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Ocean technologies of the future - new article

The next chapter in Norwegian history is about conquering the oceans! 70 percent of the earth is covered with water, and this is where much of the future innovations and business developments...

Ocean technologies of the future - new article

The next chapter in Norwegian history is about conquering the oceans! 70 percent of the earth is covered with water, and this is where much of the future innovations and business developments will take place. NTNU is fully prepared to explore the depths of the ocean with new knowledge and technology, through e.g. the development of new underwater robot and sensor systems used to better understand and explore the ocean.

Read the article here (in Norwegian)

Text mining in Marine Science

Ocean-Certain is an EU FP7 research project investigating the impact of climatic and non-climatic stressors on the food web and the connected biological pump. As part of this project, researchers...

Ocean-Certain is an EU FP7 research project investigating the impact of climatic and non-climatic stressors on the food web and the connected biological pump. As part of this project, researchers from NTNU have managed to apply text mining in marine science by using Artificial Intelligence and Computational Linguistics.

Read the Ocean-Certain brochure on "Fishing for Knowledge in an Ocean of Text" and find out more!

See also oceancertain.eu

New H2020 project "Blue Nodules"

NTNU has been granted a new project under the H2020 programme: Blue Nodules. The project will address the challenge of creating a viable and sustainable value chain to retrieve polymetallic...

New H2020 project "Blue Nodules"

NTNU has been granted a new project under the H2020 programme: Blue Nodules. The project will address the challenge of creating a viable and sustainable value chain to retrieve polymetallic nodules from the ocean floor. It will develop and test new highly-automated and sustainable technologies for deep-sea mining with minimal environmental pressures. Blue Nodules consists of a consortium of 14 partners, is coordinated by IHC Mining and will run for 4 years starting from February 2016.

Blue Nodules web site

Gold rush in the deep sea

There is an increasing demand for nickel, copper, cobalt and other metals. Without them, there would be no smartphones, notebooks, LED lights, or electric motors. As  mines on land...

There is an increasing demand for nickel, copper, cobalt and other metals. Without them, there would be no smartphones, notebooks, LED lights, or electric motors. As mines on land can no longer satisfy those needs, manganese nodules on the ocean floor could ensure the necessary resources. First of all, it is important to understand the impact of mineral mining on the deep sea ecosystems. NTNU is one of the European partners leading the way.

"Gold rush in the deep sea" was broadcasted on German television (ZDF)

Meet the Night Creatures of the Warming Arctic

A team of NTNU marine ecologists and specialists on underwater robotics are undertaking a polar night cruise on Spitsbergen, in collaboration with the University of Tromsø and...

A team of NTNU marine ecologists and specialists on underwater robotics are undertaking a polar night cruise on Spitsbergen, in collaboration with the University of Tromsø and partners. Journalists from Audubon Magazine have joined the cruise and wrote an article about the special experiences when working in the polar night and about the preliminary findings of the field experiments. Contact: Prof. Geir Johnsen. 

Ocean energy device from NTNU leads to success

The Swedish wave energy company CorPower Ocean has successfully completed a €6.5m funding round for the further development and testing of its novel wave energy converters. The...

The Swedish wave energy company CorPower Ocean has successfully completed a €6.5m funding round for the further development and testing of its novel wave energy converters. The WaveSpring device, developed by NTNU PhD student Jørgen Hals, is at the core of the success of CorPower Ocean.

Read more about it in the Maritime Journal, the Energy Harvesting Journal, or have a look on YouTube.

NTNU as a strong driver in the Mid-Norwegian region

NTNU as a strong driver in the Mid-Norwegian region A merging process of regions in Mid-Norway is under consideration. The county mayor Tore Sandvik stresses the importance of...

NTNU as a strong driver in the Mid-Norwegian region

A merging process of regions in Mid-Norway is under consideration. The county mayor Tore Sandvik stresses the importance of NTNU and of the coastal regions as inspirators for a strong and innovative region.
See live stream of the county mayor's speech.

