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, it will 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 6 areas of attention:

Contact us:
Ingrid Schjølberg ( - Director
Alexandra Neyts ( - Coordinator




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"NTNU Bridgehead Frøya" presented to the Minister of Fisheries

On 17 November, the Norwegian Minister of Fisheries, Elisabeth Aspaker, visited the secondary school of Frøya. Alexandra Neyts presented the scope and results of the NTNU Bridgehead Frøya initiative, which is based upon an agreement between the school and NTNU Oceans. The programme stimulates the collaboration between students, researchers, pupils and industry stakeholders in the field of aquaculture (follow us on facebook - NTNU Brohode Frøya).