This time lapse video shows the process of upgrading the bottom of the Ocean Basin Laboratory at MARINTEK.
The Ocean Basin Laboratory is used for basic as well as applied research on marine structures and operations. A total environmental simulation including wind, waves and current offers a unique possibility for testing of models in realistic conditions. With a depth of 10 metres and a water surface of 50x80m the Ocean Basin Laboratory is an excellent tool for investigation of existing or future challenges within marine technology.
The biggest diving operation ever undertaken at MARINTEK has just come to an end. Forty people participated in upgrading the movable floor of the Ocean Laboratory.
For investigating liquid loads in tanks and on custom geometries, SINTEF has developed a sloshing laboratory with two motion platforms and a drop rig for deterministic water impacts. The motion platforms are custom made for exciting scaled vessel motions.
Pupils at Blindern High School who won the Ocean Space Race in Trondheim were so delighted by their victory that they are thinking of becoming naval architects.
International requirements, collaboration across national frontiers and the need for simulator training held centre stage at an industry meeting on emergency and ocean towing in Tromsø.
Torbjørn Røe Isaksen, the Norwegian Minister of Research and Education, promised greater funding for his sector, emphasising that the Ocean Space Centre needs to be built to enable us to tackle theimportant challenges facing society.