New national research projects at NTNU

NTNU was awarded the following new projects by the Research Council of Norway: From global ideals to local realities - the foundations of sustainability (Aquaculture) Reducing risk in...

New national research projects at NTNU

NTNU was awarded the following new projects by the Research Council of Norway:

  • From global ideals to local realities - the foundations of sustainability (Aquaculture)
  • Reducing risk in aquaculture – improving operational efficiency, safety and sustainability 
  • Integrated operations in aquaculture
  • Political Regulation of Natural Resources 1870- 2010, Global Experiences
  • European integration and the quest for access to external natural resources, 1945-2015
  • Casimir effect and van der Waals forces in multilayer systems
  • Multi-stage Global Sensor Fusion for Navigation using Nonlinear Observers and eXogeneous Kalman Filter 
  • Turbulence-plankton interactions. A mechanistic approach
  • Towards Design of Super-Low Ice Adhesion Surfaces
  • Water waves interacting with arbitrary shear currents in 3 dimensions
  • Integrated approach to the Design and Control of Offshore HVDC Networks

Launch of a pilot programme for sustainable aquaculture

The main objective of this pilot research programme is to establish an interdisciplinary research centre in aquaculture-environmental interactions that will join forces in NTNU from...

The main objective of this pilot research programme is to establish an interdisciplinary research centre in aquaculture-environmental interactions that will join forces in NTNU from different high level research groups. See article in "Aftenposten" (in Norwegian).

The following projects will build the necessary knowledge:

  • Managing water column effects of aquaculture
  • Adaptation of methods for managing seafloor effects of aquaculture
  • 3D numerical modelling to assess and predict spreading of wastes and organisms­
  • Infection and spread of sea lice sea based aquaculture
  • IMTA-Integrated multi-trophic aquaculture
  • Land-based production of large smolt 
  • Life cycle impacts of aquaculture 
  • Management and Governance
  • Integrated spatial planning tool for aquaculture 

It is a joint initiative of the strategic research areas NTNU Oceans and NTNU Sustainability.  

Successful Bridgehead conference at Frøya (14 Oct '15)

Successful Bridgehead conference at Frøya (14 Oct '15) NTNU Bridgehead Frøya organised its annual autumn conference with focus on tomorrow's fish feed. Students and researchers...

Successful Bridgehead conference at Frøya (14 Oct '15)

NTNU Bridgehead Frøya organised its annual autumn conference with focus on tomorrow's fish feed. Students and researchers from different disciplines met the aquaculture industry to jointly discuss present challenges and future opportunities. See Brohode Frøya project web site.  

Report on meeting "Mitigation measures of human induced impacts on marine ecosystems"

The workshop on “Mitigation measures of human induced impacts on marine ecosystems” was organized in the framework of the Centre for Biodiversity Dynamics (CBD) by Olivia...
The workshop on “Mitigation measures of human induced impacts on marine ecosystems” was organized in the framework of the Centre for Biodiversity Dynamics (CBD) by Olivia Langhamer and Petra Rodewald (NTNU, Dept. of Biology). The workshop report is now available at its web site.

Testing of Kontiki at NTNU (15/09/15)

As preperation for the  Kontiki 2 expedition , models of new rafts were tested at the NTNU laboratories. Since it is not known exactly how the original rafts where shaped,...
As preperation for the Kontiki 2 expedition, models of new rafts were tested at the NTNU laboratories. Since it is not known exactly how the original rafts where shaped, and since the raft used by Thor Heyerdahl on his famous Kontiki expedition didn’t perform too well as a sailing craft, various design options were worked out by Higraff and his team in cooperation with ass. Prof. Håvard Holm and prof. Sverre Steen. NTNU is also cooperating with Kontiki 2 to equip the rafts with the latest in sensor technology and navigational instrumentation, and to collect large amounts of oceanographic data during the voyage in November.

