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

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.