The Norwegian Coast is long and challenging with many fjords, islands and complicated bathymetry. Coastal infrastructure can be defined as any infrastructure where the proximity to the coast, or the shallow waters, alters the physical environment compared to offshore locations. This applies for example for harbours and fairways, facilities for aquaculture, offshore wind, fjord-crossings for roads and railways, coastal roads exposed to the marine environment. We foresee and increasing economic activity within the Norwegian Coastal zone in the coming decades and it is important that any coastal infrastructure is designed, built, operated and maintained in a safe, sustainable and economical way. The changing climate gives additional uncertainties with respect to the physical climate and needs to be accounted for. The new technologies of electrical and autonomous ships creates new challenges that also needs to be addressed. Finally, any increasing transport in Arctic waters will require new coastal Arctic facilities and this requires new knowledge.

13:00 - 16:30 Parallel Session

Programme (in progress)

  • Title tbd (Eivind Edvardsen, The Norwegian Coastal Administration)
  • An advanced design project on ‘Port Engineering and Maritime Works’ in teaching future engineers (Prof. Gui­­­llaume Carpentier, ESITC-Caen)
  • The E39 project (NN, Norwegian Public Roads Administration)
  • Wave modelling, Arctic Coastal Erosion? (Hans Bihs / Raed Lubbad, NTNU)
  • Screening of sites for large scale coastal infrastructure development (Edmond Hansen, Multiconsult)
  • Floating structures (Rune Jerstad, Dr.techn.Olav Olsen)
  • Offshore wind (Prof. Michael Muskulus, NTNU)

Speakers