Background and activities

Runa A. Skarbø has been a PhD Candidate at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering since October 2015. She holds a master's degree in Naval Architecture and Marine Technology from NTNU (2014), specializing in marine systems design and logistics.

Working title, PhD thesisIce drift prediction and mitigation of impact from sea ice on marine operations 

Supervisors: Sveinung Løset (NTNU), Kai H. Christensen (The Norwegian Meteorological Institute/University of Oslo), Øivind Kjerstad (NTNU/Rolls Royce)

Research group: Marine Civil Engineering, Technology for cold climate

Her research activity is related to the following Centres for Research-based Innovation (CRI):

  • Sustainable Arctic Marine and Coastal Technology (SAMCoT), NTNU 
  • Centre for Integrated Remote Sensing and Forecasting for Arctic Operations (CIRFA), UiT

Scientific, academic and artistic work

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  • Skarbø, Runa A.. (2016) Follow me to the North Pole. NTNU TechZone [Internett]. 2016-09-18.
  • Skarbø, Runa A.; Andersen, Rikke Lunde; Bjørkås, Torstein Sørheim. (2016) Reiser til Nordpolen for å forske på isen. NRK [Internett]. 2016-08-07.
  • Skarbø, Runa A.; Yulmetov, Renat Nailevich; Løset, Sveinung. (2016) Modelling iceberg drift in pack ice off North-East Greenland. Proceedings of the 23rd IAHR International Symposium on Ice 2016 (IAHR-ICE 2016).


  • Skarbø, Runa Amanda; Ehlers, Sören; Æsøy, Vilmar. (2015) Emission Reduction Technology and Cost Efficiency for Ships Operating on the Northern Sea Route: A Case Study. Proceedings ASME 2015 34th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering Volume 8: Ian Jordaan Honoring Symposium on Ice Engineering.