Hybrid Model Testing for Extreme Marine Environments
Real-Time Hybrid Model Testing is the science of combining advanced simulations, state-of-the-art experimental methods with active control system into a novel approach, to verify the safety and efficiency of marine structures and operations.
Development of robust fish farm technology
Norway's aquaculture industry has grown to be an important sector, exporting large quantities of farmed fish. The industry is continuously making efforts to improve the functionality and safety of its aquaculture facilities.
Arctic shipping challenges
As the extent of petroleum activities and the extraction of other resources in the Arctic increases, shipping can expect to face new challenges.
Emergency landings tested in ship-model tank
Helicopter manufacturer AgustaWestland has been carrying out model tests in MARINTEK’s ship-model tank in order to study emergency landings on water and helicopters’ subsequent seaworthiness. Very few test facilities anywhere in the world perform tests of this sort today.
Joint European research project on submarines (SUBMOTION)
As part of an international consortium consisting of MARINTEK and CNR-INSEAN, with the Norwegian and Italian navies, MARINTEK has been working for the past several years in research on the manoeuvring characteristics of submarines.
Offshore salmon fish farming
The aquaculture company SalMar, based on the island of Frøya, has through its development company Ocean Farming, proposed a new design for an ocean salmon fish farm on exposed sites.
Energy-efficient Safe Ship Operation (SHOPERA)
MARINTEK forms part of a large European Union consortium consisting of classification societies, shipyards, designers, ship-owners and research institutes that is investigating integrated ship design and operating environments to ensure that shipping is safe and "green".
Unmanned ships of the future
The European Union project MUNIN (Maritime Unmanned Navigation through intelligence in Networks) is studying the possibilities of realising a completely unmanned ship by looking at the need for new sensor systems, improved maintenance methods, legislation, environmental friendliness, communications and shore support functions.