Oceans workshop in Brussels (23/09/15)

NTNU Oceans held, in collaboration with the University in Bergen, a workshop on OCEAN SCIENCE and TECHNOLOGY, at the occasion of the opening of NTNUs office in Brussels....

NTNU Oceans held, in collaboration with the University in Bergen, a workshop on OCEAN SCIENCE and TECHNOLOGY, at the occasion of the opening of NTNUs office in Brussels. Interesting presentations from researchers, industry and organisations stressed the value of collaboration across sectors, disciplines and stakeholder groups in the marine and maritime area. 

 

International Energy Agency (IEA) meeting (22-23 Mar '16)

Team up for a new task in the IEA Hydrogen Implementing Agreement, dealing with hydrogen in marine applications. Meet experts across the knowledge value chain in...

Team up for a new task in the IEA Hydrogen Implementing Agreement, dealing with hydrogen in marine applications. Meet experts across the knowledge value chain in Brussels, Belgium, on 22-23 March 2016.

On-line registration will open soon!

Programme in progress.

Successful student day at Aqua Nor

Successful student day at Aqua Nor World's largest aquaculture trade show, Aqua Nor, organised its first  student day  ever, in close collaboration with NT N U...

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

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...

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.

NTNU at Aqua Nor 2015

The  Aqua Nor trade show  in Trondheim Spectrum (18-21 August) is one of the worlds largest aquaculture events, attracting 15,000-20,000 visitors from more that 50...

NTNU at Aqua Nor 2015

The Aqua Nor trade show in Trondheim Spectrum (18-21 August) is one of the worlds largest aquaculture events, attracting 15,000-20,000 visitors from more that 50 nations. Exhibitors present current developments in the fields of aquaculture technology, fish feed, fish health, quality assurance, training, funding, fish farmer networks, grading, equipment, storage, processing, packaging, environmental protection and distribution. Come and visit NTNU at booth D-322! A student day is organised on Friday 21 August.

AQUAEXCEL project results

AQUAEXCEL project results The European funded project on Aquaculture infrastructures for excellence in European fish research officially ended in February 2015. The final...

AQUAEXCEL project results

The European funded project on Aquaculture infrastructures for excellence in European fish research officially ended in February 2015. The final AQUAEXCEL Key Achievements booklet is now available, outlining its major activities and results. A new AQUAEXCEL2020 project has been approved for funding, starting in the autumn of 2015.

DP - the jewel in the crown

DP - the jewel in the crown NTNU professors  Stig Kvaal and Per Østby have written the book « The Jewel in the Crown », about the development of Dynamic Positioning...

DP - the jewel in the crown

NTNU professors Stig Kvaal and Per Østby have written the book «The Jewel in the Crown», about the development of Dynamic Positioning Systems (DP). It all started with NTNU (at that time NTH) Prof. Jens Balchen  who established the theoretical basic knowledge. Now, 40 years later, Kongsberg Maritime holds a solid world-leading position within dynamic positioning. In this book, we follow the technology, people and events that made it happen. 

The secret life of sea trout

The secret life of sea trout The NTNU University Museum, Department of Natural History, runs a major research project on the marine behavior, habitat and nutritional...

The secret life of sea trout

The NTNU University Museum, Department of Natural History, runs a major research project on the marine behavior, habitat and nutritional ecology of sea trout. The study was carried out using electronic tracking of individually labeled trout (through acoustic telemetry) and diet analyses.

Watch the video athttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZ4V91jDN5Q&feature=youtu.be

Kick-off for Deep Sea Mining pilot in June

Kick-off for Deep Sea Mining pilot in June Eight PhD students and Post-docs participate in the pilot that will develop more efficient exploration technologies with a minimum...

Kick-off for Deep Sea Mining pilot in June

Eight PhD students and Post-docs participate in the pilot that will develop more efficient exploration technologies with a minimum impact on the marine environment. This truly cross-disciplinary programme involves researchers from six departments at NTNU.

ROV discovers war material on sea bottom

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).

