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
  • new renewable energy systems offshore
  • fisheries technology and aquaculture technology

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

IMT will be the owner of the Norwegian Ocean Technology Centre which started the building in 2022. 

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 2022:

19 professors 
8 associate professors
2 assistant professors
17 adjunct professors
6 adjunct associate professors
14 researchers
12 postdocs 
9 professors emeritus
116 PhD candidates
11 administrative staff
12 technical staff
2 apprentices

Budget for 2021:

121 MNOK

Graduates in 2021:

10 PhD graduates
96 graduated master students

Publications in 2020:

Publications in 2020:

Academic journal articles: 160

Academic conference lectures: 36

Books: 4

Book chapters: 49

Read more about our publications here.