Strategic Thematic Area 2014–2023

Ocean Science and Technology

News Archive

- 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.  


- 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!


- 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/

 


- 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.

Conference web site


- New director for NTNU Oceans

- New director for NTNU Oceans

- New director for NTNU Oceans

Dr. Ingrid Schjølberg was appointed the position of Director of the new strategic area "NTNU Ocean Science and Technology". She is Adjunct Professor at the NTNU Dept. of Marine Technology, with research background in cybernetics, system analysis, mathematical modelling for control, control theory, underwater robotics.

Alexandra Neyts continues being the manager of the strategic area.


- 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?!

  


- Thanking the management team of the former marine strategic area at NTNU

- Thanking the management team of the former marine strategic area at NTNU

- Thanking the management team of the former marine strategic area at NTNU

The management team of the former marine strategic area at NTNU, Prof. Yngvar Olsen (Director), Prof. Harald Ellingsen (Vice-Director) and Alexandra Neyts (Manager) were acknowledged for their achievements by the Director of the new area NTNU Ocean Science and Technology, Prof. Ingrid Schjølberg.


- 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.


- Welcome to the Brohode Conference

- Welcome to the Brohode Conference

- Welcome to the Brohode Conference

22-23 October 2014, Frøya

The program "NTNU Brohode Frøya" invites to a conference for aquaculture industry, students, students and researchers. The conference will deal with the challenges in the aquaculture industry. We find smart solutions for future's aquaculture - together. There will be professional talks, competitive brainstorming, speed dating and an evening dinner. The conference provides a platform for companies and students to find out whether they have common interests, and if they can jointly initiate bachelor or master projects. This will provide the companies with new valuable knowledge and applicable skills. See agenda (in Norwegian).

Register here within 10 October!


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  and at http://www.ntnu.edu/web/imt/news


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).

Start of AQUAEXCEL project

On 1 March, the EU funded project AQUAEXCEL research infrastructure project started. AQUAEXCEL aims to integrate key aquaculture research infrastructures across Europe, in order to promote...
March 2011

On 1 March, the EU funded project AQUAEXCEL research infrastructure project started. AQUAEXCEL aims to integrate key aquaculture research infrastructures across Europe, in order to promote their coordinated use and development. One of its activities is the facilitation of access to state-of-the-art aquaculture research infrastructures by research teams who would otherwise not normally have access to these facilities. Calls for access proposals will be widely published on www.aquaexcel.eu.

Download the newsletter (pdf)

Workshop at the ACE research infrastructure

NTNU and ACE organized jointly a workshop on 11 May. The features of the infrastructure were presented, and opportunities for research and student projects were discussed. In addition, a visit...
May 2011

NTNU and ACE organized jointly a workshop on 11 May. The features of the infrastructure were presented, and opportunities for research and student projects were discussed. In addition, a visit was made to the large-scale sea-based salmon farm at Tristeinen using the new boat Torra.

More information about ACE can be found at www.aceaquaculture.com or by contacting the staff at mail@aceaquaculture.com

Study trip to Faroe Islands

More than 40 representatives from (predominantly Mid-) Norwegian aquaculture research institutes, and producing and supplying industries joined the excursion to Faroe Islands from 22 to 24 May....
May 2011

More than 40 representatives from (predominantly Mid-) Norwegian aquaculture research institutes, and producing and supplying industries joined the excursion to Faroe Islands from 22 to 24 May. Visits to salmon smolt and ongrowing farms provided a thorough insight in on-land recirculation and exposed cage systems respectively. The excursion founded a basis for collaboration possibilities between Faroe aquaculture stakeholders and NTNU. A delegation will visit Trondheim during the AquaNOR fair (16-19 August).

Frøya conference 2011

The community of Frøya organized its annual conference on 27 May, focusing on economical and cultural  development of small coastal communities. Yngvar Olsen held a presentation on the...
May 2011

The community of Frøya organized its annual conference on 27 May, focusing on economical and cultural  development of small coastal communities. Yngvar Olsen held a presentation on the optimization of sea based aquaculture with respect to environmental impact and carrying capacity of the ecosystem.

MaRIT-consortium invitation

Join the MaRIT-consortium,  a new dedicated multidisciplinary research and development network. Participation will help you (1) to expand your research activities and collaboration...
January 2011

Join the MaRIT-consortium,  a new dedicated multidisciplinary research and development network. Participation will help you (1) to expand your research activities and collaboration network; (2) improve your ability to impact grant proposals.  More information (pdf).

A main agenda is to make the infrastructure of individual partner's easily accessible for consortium partners, forming an integrated infrastructure for research and higher education in the Trondheimsfjord region. All core partners may include components of their research in the integrated facility.

Contact:

Kasper Hancke 
Alexandra Neyts

- Underwater archaeology

- Underwater archaeology Archaeologists and marine technologists from NTNU work together to detect wrecks of historical value in the trondheimsfjord. See the movie shown on Norwegian...

- Underwater archaeology

Archaeologists and marine technologists from NTNU work together to detect wrecks of historical value in the trondheimsfjord. See the movie shown on Norwegian TV.


- Echoes from the deep

- Echoes from the deep The research vessel Gunnerus was used to test new underwater acoustic monitoring equipment under the European CLAM project. See the movie on "Euronews"  . ...

- Echoes from the deep

The research vessel Gunnerus was used to test new underwater acoustic monitoring equipment under the European CLAM project. See the movie on "Euronews" .


- NTNU Ocean Science and Technology

- NTNU Ocean Science and Technology The NTNU board has approved the establishment of a new marine strategic research area. It will start from January 2014. Its vision is "Knowledge for a...

