About the Department of Marine Technology

About the Department of Marine Technology

The Department of Marine Technology (IMT) at NTNU educates and conducts research about methods and techniques which facilitate the assessment and development of technical and operational solutions for Norway's biggest export industries: oil and gas extraction at sea, ship technology with corresponding equipment industry, fisheries technology and aquaculture technology.

The research and education at IMT emphasize the development of environmentally friendly and energy-efficient solutions within these areas.


Prioritized research areas:

  • Oceanography
  • Wave-induced motions and strongly nonlinear loads
  • Structural load effects
  • Abnormal loads and accidental load effects
  • Slender marine structures
  • Ship operations
  • Propellers and propulsion
  • Renewable energy propulsion
  • Marine operations
  • Aquaculture facilities
  • Very large floating structures
  • Deep-sea mineral mining
  • Wind, current, and wave energy production
  • Structural design
  • Underwater robotics
  • Ocean science
  • Risk and safety management of marine systems
  • Multi-level design of complex marine systems
  • Design and verification of complex energy systems
  • Sustainable development of shipping in Arctic waters


Staff in 2018:

20 professors 
7 associate professors
2 assistant professors
17 adjunct professors
5 adjunct associate professors
9 researchers
11 postdocs 
10 professors emeritus
Ca. 100 PhD candidates, financed by IMT and/or AMOS
11 administrative staff
17 technical staff
3 apprentices

Budget for 2018:

130 MNOK

Graduates in 2018:

18 PhD graduates
154 graduated master students

Publications in 2018:

Publications in 2018:

Academic journal articles: 176

Academic conferanse lectures: 63

Books: 4

Book chapters: 88

Read more about our publications here.