Strategic Research Area 2014–2023

Ocean Science and Technology

Research infrastructure

NTNU Ocean Science and Technology researchers, students and collaborative organisations have access to a wide range of facilities.

R/V Gunnerus

R/V Gunnerus. Photo.NTNU's research vessel, R/V Gunnerus, was put into operation in spring 2006. The ship is fitted with a dynamic positioning system and a HiPap 500 unit, optimal for ROV operations and the positioning of any deployed equipment.

Marine Technology Centre (MTS)

MTS laboratory. Photo.The diverse experimental laboratories at MTS provide a unique framework for research and education in topics related to hydrodynamics and marine structures. They are jointly used by NTNU and MARINTEK (SINTEF).

NTNU Centre of Fisheries and Aquaculture (SeaLab)

SeaLab. Photo.The Centre provides a joint multidisciplinary platform for aquaculture and fisheries research and education. It assembles researchers and students in the field of aquaculture biology and technology, fisheries, processing of marine resources, marine engineering, coastal community development and marine toxicology.

AquaCulture Engineering (ACE)

Fisheries. Photo.ACE is a large-scale laboratory facility designed to develop and test new aquaculture technologies through conducting practical experiments and tests under optimally controlled and realistic conditions. The main research facility, vessel and equipment are located at Frøya (Mid-Norway).

Applied Underwater Robotics Laboratory (AUR-Lab)

AUR-lab. Photo.This centre, established in 2011, is a collaboration between research groups in cybernetics, regulation techniques, marine biology, marine archaeology, ICT and underwater technology. It develops new instruments and methods for marine monitoring and management through the use of ROVs and AUVs.

Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Laboratory (UAV-Lab)

UAV-lab. Photo.A test facility for hardware and software including inertial navigation systems, global satellite navigation systems and unmanned aerial systems (UAS). The UAVs are operated from Agdenes airfield located 90 km southwest of Trondheim (Google maps).

Trondhjem Biological Station (TBS)

Trondheim Biological Station. Photo.The station is located at seaside premises close to Trondheim. It is the centre for marine biological research at NTNU, offering good office and laboratory facilities, including in- and outdoor seawater tanks/basins and a pier.

Sletvik field station

Sletvik field station. Photo.The station is located at the shore of the Bay of Hopavaagen, which functions as a natural experimental basin. It is ideal for eco-hydrodynamic and transport studies relevant for marine chemists, biologists, physicists and geologists. The Bay is also well suited for mesocosm experiments and for testing of instruments and monitoring devices.