Strategic research Area 2014–2023

NTNU Ocean Science and Technology

– "Knowledge for a sustainable ocean space"

Illustration Ocean science and technology.

The strategic research area NTNU Oceans is an access point to NTNUs expertise in the field.

NTNU Oceans

  • coordinates and initiates new multidisciplinary activities within research, education and innovation
  • contributes to increase the knowledge base in the maritime, oil and gas and aquaculture industry
  • identifies and develops future knowledge needs in shipping, deep ocean and artic exploration, seafood production, marine resources and energy, marine environment and society through basic research and joint projects with the industry.

Research efforts in natural science, marine engineering, humanities and social sciences are combined to create new multidisciplinary solutions supporting a sustainable production of marine resources, energy and minerals.

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– Trondheim, May 4-7, 2015

Join us for the NTNU OCEAN WEEK - a cross-disciplinary meeting place for researchers and representatives from industry and society in the marine sector.

Highlights from the latest developments in maritime transport, deep ocean research, aquaculture, offshore oil and gas, deep sea mining, arctic exploration and the marine environment and society.

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New marine Centres for Research-based Innovation (SFI) at NTNU

New marine Centres for Research-based Innovation (SFI) at NTNU

The Norwegian Research Council awarded 17 new Centres for Research-based Innovation. Many of them are marine related, with NTNU as host or partner: 

  • Exposed Aquaculture Operations (partner)
  • Centre for Research-based Innovations in Controlled-environment Aquaculture (partner)
  • SFI Smart Maritime - Norwegian Centre for improved energy-efficiency and reduced emissions from the maritime sector (partner)
  • Marine operations Center (partner)
  • Center for innovative ultrasound solutions for health care, maritime, and oil & gas industries (host)
  • Subsea production and processing (host)
  • Center for Offshore Mechatronics (partner)
  • Centre for Integrated Remote Sensing and Forecasting for Arctic Operations (partner)