Sustainable Arctic Marine and Coastal Technology (SAMCoT)
A Centre for Research-based Innovation (CRI)
The Arctic is cold, dark for half of the year, and poses challenges not commonly found in other development areas. These factors demand innovative approaches, in part because companies cannot operate in conventional ways in Arctic areas. SAMCoT´s industry partners say they benefit from their cooperation and exchange with the centre because it boosts company R&D and innovation - which in turn enables safe operations in the Arctic, with minimum environmental impact.
SAMCoT is committed to build new capacity in the next generation of Arctic experts, and in doing so trains the next generation of industry thinkers. The CRI scheme enhances the capability of the business sector to innovate by focusing on long-term research based on forging close alliances between research-intensive enterprises and prominent research groups. SAMCoT started its activities on the 1st of April 2011 and is expected to operate until 2019.