About ROSS

Welcome to the web pages of the ROSS Gemini Centre at NTNU and SINTEF. 

ROSS is an acronym for the Norwegian title "Risiko- og sårbarhetsstudier" and may be translated into "Reliability and Safety Studies". ROSS was established as a Gemini Centre in 2007.

The ROSS Gemini Centre is a strategic cooperation between NTNU and SINTEF aimed at developing knowledge, methods and tools that can contribute to preventing accidents causing serious harm to people, environment, material values, and critical infrastructures.

The objective of the centre is to provide a solid basis for NTNU and SINTEF together to identify and realize opportunities to build robust and internationally recognized research groups within tthe area of safety and reliability. Together, NTNU and SINTEF represent one of the largest groups of researchers in the world within this area.

Another important activity for the ROSS Gemini Centre is to coordinate and develop the portifolio of courses and education provided by the ROSS partners. The courses cover safety and reliability aspectsfrom different angles, ranging from engineering and technology, through management and sociology to psychology. This means that all aspects of the Man-Technology-Organization perspectives on safety are covered. These courses are offered to master students and PhD candidates at NTNU, but in addition, whole range of courses are also offered as continuing education courses.

ROSS also focuses on the development of joint project initiatives. This includes projects for the government and authorities, for industry and the research council and EU projects.

Some of the focus areas that the ROSS partners are working on are system reliability and RAMS, risk-based safety management, risk perception, organizational safety and the vulnerability of critical infrastructure. The knowledge we are developing is used in important areas like railway industry, building and road construction, maritime sector, process industry, including oil and gas, and off the coast fish farming.

Chair man (2017/18): Professor Mary Ann Lundteigen, RAMS group, NTNU

Useful links

Some of our links are external. We try to keep them updated, but apologize in advance in case some are found not to work. Errors in links may be reported to Professor Mary Ann Lundteigen, the editor of the web pages of ROSS Gemini Centre.

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ROSS booklet

"Safety must be created and recreated every day. There are no final solutions" is a booklet with highlights from the ROSS Gemini Centre. The booklet can be made available upon request.

The RAMS group has recently published a new book in Reliability of Safety-Critical Systems. The book is based on research carried out in the group, and the book is used actively in our education.