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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.

In search of the perfect ice


In search of the perfect ice

SAMCoT researchers in search of the perfect ice.

Discovery Channel filming SAMCoT´s Research!


Discovery Channel filming SAMCoT´s Research!

See the news on the visit from Discovery Channel Canada to NTNU to film ice research from SAMCoT at  and

PhDs candidates Martin Storheim, Torodd Nord and Post Doc Ekaterina Kim were interviewed by producer Koula Bouloukos. The filming was done during tests made possible by the collaboration of SAMCoT and SIMLab.

Aslo NTNU´s University Newspaper published a piece related to Discovery Channel´s Activity (in Norwegian)

SAMCoT in the Media

Follow SAMCoT in the Media and see how the visit from Discovery Channel to SAMCoT's Ice crushing test has spread out!

Future tests are currently being discussed and the collaboration between SIMLab and SAMCot is strengthened!

SAMCoT Arctic HSE and Technical Workshops


SAMCoT Arctic HSE and Technical Workshops

In September SAMCoT will host again two workshops for its partners
and other participants interested in Arctic Research.

During the SAMCoT Technical Workshop the Strategic Direction of the
Centre is discussed and reviewed. During 2015 the Centre will undergo
the Midway Evaluation by the Research Council of Norway and this
workshop will help the Centre to be fine tuned for such exercise.

See: SAMCoT Technical Workshop Programme

Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) in the Arctic is a key element for our Centre as it is a crucial item in all our research activities. The knowledge that SAMCoT has acquired on Arctic HSE makes our centre a leading expert. This workshop is intended to share this knowledge and create an internal active discussion forum on Arctic HSE issues related to research activities for the Centre.

See: SAMCoT Arctic HSE Workshop 2014