News and events at the Department of Marine Technology (IMT) in 2017
Commentary by Prof. Per Olaf Brett on autonomous ships
The Dynamic Position Lab – demonstrating the theory behind automatic positioning at sea
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.
- Video and article on Gemini.no: "Kaprer smarte elever gjennom båtrace" (13 March 2017)
- Teknisk Ukeblad: "Kampen om hodene: Færre vil studere marine fag – slik vil de snu trenden" (13 March 2017)
Pedro de la Torre, together with other crew members, gives a talk about the Kon-Tiki2 expedition
Students get hands-on experience on aquaculture excursion
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.
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.
4-traders.com: "Nippon Foundation : 2017.01.25 Maritime Development MoU Signed with NTNU" (6 February 2017)
PhD candidate John M. Godø invents flapping foil
- Teknisk Ukeblad: "Flapping foil - Halefinnebevegelse kan revolusjonere hurtigbåtmarkedet – nå står mulige partnere i kø" (28 March 2017)
- Skipsrevyen: "Fremtidens hurtigbåt har finner" (11 January 2017)
- Teknisk Ukeblad: "Halefinnebevegelse kan revolusjonere hurtigbåtmarkedet" (29 December 2016)
- Gas2: "Dolphin Tail More Efficient Than Propeller For Ships" (29 December 2016)
- Sunnmørsposten: "Bruker hvaler som inspirasjon til nye hurtigbåter" (30 December 2016)
- Ingeniøren: "Norsk opfindelse: Flap med bevægelse som delfinfinne erstatter propel på hurtigbåde" (2 January 2017)