New book from ROSS members

A new book on "The agile Safety Case" has been published and available in store. The authors are Thor Myklebust from SINTEF and Tor Stålhane from NTNU.

More information can be found here.

Vacant PhD position in RAMS group

Interested in becoming an expert on making technical systems safe? There is now a vacant PhD position in Demonstrating Functional Safety of Novel Subsea Design Concepts (IV-82/18). The selected applicant will be part of the research group in Reliability, availability, maintainability and safety (RAMS), and at the same time incorporated into the research project named Safety 4.0, headed by DNV GL and funded by the Research Council of Norway (NFR) and several industrial partners in the oil and gas industry. See more about the position here. Main contact for questions: Professor Mary Ann Lundteigen. Note that applications must be submitted via in the format as written in the announcement.

FRINATEK funding awarded to Professor Utne

Professor Ingrid B. Utne from the Marine Systems group (IMT) at NTNU has been awarded funding from the FRINATEK research program by the Research Council of Norway for the project Unlocking the potential of autonomous systems and operations through supervisory risk control (UNLOCK). Her team includes (as principal scientists): Professor Tor Arne Johansen (ITK, NTNU), Professor Asgeir J. Sørensen (IMT, NTNU) and Professor Ingrid B. Utne (IMT, NTNU). The project has a total budget of 12.521 MNOK and includes funding of 3 PhD students in the period from 2018-2021. The research will be associated with the Center of Excellence NTNU AMOS.

Very brief about the UNLOCK project: UNLOCK addresses fundamental research challenges related to risk acceptance and supervisory risk control of autonomous systems and operations. The results of the project will support and enhance the achievement of higher-level autonomy and intelligence in advanced control systems. The aim is to achieve safe system performances and allow for widespread use of autonomous systems.

Contact person (and project manager for UNLOCK): Professor Ingrid B. Utne, Email:

Welcome to 2nd open ROSS seminar

The RAMS group (, one of the ROSS gemini members, are inviting for the second open seminar in ROSS gemini center. The agenda is as follows:

  • Welcome and short about RAMS group (by Mary Ann Lundteigen)
  • Selected presentations:
    • Safety philosophy in subsea systems (SFI SUBPRO) (Hyung Ju Kim)
    • Risk Analysis – Process industry (Marta Bucelli)
    • Maintenance optimization – Structures (Renny Arismendi)
    • Model engineering (Liu Yang)

The seminar takes place in the lecture room VG13 on the third floor (student area) in SP Andersens veg 5, Valgrinda, in one of the buildings marked "SINTEF Teknologi og Samfunn".

1st Open Seminar in ROSS Gemini

The first open seminar in ROSS Gemini Center was held at SHE Group, Department of Industrial Economy and Technology Management on October 19th 2017, 14-15. The presentations to be shared after the meeting were:

Around 30-40 students and researchers from ROSS Gemini partners participated. Next open seminar is  with RAMS Group, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering on Thursday December 7th, in VG11 in Valgrinda.

New employee at Department of Marine Technology

This summer, Ekaterina Kim was appointed as an Associate Professor at the Department of Marine Technology. She has been awarded an Onsager Fellowship and will be working with teaching and research within naval architecture, marine system design and marine technology, with particular emphasis on safety of such systems. Her masters degree is from Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University in Russia, followed by PhD studies and a postdoc at NTNU.

Call for Abstracts ESREL 2018

The deadline for abstracts to ESREL 2018 has been extended to 15th October, and a week before the deadline, more than 570 abstracts had been received. The conference covers a wide range of topics within the safety and reliability area and accepts papers across a wide span of application papers. The conference will be held in June 2018 in Trondheim, Norway. For more information, visit

ESREL 2018 in Trondheim

NTNU has been awarded the arrangement of ESREL, the European Conference on Safety and Reliability, in 2018 here in Trondheim, Norway. The time of the conference is 17-21. June 2018. The main contact person is Stein Haugen, Professor in RIsk Assessment. The conference webpage is

ROSS Gemini seminars are starting up

The first seminar is held on October 19th 2017 at  Safety, Health, and Environment (SHE) Section,  meeting room F5 ("Gamle fysikk, 2. etasje". The seminar will include short presentations of topics from ongoing activity in the group, and may this time include arctic safety, safety in fish farm industry, maritime manageent, and accident in building and construction sector.


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