Strategic Thematic Area 2014–2023

NTNU Ocean Science and Technology

— "Knowledge for a sustainable ocean space"

Illustration Ocean science and technology.

The strategic area is an access point to NTNUs expertise in the field of  ocean science and technology.  The centre will coordinate and initiate new multidisciplinary activities within research, education and innovation.  Moreover,  contribute to increase the knowledge base in the maritime, oil and gas and aquaculture industry.

A major activity is to identify and develop 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.

NTNU Ocean Science and Technology has chosen 6 areas of attention:


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ROV discovers war material on sea bottom

ROV discovers war material on sea bottom

The national TV channel NRK joined the NTNU research vessel Gunnerus for a cruise to the deepest part of the Trondheimsfjord. Through the use of an ROV large amounts of war material was found, which had been dumped into the sea after the second world war.  As there is concern about possible contamination through leaks from these bombs and torpedo's, samples were taken for further analysis.

The news item can be seen on this web site (in Norwegian).