Background and activities

Runa A. Skarbø has been a PhD Candidate at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering since October 2015. Her background is a master's degree in Marine Engineering 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 

Main supervisor: Professor Sveinung Løset

PhD period: 2015 - 2018

Research group: Marine Civil Engineering, Technology for cold climate

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

  • 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

A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database



  • 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.