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NTNU Oceans is one of four strategic research areas at NTNU. Our vision is "Knowledge for a sustainable ocean".

Research Areas

Assessing consequences of harvesting plankton for fish feed (iCoast, Ø Leiknes).

Five sector-specific focus areas reflect the activities in the blue economy. One overarching area is concerned with the marine environment and society.

Maritime transport

Into the deep ocean

Polar science and technology

Sustainable seafood and marine bioresources

Marine minerals and renewables

Marine environment, society and sustainability


Research Infrastructure

Sealab histology lab. Photo: E Kjorsvik.

NTNU offers a wide range of specialised facilities for use in marine research and education. These include large marine model basins, experimental test facilities, analytical laboratories, field stations, a research vessel and a state-of-the-art instrumentation park.


Marine and maritime studies at NTNU

- at Bachelor, Master, PhD level

Bridgehead Aquaculture

- student - researcher - industry interaction

NTNU Ocean School of Innovation

Adressing the need for PhD candidates with scientific, technical and entrepreneurial competence. 

Research Activities

Pilot Projects

Multidisciplinary and highly innovative research activities initiated by NTNU Oceans that deal with complex challenges in the ocean environment.

Deep Sea Mining

Aquaculture - Environmental interactions

Havlandet Norge (Coastal Communities)

National Research Centres (SFF/SFI/FME)








Smart Maritime

European and International Projects

NTNU Oceans is involved in a number of research, innovation and coordination actions, in Horizon 2020, FP7 and other programmes.

National and Regional Projects

Marine and maritime activities are corner stones of the Norwegian economy. Main funding sources are The Research Council of Norway, regional funds and the industry itself.

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Director: Professor Ingrid Schjølberg

Coordinator: Alexandra Neyts

Representative at JPI Oceans: Anastasios Lekkas

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Contributing faculties and departments

Ocean Week

2–5 May 2017, Trondheim, Norway

NTNU's strategic research areas

 Health                      Energy

 Oceans                     Sustainability