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Research Projects at the Department of Marine Technology

Research Projects at the Department of Marine Technology

European Projects


Project Programme
Bugwright2 (2020– 2024) Horizon 2020
ILIAD (2020– 2025) Horizon 2020
Climarest (2022– 2025) Horizon 2020
ENDURE | Wydział Nawigacyjny Uniwersytetu Morskiego w Gdyni (

DigitalSeaIce - NTNU

Safe and energy-efficient operations of ships - SEAOPS
Flexiship Horizon (European Union)
Blue Mining: Breakthrough Solutions for the Sustainable Exploration 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 Horizon 2020 (European Union)
FLOAWER - FLOAting Wind Energy NetwoRk Horizon 2020 (European Union)
SWARMs: Smart and Networking Underwater Robots in Cooperation Meshes ECSEL (European Union) 
HealthProp MarTERA/Horizon 2020

AQUAculture infrastructures for EXCELlence in European fish research towards 2020 (AQUAEXCEL)

European Union
Marine robotics research infrastructure network Horizon 2020 (European Union)
Smart fisheries technologies for an efficient, compliant and environmentally friendly fishing sector (SMARTFISH) Horizon 2020 (European Union)


National Projects

Project Programme
SFI Harvest (2020 – 2028)  RCN
AutoShip - NTNU SFI
NTNU Vista CAROS Vista
Subzerospace (2021 – 2023)  RCN
MarTERA Undina  (2021 – 2024)   


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SIMPLEX: The role of simulation in assurance of intelligent and complex systems. Project number: 341045.  
Maneuvering and Control of Autonomous Ships under Uncertainty in Changing Environments Engineering and Design  
Safe and energy-efficient operations of ships - SEAOPS  
SEACo – Safer, Easier and more Accurate Co-Simulations KSP
InteDiagWTCP, 2020-2023: Intelligent diagnosis of wind turbine critical parts  RCN
Norway-US partnership on higher education and research in offshore wind (NUWind)  HK-Dir
HYPSCI Forsker 21
Hydrogen FME Hydrogen
KsP Rareise KSP
Windbarge IPN
aFerry - An integrated autonomy system for on-demand, all-electric and autonomous passenger ferries RCN (FORNY2020)
Advanced Wave and Wind Load Models for Floating Wind Turbine Mooring System design (WINDMOOR) RCN (ENERGIX)
Aquaculture operations with reliable flexible shielding technologies for prevention of infestation in offshore and coastal areas (FLEXAQUA) HAVBRUK2 (RCN)
Arven etter Nansen Nasjonalt forskningsprosjekt (RCN)
Autonomous Subsea Intervention (Seavention) RCN (KPN)
Brohode Havbruk 2050 FORREGION (RCN)
Design and Verification of large floating coastal structures RCN (KPN)
Development of Simulator Platform to verify integrated control systems based on digital twin for LNGC/LNG-DF (HHI-3) Næringsliv
Efficiency, Safety and Sustainability RCN
Energy Systems (2017-2022) MAROFF-2 (RCN)
Evaluation of an electric propulsion system and extension to future applications Næringsliv
Environmental impacts and risks of deep-sea mining (Miningimpact 2) RCN (MARINFORSK)
Exploitation Technologies for Marine Minerals on the Extended Norwegian Continental Shelf (MarMine) RCN (BIA)
Feasibility study of a concept for operating remotely controlled underwater vehicles from an unmanned surface vessel (ROV Revolution) RCN (MAROFF-2)
Fergefri E39 - Forskning Knyttet til Flytebruer og Flytende Nedsenkede Tunneler fra 2014  Norwegian Public Roads Administration
Fleksprop (2017-2021) RCN (KPN)
Forprosjekt Risiko Norske Skip Norwegian Maritime Authority
Fundamental investigations of violent wave actions and impact respones (SLADE) RCN (MAROFF-2)
Green energy at sea: Offshore wind turbines and energy systems for ships, ports and offshore structures RCN (INTPART)
Handling Uncertainty in the Design of Ocean Engineering Systems (SIMOSYS) RCN (KPN)
Hydrogen and Fuel Cells for Maritime Applications (H2 Maritime) RCN (KPN)
IEA HIA Hydrogen in the maritime  RCN EnergiX
Improved lifetime estimation of mooring chains (LIFEMOOR) PETROMAKS2 (RCN)
InnoCurrent: Ø.Ø Dalheim RCN (KPN)
Joint Centre of Excellence for Arctic Shipping and Operations Lloyd Register Foundation
LRF - Recommended practise of scenario based risk management for polar waters Utland
MOZEES: research centre for Mobility Zero Emission Energy Systems (2017-2022) RCN (FME)
National Ship Risk Model RCN (SMARTRANS)
Next Generation Subsea Inspection, Maintenance and Repair (NextGenIMR) RCN (KpN)
ORCAS – Online Risk Management and Risk Control for Autonomous Ships RCN (KpN)
Prediction of ice-ship-interaction for icebreaking vessels Maritim virksomhet og offshore operasjoner (RCN)
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 Operation of CLOSED aquaculture CAGES in WAVES MAROFF-2 (RCN)
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)
Smeerenburg tokt 2019 Svalbards miljøvernfond
Taredyrkningsfartøy 2020 ENERGIX (RCN)
Technology for New Ocean Industries and Infrastructures (TechNOII) RCN (INTPART)
University Technology Centre (UTC): Providing an Integrated and Validated Approach to "Performance in a Seaway" Rolls-Royce Marine AS
UNLOCK - Unlocking  the potential of autonomous systems and operations through supervisory risk control FRINATEK
Wave loads and soil support for extra large monopiles (WAS-XL) ENERGIX (RCN)


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

17 Mar 2023

Videos from some research projects at the Department of Marine Technology

Videos from some research projects at the Department of Marine Technology

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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)
  • Centre for Ships and Ocean Structures (CeSOS, Centre of Excellence 2002-2012)

Some industry partners

Some industry partners

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