News and events at IMT in 2015

News and events at IMT in 2015

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Norway’s Minister of Fisheries visits the Marine Technology Centre

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Photo (Ole Martin Wold, Adresseavisen): Norway's Minister of Fisheries Elisabeth Aspaker (from the left) inspects Salmar's aquaculture model when being shown around the Marine Technology Centre by Bård Wathne Tveiten (Marintek), Harald Ellingsen (IMT/NTNU) and Atle Minsaas (Marintek). (1 December 2015)

JAMSTEC visit AMOS/NTNU and Marintek

The Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC) visited AMOS/NTNU and MARINTEK on 25 November 2015 in order to discuss the development of cooperation and further actions.

The ultimate survival challenge: KonTiki2 starts its journey

Photo (Higraff/KonTiki2): The KonTiki2 expedition crew at the beginning of their journey. (1 November 2015)

AMOS scientists and students participate in Breaking the Surface (HR) training

BtS 2015 participants

Photo (Matej Krpan): Breaking the Surface 2015 participants. (8 October 2015)

PhD candidates find northernmost ship wreck

the crew

Photo (Martin Ludvigsen, NTNU): the research crew. (September 2015)

Finding the best design for the KonTiki2 rafts

kon-tiki film poster

Picture: Poster from the "Kon-Tiki" film from 2012.

The Department of Marine Technology got 2nd place at Trondheim Marathon

Trondheim marathon 2015

Photo (Renate Karoliussen, NTNU): Some staff of the sporty department. (5 September 2015)

New spin-off company founded

Researchers from marine technology at NTNU have founded the spin-off company Blueye Robotics.

They will develop an underwater drone that will be so affordable and easy to use that everyone will be able to explore the sea ground with them.

Read about it in Adresseavisen: Tar Trondheim ut av oljealderen (26 August 2015)

70-Year Anniversary Seminar and Celebration for Professor Larsen

Callas and his PhDs

Photo (Asgeir J. Sørensen, NTNU): Prof. Larsen with some of his PhD candidates. (21 August 2015)

The Discovery Channel's Daily Planet feature bomber found by marine technology students

The Discovery Channel Canada feature the bomber that was found by NTNU's marine technology students last year in their show Daily Planet which was watched by 8 million people.

Adresseavisen made a video about the visit: Discovery Channel på besøk hos NTNU (30 June 2015)

They also wrote an article about the event: TV-kanalen Discovery viser krigsfly i Trondheimsfjorden til 8 millioner seere (2 July 2015)

Postdoc's invention inspired by a whale's tail

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Picture (MARINTEK): Video from the experiments by postdoc Eirik Bøckmann and his team. (11 June 2015)

Recruitment projects take off

pupils with boat

Photo (Anette Marcelle Hallquist, Ringerikes Blad): From the left: Karina Lager Bjerke, Martine Karlengen, Christine Skilbrigt og Thyra Benita Jacobsen with their model boat «Arctic princess». (16 June 2015)

Wave power as ship motor: chronicle by postdoc

Postdoc Eirik Bøckmann wrote a chronicle in the Norwegian newspaper Dagens Næringsliv: Bølgekraft som skipsmotor (12 June 2015)

Spin-off company prospers

The spin-off company Norwegian Subsea AS that is headed by the department’s graduate Dr Fredrik Dukan is stimulating progress.

Maritim Elektronikk reports: Avanserte algoritmer løser navigeringsproblem (May 2015)

NTNU and Marintek renew their research collaboration with Rolls-Royce

NTNU and Marintek renewed their research collaboration with Rolls-Royce on 12 May 2015 during a ceremony at the ocean basin of the Marine Technology Centre in Trondheim. Therewith, they secured 130 mio. NOK in financing over the next 10 years.

Professor Sverre Steen who leads the Rolls-Royce University Technology Centre (UTC) in Trondheim was interviewed about the topic by the Norwegian newspaper Adresseavisen: "Rolls-Royce vil forske mer i Trondheim"

In addition, interviewed professor Sverre Steen: "Framtidas skip vil bruke bølger som drivkraft"

The marine structures group score international top grade

Three international panels have evaluated 64 Norwegian technology clusters. Two of them receive the label “world leading”: SIMLab and the marine structures research group at the Department of Marine Technology.

Read the full report

Read more on “To NTNU-miljøer får internasjonal toppkarakter” (7 May 2015)

Find also more information on the website of the Research Council of Norway: "Rom for forbetring for teknologifaga" (6 May 2015)

Marintek and NTNU open new laboratory for hybrid ship motors

Marintek and NTNU have built a laboratory in Trondheim to develop hybrid ship motors, "hybridlab".

Read more about the new lab at Marintek åpner lab for hybride skipsmotorer

as well as at Hele verden ser til norsk sjøtransport

and at Hybridskip snart på markedet

New cross-disciplinary project in Blue Mining

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Photo (NTNU): Deep sea mining. (5 May 2015)

The Norwegian Minister of Education and Research visits the MC-lab

Norwegian Minister visits the MC-lab

Photo (Jo Stein Moen/Marintek): The Norwegian Minister of Education and Research visits the MC-lab during NTNU Ocean Week which took place 4-6 May 2015. From the left: Master student Jostein Follestad and Minister of Education and Research Torbjørn Røe Isaksen.

Over 450 pupils participated in the Ocean Space Race 2015

Winners at OSR 2015

Photo (Maria A. I. Gulaker, Marintek): This year's winners of the main price are from Haram senior high school. (6 March 2015)

Prof. Oleksandr Tymokha elected Corresponding Member of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine

Prof. Oleksandr Tymokha was elected Corresponding Member of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. This very prestigious position is hotly contested in the Eastern world, Russia and China. (6 March 2015)

Students' conference: Mannhullets Skipsfartskonferanse 2015

This year's conference's topic is the Arctic as a maritime innovation driver.

It takes places 26 February 2015 at the Marine Technology Centre in Trondheim.

Teknisk Ukeblad reported from the event: Mannhullets Skipsfartskonferanse - Arktis er et veldig aktuelt tema

Dagens Næringsliv covered the event as well: Ser store muligheter i Arktis

The Norwegian head of government and foreign secretary visit the Marine Technology Centre

Erna Solberg visits the MTC

Photo (Jo Stein Moen, Marintek): Norwegian head of government Erna Solberg and foreign secretary Børge Brende visited the Marine Technology Centre on 14 February 2015.

Professors find Norway's deepest coral reef in the Trondheim fjord

korallrevPhoto (NRK): Professors of the Dept. of Marine Technology find corals in 600m depth on bombers from WW II in the Trondheim fjord. (2 January 2015)