News and events at the Department of Marine Technology in 2021

News and events at the Department of Marine Technology in 2021

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Program at AMOS Day 2021

Finally it is possible to meet again! 

AMOS Day at Scandic Nidelven! October 20 with dinner and a special screening.

Norway − India Cooperation on Ocean Research and Higher Education

Photo of Nabil Panchi

A pilot project between the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IIT KGP) works to improve interdisciplinary skills, digital literacy, and critical thinking of undergraduate students.

The King and Queen of the Netherlands visited NTNU to see technology and ocean research

Four PhD-Candidates or researchers from NTNU AMOS presented technology and research developed at our Centre of Excellence. 

Subsea snake robot becomes movie star

A subsea snake robot with connections to NTNU and AMOS is the hero in the Norwegian movie Nordsjøen from Fantefilm Fiksjon with premiere on Friday 29th October.

Kristin Y. Pettersen wins prize for her research from NTNU

Professor Kristin Ytterstad Pettersen, at the Department of Engineering Cybernetics, wins NTNU employee prize for her groundbreaking research. She is one of seven key researchers in NTNU AMOS. Read more here.


How tiny zooplankton can help us understand trust in Big Ocean Data

The zooplankton Calanus finmarchicus will be the starting point for Kate Crosman’s work to understand trust in Big Ocean Data. How? Read on.

Autonomous urban mobility: Taking digital assurance to the next level


The TRUSST scope is marked with the dotted line. It includes the autonomous ferries, docking stations, remote-control centre, communication links and cloud-based digital twin of the entire system, as an integral part of a wider ecosystem of people, technology, organisations and nature.

From a user perspective, the case for autonomous, zero-emission ferries is very appealing. Such vessels could solve both the transport and environmental needs of cities and local communities, while helping to decongest heavy traffic in urban centres.

The primary objective of TRUSST is to innovate an integrated assurance framework that takes as point of departure the insight that autonomous transport systems are formed by a complex and interdependent system of people, technology, organisations, regulators and the natural environment.

Building trust in robots to measure, monitor, and regulate the ocean


Asgeir J. Sørensen, professor at NTNU and director of AMOS and Bjørn Tore Markussen, CEO C4IR Ocean

A new partnership between the Centre for the 4th Industrial Revolution Ocean and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) has been established to establish trust in ocean data collected from autonomous underwater vehicles.

Using ships themselves to monitor and predict waves

Big ships are designed to handle heavy seas, but it's important to be able to anticipate what will happen with waves. Photo: NTB Scanpix

Waves present an enormous challenge for the world’s roughly 91,000 commercial vessels, but predicting sea conditions is challenging. A new approach uses the movements of ships themselves to create an online estimate of what kinds of waves ships can expect.


Handbook of Marine Craft Hydrodynamics and Motion Control

Handbook of Marine Craft Hydrodynamics and Motion Control

The second edition of a popular textbook Handbook of Marine Craft Hydrodynamics and Motion Control, authored by Professor Thor I Fossen, from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) is just released.

High-profile EU support for NTNU

Professor Kristin Ytterstad Pettersen

Two professors at NTNU have been awarded prestigious ERC Advanced Grants by the European Research Council.

Professor Kristin Ytterstad Pettersen at AMOS and Department of Engineering Cybernetics and Professor Henrik Koch at Department of Chemistry have each been awarded the prestigious ERC Advanced Grant by the European Research Council.

Each grant can provide up to NOK 25 million in support over five years.

Students from NTNU won a drone duel

The first TAC Challenge event was arranged this summer. The student organisation Ascend from NTNU won the challenge. Next year the challenge will include international teams as well.

The King and Queen of the Netherlands visited NTNU to see technology and ocean research

– This is the stuff that our children's future are made of, Crown Prince Haakon said, talking about the ocean.

Moved to Trondheim to work with Big Ocean Data

Kate Crosman postdoc at IMT

Kate Crosman just startet a postdoc at the Department of Marine Technology.

IMT Webinar: The Semi-Empirical SNNM Method - Dr. Shukui Liu

October 28th 2021 IMT had the pleasure of hosting Dr. Shukui Liu from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) as a speaker on ”The Semi-Empirical SNNM Method for Predicting the Added Resistance of a Ship Advancing in Waves of Arbitrary Headings’’.

IMT webinar: Holistic Ship Design Optimisation by Prof. Apostolos Papanikolaou

IMT NTNU had the pleasure of hosting Prof. Apostolos Papanikolaou as a speaker in a webinar about Holistic Ship Design Optimization.

NTNU tests subsea drones by contract from Equinor

Subsea drones operated from onshore or autonomously is now being tested at NTNU's AUR-Lab (Applied Underwater Robotics-Laboratory) in the Trondheim Fjord. It can be a game changer in Norwegian offshore industry, and lead to less emissions in the operations offshore. 

Arctic challenges seen from space: European Space Agency - Maurice Borgeaud will give virtual talk

On 29th September, Head of the Science, Applications and Climate Department from the European Space Agency (ESA) - Maurice Borgeaud will give a virtual talk at IMT about arctic challenges seen from space.

UN Ocean Decade: A Need for Interdisciplinary Education in Ocean Fields

Staff photo of Amir R. Nejad

Associate Professor Amir R. Nejad and Dr. Michaela Ibrion has written an article in ECO magazine about the need of a more interdisciplinary approach in the education of ocean fields. 

Trenger vi sjøgangsbasseng i Ocean Space Centre? / Do we need a sea wave laboratory in Ocean Space Centre?

Staff photo of Sverre Steen

The leader of the Institute on Marine Technique tells why he strongly recommend a sea wave laboratory in the planned Ocean Space Centre. (In Norwegian.)

A new app: Artificial intelligence can classify sea ice with your help

Staff photo Ekaterina Kim
The app «Ask Knut» will classify sea ice types. It is developed by Associate Professor Ekaterina Kim together with Ph.D. student Ole-Magnus Pedersen at NTNU's Institute of Marine Technology and Nabil Panchi from the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur. 

Ph.D.-student Sangwoo Kim got the Best Paper Award on OMAE 2020

Staff photo of Sangwoo Kim

The prize was announced June 23 2021 on OMAE's 2021 Virtual Conference.