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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

Arctic exploration

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.

Research Activities

Pilot Projects

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

National Research Centres

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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Oceans workshop in Brussels (23/9)

NTNU Oceans is organising, in collaboration with the University in Bergen, a workshop on OCEAN SCIENCE and TECHNOLOGY, taking place on Wednesday September 23 2015, from 11 to 17, at the Renaissance Brussels Hotel (Rue du Parnasse 19). See program and registration link. The aim is to exchange experiences and knowledge with European cooperative actions, and to discuss opportunities for research collaboration in ocean science and technology. The Oceans workshop is following the opening ceremony of the Brussels Offices of NTNU, University of Bergen and SINTEF.

Successful student day at Aqua Nor

World's largest aquaculture trade show, Aqua Nor, organised its first student day ever, in close collaboration with NTNU Oceans, the Norwegian Seafood Federation and Sett Sjøbein. About 200 students joined the seminar at Trondheim Spektrum. The following speed dating session allowed an efficient interaction between students and company representatives.

Grant to Bridgehead Frøya 

Sparebanken 1 Midt-Norge and BEWI appointed a grant of 100 000 NOK to Bridgehead Frøya to further stimulate competence building in the aquaculture sector, and to increase the attractiveness of coastal communities for young professionals. This will be achieved through interaction between university professors, as supervisors for students, and industry representatives.


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Director: Professor Ingrid Schjølberg

Coordinator: Alexandra Neyts

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Ocean Week

Next edition of NTNU Ocean Week
9–12 May 2016, Trondheim, Norway

NTNU's strategic research areas

 Health                      Energy

 Oceans                     Sustainability