SFI - Centre for Research-based Innovation








NTNU as Host Institution is the ‘Project Owner' and as such is party to the Contract with the Research Council of Norway and will act on behalf of all SAMCoT parties.



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?


  • Kvaerner acknowledges the importance of R&D to overcome the Arctic challenges. SAMCoT is an important vehicle for Kvaerner to unlocking the potential of the high North through Research and Development. - Hilde B. Østlund, Vice President Research & Development - Kvaerner Concrete Solutions

  • "SAMCoT is an excellent and timely indeed opportunity to address the challenging research questions of Arctic Engineering. The new ideas, knowledge and tools to be developed within the Centre will pave the way to the sustainable growth of the Arctic science and technology" - Andrei Metrikine, Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Professor, TU Delft

  • "The results from the SAMCoT project will help building a technology platform for safe and efficient solutions for Arctic developments." - Per Kristian Bruun, Arctic Technology Manager, Deepwater and Arctic Solutions, Aker Solutions

  • "SAMCoT is a forward-looking center, where industry and research institutions come together to tackle the challenges posed by operational activity in the Arctic." - Gina Ytteborg, Team Lead Arctic, and Guido Kuiper, PhD, Offshore Structures Engineer, Shell

  • "GDF SUEZ expect that SAMCoT will provide state of the art technology and methodology for sustainable exploitation of oil and gas resources in the high north." - Tom Steinskog, Leader Technology & Development and Erik Schiager, Advisor Asset Management, GDF SUEZ E&P Norway AS

  • "SAMCoT is a main vehicle for increased knowledge and research on Arctic Technology in the academia worldwide." - Arne Gürtner, Principal Researcher Arctic Technology, Statoil

  • "SAMCoT represents a project/meeting place where SMSC can receive added knowledge about Arctic, Ice and Ice Modelling." - Bård E. Bjørnsen, Manager Projects & Business Development, SMSC

  • "Cooperating with the best scientists and industry partners within this research area, will give our researchers new knowledge, inspiration and prestige in their own special field." - Helen Flå, Assistant Director, UNIS







Ship Modelling & Simulation Centre ASShell Technology Norway AS

Aalto University, School of EngineeringDet Norske Veritas AS

Aker Solutions AS


Kongsberg MaritimeTOTAL E&P NORGE AS

Norwegian Coastal AdministrationMoscow State University

Multiconsult AS


Statoil Petroleum ASUniversitetssenteret på Svalbard

Delft University of Technology

Technical Research Centre of Finland VTTHamburg Ship Model Basin

Stiftelsen SINTEF

Det Norske

Lundin Norway