Keeping Arctic villages, infrastructure from falling into the sea
The Arctic is set to be a 21st century boomtown, as summer sea ice melts away, opening the area to increased trans-Arctic shipping and oil and gas development. A new understanding of Arctic coastal erosion offers clues to how to best protect the docks and other infrastructure this development will bring.
Studying sea ice ridges in the Arctic:
Global warming is upending virtually everything that scientists know about the Arctic ice cap. During the first half of 2015, a multinational team of researchers froze the RV Lance into the Arctic ice to learn more about how this ice has changed. NTNU researchers were among the scientists seeking to learn more about this changing environment.
Read NTNU's journalist Nancy Bazilchuk's article on GEMINI.
Safety on ice:
The video 'Safety on ice' shows you a glance of SAMCoT`s researchers life Up North and some of clues to work safely. Researchers with NTNU’s Sustainable Arctic Marine and Coastal Technology Centre don’t just study health, safety and environment (HSE) issues in their research in the High Arctic – they live HSE first hand. That first-hand experience makes industry safer, and protects the Arctic’s fragile environments.
Do you want to learn more about SAMCoT's work on HSE?
Read NTNU's journalist Nancy Bazilchuk's article on GEMINI: 'Working safely to protect a cold, remote place'
In search of the perfect ice:
The video 'search of the perfect ice' shows you a glance of a SAMCoT`s field work activity aiming to track icebergs using ice tracker drifters. SAMCoT researchers will then study the obtained data to learn more about drifting ice and extrapolate this knowledge to make structures safer and more resistant to stress from floating ice.
Oden Arctic Technology Research Cruise (OATRC 2013):
SAMCoT researchers travel to some of the most inaccessible places on the planet, most recently, to the icy waters off the northeast coast of Greenland. The video below highlights some of the research undertaken in the autumn of 2013 during the Oden Arctic Technology Research Cruise (OATRC 2013):
An important part of SAMCoT's programme is giving PhD candidates field experience and contact with the industry, so they can get full scale field data and talk to the potential users of those data. Hayo Hendrikse and Anna Pustogvar, who both participated in the OATRC 2013 cruise, talk about their experience and what it's like to be a PhD at SAMCoT.
Here's Anna Pustogvar:
Here's Hayo Hendrikse:
Oden Arctic Technology Research Cruise (OATRC 2012):
In 2012, the Oden Arctic Technology Research Cruise also went to the waters off the northeast coast of Greenland. SAMCoT director Sveinung Løset talks about the importance of the cruise and describes what happens during an ice station, when the Oden icebreaker is moored to a big ice sheet and researchers conduct a series of tests. The time-lapse footage that is the centrepiece of this video was shot by Øyvind Hagen, a Statoil photographer who went on the 2012 cruise: