Ocean space High north
Technology for sustainable development in the High North
The High North is Norway’s most important foreign policy priority. Any development in this region should be knowledge-based. SINTEF works in partnership with industry and government agencies to develop resources in the north in a safe, sustainable and cost-effective manner.
Environmental laboratories - Sealab
Our emphasis is on developing experimental systems that simulates natural processes and also mimic the fate, behavior and effects of pollutants in the recipient.
The main activity of the towing tanks is related to investigation of hydrodynamic performance of ships. This includes resistance, propulsion, seakeeping in head and following seas, and directional stability tests with free running models. The tanks are equipped with two carriages: One for towing up to 10 m/s for traditional calm water tests and a second carriage for seakeeping tests and other tests performed with fixed or free-running models.
The climate is changing in the Arctic and projections by the IPCC suggests valuable marine resources are migrating further north. What does this mean for fishers, for tourists, for international politics and future communities in the far north, and for the Svalbard fisheries protection zone and Norwegian sovereignty in the area?
LORCENIS – Long Lasting Reinforced Concrete for Energy Infrastructure under Severe Operating Conditions
The main goal of the LORCENIS project is to develop long lasting reinforced concrete for energy infrastructures under extreme operating conditions.
SMACC – Studies of materials behaviour for future cold climate applications
It is estimated that a large part of the world's remaining hydrocarbon resources are located in the Arctic areas. The climatic conditions make it demanding to explore the resources. Thus, the overall objective of the SMACC-project is to develop robust and cost effective materials and solutions for use in Arctic areas.
COST Action on Ocean Governance for Sustainability
Dr. Rachel Tiller, SINTEF, is one of the Norwegian Representatives for the Management Committee of the COST Action Ocean Governance for Sustainability – challenges, options and the role of science.
Extreme cold weather clothing
If the Norwegian oil and gas industry is heading into the Arctic, it must be dressed for the occasion. This requires unique specialist technical expertise.