- NTNU Ocean Science and Technology

The NTNU board has approved the establishment of a new marine strategic research area. It will start from January 2014. Its vision is "Knowledge for a sustainable use of the ocean space", with focus on cross disciplinarity , international collaboration, interaction with industry and authorities. Six thematic focus areas have been selected:

  • Green shipping
  • Into the deep sea
  • Oil and gas from the North
  • Sustainable seafood
  • Sea-based renewable
  • Marine environment and society

- MoU between Jeollanam-do province (Korea) and NTNU Marine

- MoU between Jeollanam-do province (Korea) and NTNU Marine

08.08.2013

- MoU between Jeollanam-do province (Korea) and NTNU Marine

On 7 August, a collaboration agreement was signed by the governor of the Jeollanam-do province and the Dean of the NTNU Faculty of Engineering Science and Technology. The province is the most important site for the production of seaweeds and other aquaculture products and is therefore a highly relevant partner in the field of sustainable seafood production. 

MoU between Jeollanam-do province (Korea) and NTNU Marine


- AMOS Centre of excellence at NTNU

AMOS Centre of excellence at NTNU

14.08.2013

AMOS Centre of excellence at NTNU


- NTNU Marine at Norwegian Science Week

- NTNU Marine at Norwegian Science Week

19.09.2013

- NTNU Marine at Norwegian Science Week

Marine researchers from NTNU are present at different arrangements:


- “NTNU Brohode Frøya” conference

- "NTNU Brohode Frøya" conference

- "NTNU Brohode Frøya" conference

Industry stakeholders, researchers and students were gathered at the bi-annual aquaculture conference. Thematic focus this year was on salmon aquaculture in exposed areas. Scientists from NTNU, SINTEF and the Norwegian School of Veterinary Science presented the outcome of their research to the sector. NTNU students speed dated company representatives to find projects of common interest and visited a production site. Follow NTNU Brohode Frøya on Facebook and see a video of the activities on YouTube!


- The aquaculture industry creates a new Professor position at NTNU

- The aquaculture industry creates a new Professor position at NTNU

- The aquaculture industry creates a new Professor position at NTNU

The aquaculture industry creates a new Professor position at NTNUTogether with PhD and Master students with biological and technological expertise,  the professor will initiate research to increase the knowledge about environmental issues connected to sea-based salmon aquaculture. Funding was provided by the Norwegian Seafood Federation (FHL) in Mid-Norway, together with  aquaculture related companies. Click here for more information (in Norwegian).


- Invitation to aquaculture training course in Trondheim

- Invitation to aquaculture training course in Trondheim

- Invitation to aquaculture training course in Trondheim

Through the EC FP7 funded project AQUAEXCEL a pioneering technical Training Course is organized on "Efficient Utilisation of New Monitoring and Control Systems in Fish Experiments". It will be held at NTNU, in collaboration with SINTEF and Wageningen University, from 19 to 22 May 2014. A full day excursion to an exposed sea-cage salmon farming site and to the aquaculture region of Frøya is also included.

This is a unique chance for researchers and technicians in this field as course attendance is free. Participants are expected to pay their own travel, subsistence and accommodation.

For more information and registration, see http://www.aquaexcel.eu/training_courses


- 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


NTNU joins MarineKIC Initiative

Through joining the initiative, NTNU supports the effort to create a Marine Knowledge and Innovation Community (KIC). Its aim is the promotion of competitiveness of Europe's RTD-based maritime...

Through joining the initiative, NTNU supports the effort to create a Marine Knowledge and Innovation Community (KIC). Its aim is the promotion of competitiveness of Europe's RTD-based maritime economy through the European Institute of Technology (EIT).
See: www.marinekic-initiative.eu
 

Official opening of the underwater laboratory at NTNU

The Applied Underwater Robotics Laboratory (AUR-Lab) was officially opened by the Norwegian Minister of Trade and Industry, Trond Giske (AP) on 23 August, on board of the research vessel...

Official opening of the underwater laboratory at NTNU

The Applied Underwater Robotics Laboratory (AUR-Lab) was officially opened by the Norwegian Minister of Trade and Industry, Trond Giske (AP) on 23 August, on board of the research vessel Gunnerus and at NTNU Sealab. Through a mutual agreement among the deans of 5 different Faculties the laboratory will be the common work space for marine technologists, cybernetics engineers, biologists and chemists, archaeologists and aquaculture researchers.

The happening was covered by the Norwegian press (NRK).

Trond Giske

EAS Aqua Nor Forum on Up-Scaling Aquaculture Systems

AQUA NOR FORUM 2011 will address one of the critical constraints to the development of aquaculture in Europe – notably access to sites with high water quality to ensure high quality aquaculture...

AQUA NOR FORUM 2011 will address one of the critical constraints to the development of aquaculture in Europe – notably access to sites with high water quality to ensure high quality aquaculture products. The FORUM will be arranged on 17 and 18 August and will take the format of three sessions, each of some 2 hours duration, where presentation of the issues and discussion of the solutions will be the priority. For more information and registration, see http://www.easonline.org/component/content/article/181

- Aquaculture fact sheets

During the international trade fair AquaNOR 2011, NTNU profiled its activities together with SINTEF Fisheries and Aquaculture and MARINTEK. Fact sheets under the categories escapes, salmon...

During the international trade fair AquaNOR 2011, NTNU profiled its activities together with SINTEF Fisheries and Aquaculture and MARINTEK. Fact sheets under the categories escapes, salmon lice, nutrients, biomass control, future production, use of ocean space, efficiency improvement, environment, processing, and international collaboration. (most sheets are in Norwegian)