Innovation is the key to our research. Sometime in the future we will be able to test new ship concepts, experiment with combinations of equipment and train crews in virtual operations before they are carried out in real operations. Such a development will boost innovation and is at the core of our research.
The figure below shows the development of simulator systems at different levels. The first level involves the modelling of the various systems such as ships and equipment. At the second level the users are included in the system and we can simulate a ship involved in a marine operation. At level 3 we link several simulators (vessels) and can thus simulate integrated operations.
As the first research environment in the world we have simulated a situation in which three ships and a rig worked together in an integrated anchor-handling operation. At the final level the aim is to be able to test out the operations before they are actually carried out in reality. It is this final level that is the focus of our research.
The research into challenging maritime operations is organised and carried out in the Research Centre for Marine Operations in Virtual Environments (MOVE).
Research Projects at the Department of Ocean Operations and Civil Engineering
|Erasmus + Global mobility staff - Ålesund/Montenegro 2016-2020||Horizon 2020|
|Erasmu + Global mobility staff, NTNU - Vvlore i Albania||Horizon 2020|
|SFI Marine Operation in Virtual Environment (MOVE)||RCN|
|SFI Offshore Mechatronics, SFI UIA||RCN|
|SFI Smart Maritime, SINTEF Ocean||RCN|
|KPN Integrated Marine Operation Simulator Facilities for Risk Assessment including Human Factors (IMPROVE)||RCN|
|KPN Virtual Prototyping of Maritime Systems and Operations (ViProMa), Sintef Ocean||RCN|
|IPN Effective Ship Design, Engineering and Fabrication, EMIS, Ulstein International AS||RCN|
|IPN EDIS, Efficient Data Integration in Ship Design, Ulstein International AS||RCN|
|IPN Virtual prototyping System for maritime winch operation, IPN, Rolls-Royce Marine||RCN|
|IPN Robotbasert produksjon av broelementer i stål, IPN||RCN|
|IPN Simulation-led, rapid prototyping, Deep Tek AS||RCN|
|IPN Sensor Fusion System for Fatigue and Awareness, OSC||RCN|
|IPN VIA Seaside||RCN|
|IPN JETS - CHEM-CONT||RCN|
|Virtuelle Sjøveien 2016-2019||Privat funding|
|Brusdalvannet-Klimaendringer, Ålesund kommune||Privat funding|
|Ecomotive AS jfr. 15/00376||Privat funding|
|Nettbasert oppslagsverk : Ord og uttrykk innen eiendomsforvaltning/fasilitetsstyring||Privat funding|
|Bygge- og anleggssimulator, offshore simulering til onshore||Privat funding|
|Klimaforsk jfr. 15/01360||Privat funding|
|Chem-Cont Jets 2017||Privat funding|
|Sustainable Transportation in Rural Tourism Pressure Areas" (SUSTRANS)||RCN|
RCN - Research Council of Norway
The vision of Department of Ocean Operations and Civil Engineering is to conduct industrial research, development and educate candidates whose qualifications are customised for the maritime industry. We currently have a large lab facility at NTNU in Ålesund.