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Research Projects at the Department of Marine Technology

Research Projects at the Department of Marine Technology

European Projects

Project Programme
Blue Mining: Breakthrough Solutions for the Sustainable Expliration and Extraction of Deep Sea Mineral Resources 7th Framework Programme (European Union)
COLUMBUS: Monitoring, Managing and Transferring Marine and Maritime Knowledge for Sustainable Blue Growth Horisont 2020
SWARMs: Smart and Networking Underwater Robots in Cooperation Meshes ECSEL (European Union) 
HealthProp MarTERA/Horizon 2020


National Projects

Project Programme
BFLEX improvements (2016-2017) RCN (JIP)
Corrosion Fatigue of Armor Wire Statoil ASA
Dimensioning Sea Loads on Offshore Wind Turbines in Shallow to Intermediate Waters (DIMSELO) RCN 
DROPS: Dynamic Response of Offshore Pipelines on the Seabed (2017-2019) RCN (JIP, Petromaks2)
Exploitation Technologies for Marine Minerals on the Extended Norwegian Continental Shelf (MarMine) RCN (BIA)
Fergefri E39 - Forskning Knyttet til Flytebruer og Flytende Nedsenkede Tunneler fra 2014  Norwegian Public Roads Administration
FISKRISK (2016-2018) RCN (Havbruk2)
FIV & VIV in Ultra-deep Waters UIT Solutions
Fleksprop (2017-2021) RCN (KPN)
Forprosjekt Risiko Norske Skip Norwegian Maritime Authority
IEA HIA Hydrogen in the maritime  RCN EnergiX
Handling Uncertainty in the Design of Ocean Engineering Systems (SIMOSYS) RCN (KpN)
MIT-NTNU-Statoil Wind Turbines (2009-2017) RCN (JIP)
Joint Centre of Excellence for Arctic Shipping and Operations Lloyd Register Foundation
Kjedet Flytebru RCN (BIA)
Low Energy and Emission Design of Ships (LEEDS) RCN (KMB)
National Ship Risk Model RCN (SMARTRANS)
Next Generation Subsea Inspection, Maintenance and Repair (NextGenIMR) RCN (KpN)
NOWITECH: research centre (2009-2017) RCN (FME)
MOZEES: research centre for Mobility Zero Emission Energy Systems (2017-2022) RCN (FME)
Real-Time Hybrid Model Testing for Extreme Marine Environments (2016-2020) RCN (KPN, Petromaks2)
Reducing Risk in Aquaculture - Improving Operational Efficiency, Safety and Sustainability RCN 
Safe, Environmental Friendly, and Cost Effective Operation of Vessels and Installations in the Arctic RCN  (BIA)
Sea Trials and Model Test for Validation of Shiphandling Simulation Models (SimVal) RCN (KPN)
SFI Exposed Aquaculture Operations (EXPOSED) RCN (SFI)
SFI Marine Operations (MOVE) RCN (SFI)
SFI Smart Maritime - Norwegian Centre for Improved Energy-efficiency and Reduced Emissions from the Maritime Sector  RCN (SFI)
SFI Sustainable Marine and Coastal Technology (SAMCoT)  RCN (SFI)
Stress and fatigue analysis of umbilicals and cables - Phase III (2016-2018) RCN (JIP)
University Technology Centre (UTC): Providing an Integrated and Validated Approach to "Performance in a Seaway" Rolls-Royce Marine AS
Virtual Prototyping of Marine Systems and Operations (ViProMa) RCN (KpN)
WaveSpring - Discovery Verification

Aalborg University

ORCAS – Online Risk Management and Risk Control for Autonomous Ships

UNLOCK - Unlocking  the potential of autonomous systems and operations through supervisory risk control FRINATEK


Other Projects

Project Programme
Online modelling of risk for DP operations IV Faculty, NTNU



RCN: Research Council of Norway (Norges forskningsråd)
KPN/KMB: Knowledge building project for the industry (Kompetanseprosjekter for næringslivet)
BIP: User-driven innovation project (Brukerstyrt innovasjonsprosjekt)
BIA: User-driven innovation platform (Brukerstyrt innovasjonsarena) 
FRINATEK: Independent projects in mathematics, natural sciences and technology under the FRIPRO funding scheme 
JIP: Joint industry project
SFI: Centre for Research-based Innovation
SMARTRANS: Næringslivets transporter og ITS

05 Dec 2019

Videos from some research projects at the Department of Marine Technology

Videos from some research projects at the Department of Marine Technology

play video: testing a new wave foil


play video: NextGenIMR – from outer space to ocean space


play video: Students of the course “TMR4243 Marine Control Systems 2” at IMT are performing DP control systems lab experiments on the C/S Enterprise in the Marine Cybernetics Laboratory.

project 1 screenshot

play video: Numerical study of combined wind and wave energy converter concept (STC, Spar-Torus-Combination) in survival conditions. The study is carried out at IMT in collaboration with CeSOS PhD candidate Ling Wan and with CNR-INSEAN. Experiments performed at Marintek. The STC concept is developed in the EU FP7 MARINA Platform Project. 

CFC screenshot 1

play video: Experiment on closed flexible fish cages by Ida Strand. Observation when investigating the current forces and deformations: drag increase with decreasing filling level due to large filling level dependent deformations.


play video: A coupled well boat - fish farm system in regular waves and current. Numerical studies about fish-farm systems in exposed sea conditions by Yugao Shen.  

Astrid at the MC-lab DP testing

play video: Stationkeeping operations in extreme conditions: from simulation studies in the office to testing in model scale in the Marine Cybernetics Laboratory...

Gunnerus cruise 1 fall 2016

play video: ... to full scale testing on research vessel Gunnerus on the NTNU AMOS Dynamic Positioning Research Cruise in fall 2016

Project 7 video parametric roll screenshot

play video of a numerical study about parametric roll and water on deck on a FPSO in head-sea regular waves. The study is carried out at IMT in collaboration with CNR-INSEAN. Experiments performed at CNR-INSEAN. 

Project 8 screenshot

play video: Failure features for a fixed oil boom during model tests in a sloshing tank harmonically excited in sway. The study is carried out at IMT in connection with PhD candidate Daniele Borri and in collaboration with CNR-INSEAN. Experiments performed at CNR-INSEAN.

Centres that are managed by staff of the Department of Marine Technology:

Centres that are managed by staff of the Department of Marine Technology:

  • Centre for Autonomous Marine Operations and Systems (NTNU AMOS, Centre of Excellence 2013-2023)
  • Rolls-Royce University Technology Center (RR UTC)
  • Centre for Ships and Ocean Structures (CeSOS, Centre of Excellence 2002-2012)

Some industry partners

Some industry partners

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