulf.

Professor Ingrid B. Utne, Ingrid Schjølberg and professors Jan Erik Vinnem and Stein Haugen wrote an article about how dynamic risk analyses are essential to avoid future accidents on oil rigs.

Read the article in the Norwegian newspaper Dagens Næringsliv (in Norwegian).

Marine technology students win at "Your Extreme Awards" by Kongsberg Group

illustrative picturePhoto (Kongsberg Group): Kun Xu (middle) and his team winning the "Your Extreme Awards"-student choice award by Kongsberg Group at Scandic Lerkendal. (23 October 2014)

Marine technology students win at "Your Extreme Awards" by Kongsberg Group

illustrative picturePhoto (Kongsberg Group): Kun Xu (middle) and his team winning the "Your Extreme Awards"-student choice award by Kongsberg Group at Scandic Lerkendal. (23 October 2014)

Two Master students from the Department of Marine Technology won with their teams at the "Your Extreme Awards" by Kongsberg Group on 23 October 2014 at Scandic Lerkendal.

They won out of 83 proposals.

The students were given the topic "extreme weather" which depicted a scenario where Trondheim has suffered from extreme weather in 2050.

Knut Gulsvik with his team "Gislefoss Klimax" won the main award of the "Your Extreme Awards". Teknisk Ukeblad reported (in Norwegian).

Kun Xu and his fellow students were awarded the student choice award. Read their proposal entitled "Nyheim - the offshore floating shelter".

Kun Xu is being supervised by Prof. Torgeir Moan and researchers Zhen Gao and Constantine Michailides, all from the Department of Marine Technology. His pre-project thesis is entitled "Mooring System for Semi-submersible Floating Wind Turbine in Shallow Waters".

The ship towing tanks have turned 75!

illustrative picturePhoto (Marintek): The ship towing tanks have turned 75! The employees of the Marine Technology Centre celebrate together with a joint lunch. (1 September 2014)

The ship towing tanks have turned 75!

illustrative picturePhoto (Marintek): The ship towing tanks have turned 75! The employees of the Marine Technology Centre celebrate together with a joint lunch. (1 September 2014)

The ship towing tanks have turned 75 on 1 September 2014, a fact that was celebrated big at the Marine Technology Centre.

On 28 August, an anniversary conference took place at the Telenor-building at Tyholt. There were about 105 participants from industry and academia within marine technology from all over the world- among others from Japan, China, Canada and Australia.

In addition, there was a guided tour for guests in the laboratories and in the museum of the ship modelling tanks at the Marine Technology Centre. The evening program consisted of a concert at the imposing Nidaros cathedral and dinner for invited guests at the Skybar of the Clarion Hotel & Congress.

On 1 September, Marintek offered a simple lunch for all employees at the Marine Technology Centre.

See the illustrative video from MARINTEK in connection with the anniversary.

Read one and another article in Teknisk Ukeblad (in Norwegian).

illustrative picturePhoto (Marintek): Department head Harald Ellingsen (left) and Marintek's managing director Oddvar I. Eide (right) at the anniversary conference. Both are happy about the continuous collaboration between the two institutions in the ship modelling tanks. (28 August 2014)

 

Torbjørn Digernes receives the order of St. Olav

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Photo (NTNU's Communication Division): Prof. Torbjørn Digernes was dubbed knight first class of the Royal Norwegian Order of St. Olav by the King of Norway. (26 August 2014)

Torbjørn Digernes receives the order of St. Olav

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Photo (NTNU's Communication Division): Prof. Torbjørn Digernes was dubbed knight first class of the Royal Norwegian Order of St. Olav by the King of Norway. (26 August 2014)

On 26 August 2014, the King of Norway dubbed NTNU professor Torbjørn Digernes knight first class of the Royal Norwegian Order of St. Olav. County Governor Jørn Krog handed over the decoration at Lerchendal farmyard. Many people from NTNU's marine technology field were present to witness the event.

Digernes has worked as a professor within marine technology at NTNU, has been dean at the faculty of engineering science and technology and rector at NTNU. Now, he is back at the department of marine technology as an adjunct professor.

The Norwegian newspaper Adresseavisen commented on the occasion as well as Møre-Nytt (in Norwegian).

Drones helping fisheries

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Drones helping fisheries

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Read the article in Fiskeribladet Fiskaren with Prof. Asgeir J. Sørensen (in Norwegian).

Chinese PhD graduates establish a foundation to honour two professors of the Dept. of Marine Technology

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Photo (Adresseavisen): Some of the Chinese researchers that established a foundation to honour professors Torgeir Moan and Odd M. Faltinsen. From the left: Chenyu Luan, Ling Wan, Lin Li, Hui Liang, Zhiyu Jiang, Zhen Gao and Naiquan Ye. (12 July 2014)

Chinese PhD graduates establish a foundation to honour two professors of the Dept. of Marine Technology

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Photo (Adresseavisen): Some of the Chinese researchers that established a foundation to honour professors Torgeir Moan and Odd M. Faltinsen. From the left: Chenyu Luan, Ling Wan, Lin Li, Hui Liang, Zhiyu Jiang, Zhen Gao and Naiquan Ye. (12 July 2014)

Chinese PhD graduates establish a foundation to honour their former supervisors and AMOS advisors professors Torgeir Moan and Odd M. Faltinsen on occasion of their 70th birthday.

The newspaper Adresseavisen reports (in Norwegian).