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Use Case visit to Fugro in the Netherlands 

On February 9th, researchers and PhD students focusing on Use Case 4 Offshore support operations visited our partner Fugro in Nootdorp in the Netherlands. A guided tour around the Fugro TechCentre observing the technology development and prototyping was one of the highlights of they day. 

Also inspiring, Fugro provided aremote live tour of the Remote Operation Centre in Aberdeen. From this ROC, both ROVs and USVs are remotely operated.

Most importantly, plans were made for future collaboration on research activities, specifically around the PhD projects. Use case owner Equinor also participated in the workshop. 

Photo: Trond Johnsen/SINTEF
Photo: Trond Johnsen/SINTEF
Photo: Trond Johnsen/SINTEF

 

A visit to Reach Subsea and NMA in Haugesund

In the first week of February, researchers and PhD students focusing on Use Case 4 Offshore support operations visited our partner Reach Subsea in Haugesund. Thorough introductions to ongoing offshore support operations and technology were given, followed by discussions around the use of unmanned surface vessels (USVs). Use case owner Equinor also participated in the workshop.

While in Haugesund, the Norwegian Maritime Authority (NMA) facilitated a workshop focusing on the risk-assessment of USVs and autonomous ships in general. DNV also contributed to this workshop with their insight from a classification perspective. Risk assessment will be an important focus area for Use Case 4.

PhDs Simon Lexau, Susanna Dybwad Kristensen and Raffael Wallner with Reach Subsea's chartered vessel Havila Subsea in the background: Havila Subsea - Reach Subsea 
Photo: Trond Johnsen/SINTEF
Workshop at Reach Subsea. Photo: Trond Johnsen/SINTEF
Workshop at the NMA. Photo: Simon Lexau/NTNU
Outside the Norwegian Maritime Authority. Photo: Trond Johnsen/SINTEF

 


News from 2022


A visit to the ferry between Levanger and Ytterøy

On the 3rd of March a team from SFI AutoShip visited the ferry crossing between Levanger and Ytterøy. This is part of one of the Use Cases in SFI AutoShip and the purpose was for the PhDs and researchers to consider and learn about the possibiities for autonomy. They met with the shipping company and 3 captains who contributed with valuable knowledge and experience. 

Photo: Trond Johnsen/SINTEF 

 

Photo: Trond Johnsen/SINTEF 

 


Vacant positions

Vacant positions

We have no vacancies at this time. 

Upcoming events

Upcoming events

 

Njord - the Autonomous Ship Challenge

Njord is a unique International student competition, where students design systems to control autonomous ships and compete against other student teams. SFI AutoShip is one of the sponsors. 

The competition is held annually in August by and for students, and the goal is to inspire innovation and smart solutions within maritime autonomy, as well as creating a platform for personal development and networking.

More information about the 2023 competition

Previous events

 

Ocean Week

SFI AutoShip and the Ocean Autonomy Cluster collaborated on a session for NTNU's Ocean Week, at Clarion Hotel Trondheim on May 2. 

 

Njord 2022

In August 2022, the second edition of Njord - The Autonomous Ship Challenge was completed. The winner of the 2022 Njord Digital Competition was the Técnico Solar Boat from the University of Lisbon. They demonstrated great pathfinding capabilities in open waterways and also managed to avoid collision with use of the LIDAR.
 

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NTNU-kveld om Autonome skip, i Dokkhuset 16. mars 2021. 

Mary Ann Lundteigen presenting. Photo: M. Sjøholtstrand/NTNU

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