NTNU's research vessel, R/V Gunnerus, was put into operation in spring 2006. The ship is fitted with a dynamic positioning system and a HiPap 500 unit, optimal for ROV operations and the positioning of any deployed equipment.
NTNU Centre of Fisheries and Aquaculture (SeaLab):
The Centre provides a joint multidisciplinary platform for aquaculture and fisheries research and education. It assembles researchers and students in the field of aquaculture biology and technology, fisheries, processing of marine resources, marine engineering, coastal community development and marine toxicology.
Trondhjem Biological Station (TBS):
The station is located at seaside premises close to Trondheim. It is the centre for marine biological research at NTNU, offering good office and laboratory facilities, including in- and outdoor seawater tanks/basins and a pier.
Marine Technology Centre (MTS):
The diverse experimental laboratories at MTS provide a unique framework for research and education in topics related to hydrodynamics and marine structures. They are jointly used by NTNU and MARINTEK (SINTEF).
Applied Underwater Robotics Laboratory (AUR-Lab):
This new centre, established in 2011, is a collaboration between research groups in cybernetics, regulation techniques, marine biology, marine archaeology, ICT and underwater technology. It will develop new instruments and methods for marine monitoring and management.
Sletvik field station:
The station is located at the shore of the Bay of Hopavaagen, which functions as a natural experimental basin. It is ideal for eco-hydrodynamic and transport studies relevant for marine chemists, biologists, physicists and geologists. The Bay is also well suited for mesocosm experiments and for testing of instruments and monitoring devices.
Minerva is a Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV). It is used for research and education within marine biology, archaeology and engineering. It is used in the Trondheimsfjord and operated from the RV Gunnerus.
These departments, groups and centers contribute to the activities in this focus area:
Aquaculture and Marine Biology
Energy and Process Engineering
Fisheries and Aquaculture Cybernetics
Fisheries and Aquaculture
Hydraulic and Environmental Engineering
Interdisciplinary studies of culture
Marine Civil Engineering
Sociology and Political Science