News and events at the Department of Marine Technology (IMT) in 2017

Summer school for japanese students sponsored by the Nippon Foundation

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Summer school for japanese students sponsored by the Nippon Foundation

Group photo

IMT is giving a four-week summer school in Ocean Engineering for 13 japanese students and engineers. The school is a part of an initiative by Nippon Foundation to strengthen the competence in ocean engineering in Japan. The summer school is organized by prof. Torgeir Moan, and many of the staff of the department are contributing with lectures and instruction. The students are offered a varied program, with lectures, exercises, laboratory, field trip with R/V Gunnerus, and a trip to NTNU Ålesund with Hurtigruten. The school is intended to be the first in a series of summer schools in cooperation with Nippon Foundation. The picture shows the students and some of the teachers in front of the Marine Technology Centre.

IMT and Sintef Ocean helped organize OMAE 2017

IMT and Sintef Ocean helped organize OMAE 2017

The 36th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore & Arctic Engineering (OMAE 2017) took place 25-30 June 2017 at the Clarion Congress hotel in Trondheim, Norway.

The department of marine technology (IMT) and Sintef Ocean contributed to the organisation of the conference in the local organizing committee and with volunteer work.

Almost 1100 researchers and industry representatives participated.

Find out more on the conference series' website

NTNU-FFI-seminar

8 June 2017 at 9:00-15:00
Auditorium T1, Marine Technology Centre

NTNU-FFI-seminar

8 June 2017 at 9:00-15:00
Auditorium T1, Marine Technology Centre

NTNU and the Norwegian Defence Research Establishment (FFI) hold a seminar where researchers both from NTNU as well as from the Norwegian Defence Research Establishment (FFI) give many interesting presentations.

Agenda

08.55

Welcome

Kristin Y. Pettersen and Martin Ludvigsen (NTNU)

09.00

Autonomous passenger ferries – a new solution for smart city transportation

Egil Eide (NTNU)

09.15

Robotic vision - applications and projects

Annette Stahl (NTNU)

09.30

Use of enabling technology for marine science applications

Geir Johnsen (NTNU)

09.45

Target tracking: foundations in point process theory and applications in maritime collision avoidance

Edmund Brekke (NTNU)

10.00

Finding historical wrecks in deep waters - examples from Skagerrak

Øyvind Ødegård (NTNU)

10.15

ROV-based photogrammetry for marine benthic mapping

Stein Melvær Nornes (NTNU)

10.30

Break

10.45

AUV applications with increased autonomy

Martin Ludvigsen (NTNU)

11.00

An intelligent icing protection solution for unmanned aircraft

Kim Lynge Sørensen (NTNU)

11.15

Risk management and risk control of autonomous marine systems and operations

Ingrid Utne (NTNU)

11.30

Distributed autonomy

Sondre Engebråten (FFI)

11.45

Automated decision-making

Rikke Amilde Løvlid (FFI)

12.00

Lunch

13.00

Dynamic route planning

Solveig Bruvoll (FFI)

13.15

Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGV)

Kim Mathiassen (FFI)

13.30

Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUV)

Torstein Olsmo Sæbø (FFI)

13.45

Unmanned Surface Vehicles (USV)

Jarle Sandrib (FFI)

14.00

Break

14.15

Scene analysis

Martin Vonheim Larsen (FFI)

14.30

Collision avoidance

Martin Syre Wiig (FFI/NTNU)

14.45

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV)

Morten Hansbø (FFI)

Commentary by Prof. Per Olaf Brett on autonomous ships

Read the article in Computerworld (requires subscription): " Dårlig timing for autonome skip " (16 May 2017)

Commentary by Prof. Per Olaf Brett on autonomous ships

Read the article in Computerworld (requires subscription): "Dårlig timing for autonome skip" (16 May 2017)

Prof. Asgeir J. Sørensen is this year's best lecturerer at IMT

Prof. Asgeir J. Sørensen is this year's best lecturerer at IMT

Read the commentary by the students: "Årets foreleser" (11 May 2017)

The Dynamic Position Lab – demonstrating the theory behind automatic positioning at sea

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The Dynamic Position Lab – demonstrating the theory behind automatic positioning at sea

– Blog by Prof. Roger Skjetne
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Read Professor Skjetne's blog on NTNU TechZone: "The Dynamic Position Lab – demonstrating the theory behind automatic positioning at sea" (31 March 2017)

Pupils flock to the Ocean Space Race 2017

Pupils flock to the Ocean Space Race 2017

Over 400 pupils participated in the Ocean Space Race 2017 on 10 March, which is the largest recruiting event of the Department of Marine Technology.

The competition is part of the high school course “Technology and Research” . The pupils competed in three different groups: The Young Ship Designer, Wind Turbines and Open Class. They also participated in guided tours and lectures at campus Gløshaugen and the Marine Technology Centre.

The pupils showed a high level of interest in technology and delivered impressive models and design reports.

The goal of the event is to recruit pupils to technology studies and marine technology, and we hope to see many of them again as students in a couple of years.

Visit the event's website

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Pedro de la Torre, together with other crew members, gives a talk about the Kon-Tiki2 expedition

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Pedro de la Torre, together with other crew members, gives a talk about the Kon-Tiki2 expedition

– NTNU evening on 21 March 2017 at Dokkhuset in Trondheim
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Students get hands-on experience on aquaculture excursion

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Students get hands-on experience on aquaculture excursion

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Thirty-three students got the possibility to learn about aquaculture on a very efficient excursion to Hitra.

They visited both a hatchery plant and a marine fish farm from Lerøy by three fast RIB boats. The students had fun travelling with more than 50 knots between Sandstad on Hitra, Belsvika and Ringholmen.

The hatchery plant is one of the world’s most advanced ones with an efficient water recirculation system. The fish farm operators demonstrated how a modern fish farm is controlled and stressed the increased focus on problems like salmon lice and other environmental issues.

IMT arranged the excursion together with the Coastal Museum of South-Trøndelag. Industry representatives from Lerøy assisted. The excursion was organized in connection with the Expert in Team-courses Aquaculture, Aquaculture in Marine Biology and Marine Systems Design.

AUR-lab contributes to TV program "Newton"

Copyright: NRK

AUR-lab contributes to TV program "Newton"

Copyright: NRK
Watch the program: "Selvstyrenede undervannsrobot" (3 February 2017)

IMT signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Nippon Foundation

IMT signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Nippon Foundation

On 24 January 2017 at the Hotel New Otani in Tokyo, IMT signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Nippon Foundation.

The signing was held in conjunction of the Norwegian Minister of Trade and Industry Monica Mæland’s visit to Japan.

Media coverage:

4-traders.com: "Nippon Foundation : 2017.01.25 Maritime Development MoU Signed with NTNU" (6 February 2017)

NTNU Ocean Week 2017

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3-5 May 2017 in Trondheim

NTNU Ocean Week 2017

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Øivind Kåre Kjerstad interviewed about his Arctic maritime research

Photo: SAMCoT

Øivind Kåre Kjerstad interviewed about his Arctic maritime research

Photo: SAMCoT
Read the article on Gemini.no: "Lager systemer som forstår Arktis" (1 February 2017)

100 pupils visit the Marine Technology Centre

On 16 January, 100 pupils visited the Marine Technology Centre in connection with the project "Ringer i vann" which has its national final for pupils from senior high schools from all around...

100 pupils visit the Marine Technology Centre

On 16 January, 100 pupils visited the Marine Technology Centre in connection with the project "Ringer i vann" which has its national final for pupils from senior high schools from all around Norway at the Centre. The pupils who attended were those who won their regional final.