News and events at the Department of Marine Technology (IMT) in 2019

News and events at the Department of Marine Technology (IMT) in 2019

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Strengthens the research into autonomous systems

The Autonomy Cluster in Trondheim is one of Innovation Norway’s new cluster projects. NTNU Amos has been one of the key driving forces behind the cluster, and the Director of Amos, Professor Asgeir Sørensen, thinks the cluster could open a whole new chapter in ocean-based autonomy research.

From the Arena Cluster ceremony, Photo:FI


NTNU signs partnership agreement with REV Ocean

NTNU Rector, Anne Borg, and head of REV Ocean, Nina Jensen, have signed a partnership agreement to start a cooperation on marine robotics and use of the new REV Ocean research ship. This opens up great opportunities for NTNU in terms of access to a world-leading ocean exploration vessel, and will provide REV Ocean with access to world-leading research groups at NTNU.

REV Ocean signering

The first candidate for the new Marin Technology researcher’s program is ready.

From 2019, the Department of Marine Technology at NTNU offers students that have a special interests for research a new program that prepares and kick-starts the participant for future PhD studies. 

First out is Martin Kvisvik Larsen, a fifth year master student who specializes in marine cybernetics.

Martin Ludvigsen, Martin Larsen, and Eilif Pedersen

New edition of Offshore Risk Assessment

The fourth edition of Professor Jan Erik Vinnem’s book, Offshore Risk Assessment, has just been published, 20 years after the first edition arrived in 1999.

Jan Erik Vinnem

Two AMOS related projects gets funding!

The Norwegian Research Council are investing in new research infrastructure projects all over Norway, and two AMOS related projects will now receive funding.  

Autonome droner og skip

New robot arm from NTNU researchers

A new robot arm for underwater vehicles has been developed at the Department for Marine Technology. The arm, named SEARM, is primarily designed for smaller underwater drones and provides a cheap and easily available alternative to existing technology.

The Ocean Space Centre gets government funding

Prime Minister Erna Solberg has confirmed that the Norwegian government has allocated 55 million NOK in the 2020 government budget to the Ocean Space Centre project.   

AMOS director gets the Norwegian Research Council’s innovation prize

Professor Asgeir Sørensen has received the Norwegian Research Council’s innovation prize for 2019. The price is granted to a person or organization that through exceptional use of research result have laid the foundation for research based innovation.

Advice for sustainable oceans

NTNU and SINTEF have formulated four pieces of advice to Norwegian politicians in order to ensure sustainable oceans industries.

Summer in Antarctica

This summer, master student Tor Magnus Aarskog from the department of Marine Technology has joined the research team on board of research vessel S. A. Agulhas II on its way to Antarctica.

New study program for potential PhD candidates

From 2019, the Department of Marine Technology at NTNU will offer its students a new researcher’s program that prepares the participant for PhD studies.

From CO2 to fuel

A new study by scientists from NTNU and Switzerland show how floating solar farms can help transform CO2 in the oceans into fuel. 

Best master posters of 2019

Sunghun Hong, Mads Francis Vale Kjeldsberg and Magnus Onsrud won the awards for best posters at the 2019 poster exhibition at the Department of Marine Technology. 

NTNU opens laboratory 365 meters below the surface

NTNU launches our deepest laboratory yet, almost 370 meters below the surface of the Trondheim fjord.

The most adventurous students at NTNU

77 percent of the students at the Department of Marine Technology have had an exchange year. Far more than the 40 percent that NTNU has set as a goal.

Best lecturer of the year award

Professor Bjørnar Pettersen has been named lecturer of the year by the students at the Department of Marine Technology.

Ocean Week 2019

The future of the oceans was the topic when NTNU gathered activists, politicians, scientists, artists and even royalty at Ocean Week 2019.

The opportunities for NTNU Marine Technology students keep increasing

Eighty five percent of all students in the class of 2018 at the Department for Marine Technology was offered a relevant job before their final graduation. The highest number since 2014. 

Wavefoil unveils prototype

The IMT spin-off Wavefoil will soon be testing their technology at a ferry operating from the Faroe Islands.

R/V Gunnerus’ Digital Twin

Some of our talented students have spent their summer developing a digital twin for R/V Gunnerus. The digital twin opens up new possibilities for reasearch driven teaching and education for professors and students at NTNU.

Building the coastal infrastructure of tomorrow

NTNU is working on developing new solutions for the coastal infrastructure of Norway. Among them, submerged floating tunnels. 

Trondheim could be the mineral capital of Norway

Professor at IMT and director at NTNU Oceans, Ingrid Schjølberg, and head of the Department of Geoscience and Petroleum, Egil Tjåland, writes in Adressaavisa that Trondheim has the potential to become the mineral capital of Norway.

Recharging below the surface

This plate will soon be recharging robots at the bottom of the Trondheim Fjord.


Worthy winners for the Moan-Faltinsen Best Paper Award

2018 marked the fourth year for the Moan-Faltinsen Best Paper Award. 

Zhaolong Yu, from NTNU, won the Moan-Faltinsen Best Paper Award on Marine Structural Mechanics/Dynamics 2018, and Guoqiang Tang, from Dalian University of Technology, won the Moan-Faltinsen Best Paper Award on Marine Hydrodynamics 2018. 

The new underwater janitor

Snake robots will soon be assisting and, to some extent, replace divers and small submarines in the North Sea, but first, they will train and be tested at NTNU's test site in the Trondheim Fjord.

Events 2019

Events 2019

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PhD defence at IMT