Discovery of rare British war plane in Trondheimsfjord

Prof. Martin Ludvigsen from the Marine Technology Department at NTNU and his team of PhD candidates found a British World War II bomber in the Trondheim fjord! Find videos and articles ...

Prof. Martin Ludvigsen from the Marine Technology Department at NTNU and his team of PhD candidates found a British World War II bomber in the Trondheim fjord!

Find videos and articles about their experience at the national TV!


- MTEC 2014 Conference 27-29 October '14, Trondheim

- MTEC 2014 (International Maritime and Port Technology and Development Conference)

- MTEC 2014 (International Maritime and Port Technology and Development Conference)

The MTEC 2014 (International Maritime and Port Technology and Development Conference) will be held in Trondheim, Norway, on 27 - 29 October 2014. The conference is organized by MARINTEK and NTNU in Norway and co-organized by MPA, NUS, NTU, SMA and NP in Singapore. The Research Council of Norway is supporting the conference.


- Aquaculture industry meets students at Bridgehead conference

- Aquaculture industry meets students at Bridgehead conference

- Aquaculture industry meets students at Bridgehead conference

The Bridgehead conference was held at Frøya 22 and 23 October. During the seminar the innovative cage design of Ocean Farming was presented and new developments were discussed. Then, about 40 enthusiastic students and researchers  from a broad range of disciplines met with representatives from the aquaculture sector for idea mingling and speed dating. Finally, the students paid a visit to a salmon farm and the world's larges fish processing plant.

Several media reported about the event: Hitra-Frøya, NRK Trøndelag, and iLaks.

Participants at the conference


- The Rome declaration

- The Rome declaration

- The Rome declaration

The Rome Declaration was presented at the EurOCEAN 2014 conference, an official event of the Italian EU Presidency. Setting a vision for seas and ocean science to achieve an ecosystem approach to the management of Europe's marine resources as a fundamental requirement for sustainable Blue Growth, the Rome Declaration sets out four high level goals: Valuing the Ocean; Capitalizing on European leadership; Advancing ocean knowledge and; Breaking barriers.


- High expectations towards Brohode conference

- High expectations towards Brohode conference

- High expectations towards Brohode conference

 

On 22 October 2014 more than 160 participants - companies, students, researchers and teachers - with a passion for aquaculture will come together to find smart solutions. A professional seminar and a brainstorming session will provide students, supervisors and business people with the opportunity to bring forward ideas on how the aquaculture industry can take advantage of technologies and processes developed for other sectors. A speed dating session allows industry stakeholders to meet students with different expertise and from different universities and high schools. This will result in student projects dealing with industry-relevant themes of joint interest.

Article about the NTNU Brohodeconference on http://www.ilaks.no/ung-idemyldring-om-havbruk/

 


- Award for best presentation at YOUMARES

- Award for best presentation at YOUMARES

- Award for best presentation at YOUMARES

The YOUMARES 5 convention in Germany attracted more than 100 particpants, guests, speakers, session-chairs from more than 8 nations.

Isabel Richter from NTNU Dept. of Psychology won one of the SPRINGER sponsored awards for best presentation: "Changing oceans - changing seafood consumption" (Session: individual engagement in environmental change).

Congratulations!


- AQUAEXCEL achievements

- AQUAEXCEL achievements

- AQUAEXCEL achievements

AQUAEXCEL (Aquaculture Infrastructures for Excellence in European Fish Research) is an EU FP7 project that aims to integrate key aquaculture research infrastructures across Europe in order to promote their coordinated use and development. Through collaboration with 17 partners and 23 facilities, AQUAEXCEL offers access to top class research infrastructures for both basic and applied research.

The booklet with achievements shows results from the AQUAEXCEL training courses, networking activities, research studies and transnational access projects.  


- NTNU Oceans at Research days

- NTNU Oceans at Research days

- NTNU Oceans at Research days

- NTNU Oceans at Research days

We invited children and families to come and see, touch, feel, explore the wonders of marine life. Many happy faces - and future marine scientists/technologists?!