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NewsLetter 3 2014


Successful first SAMCoT Arctic HSE Workshop!

Ida Munkeby - NTNU Director of Organization, welcomed the participants underlying the great work done by SAMCoT in disseminating its unique knowledge on a topic of such importance as HSE and in an area as vulnerable and extreme as it is the Arctic. The SAMCoT event on Arctic HSE and the topic in itself is in line with NTNU vision, "Knowledge for a better world" and a key element of all lab and field activities linked to the different research areas within SAMCoT. Her welcome speech is available here.

SAMCoT HSE Workshop

A panel of experts in Arctic HSE were invited as speakers. Most of the presentations are also available for our SAMCoT Partners at the SAMCoT`s e-room. From left to right in the photo:

  • Stuart Wallace , Arctic Marine Facilities, Shell Trading
  • Fred Skanken Hansen - UNIS Director of HSE & infrastructure
  • Ida Munkeby - NTNU Director of Organization
  • Martin Indreiten - UNIS Coordinator of Logistic Services
  • Rune Gjeldnes - Polar adventurer and Lecturer
  • Ulf Hedman, Senior advisor, Swedish Polar Research Secretariat
  • Sveinung Løset - SAMCoT Centre Director

Rune GjeldnesRune Gjeldnes, an internationally known Polar explorer and ex-Navy Seal and the only person in the world who has crossed both the North Pole and the South Pole, unsupported on ski, shared his unique vision regarding Arctic HSE.  Rune presented to the audience an open-hearted and honest account of his adventures, focusing on planning and the consideration of HSE at all times.

At the workshop it was announced next year`s SAMCoT Arctic HSE Workshop. The idea is to have a more 'hands on' workshop in Spitsbergen, where UNIS, as SAMCoT Partner and a national leading organization on Arctic HSE, will host and organize the activities.

More information regarding the upcoming workshop will be published in the future.


Research Areas

Data Collection and Process Modelling Material Modelling Fixed Structures in Ice
Floating Structures in Ice Ice Management and Design Philosophy Coastal Technology


The SAMCoT Impact

We asked our partners two questions:

  • Why is SAMCoT relevant to your company/organization?
  • How will the results from SAMCoT help your company/organization in the future?

Read the answers here!

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SAMCoT is two-fold with research supporting two innovation areas (IA):
IA 1 – Marine Technology for Arctic Offshore Field Development
IA 2 - Technology for Arctic Coastal Development

Annual Report 2013

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