Challenges related to marine littering and pollution must be solved to realize the sustainable bio-marine growth needed for the future.
The EXPOSED aquaculture operations Centre will take advantage of Norway’s strong position in the aquaculture, maritime and offshore sectors to enable safe and sustainable seafood production in exposed coastal and ocean areas.
On this page and its associated links you will find information on SINTEF's biofouling research programme, relevant staff and the skills and services we offer.
Smart Maritime aims to find out how we can improve energy efficiency and reduce emissions from the maritime sector.
SINMOD is a numerical ocean model system which has been under continuous development at SINTEF for over 25 years. The model system connects and simulates physical and biological processes in the ocean. The system is established for both the northern and southern hemisphere. The Norwegian coast is represented in a number of model areas down to 32 m spatial resolution.
When flow pasts cylindrical offshore structures, vortices are generated and shedding into the wake, cyclic vortex force will cause vibrations of the structures; such vibrations are called vortex-induced vibrations (VIV). Marine structures such as risers, pipelines and umbilical cables are subjected to ocean currents and suffer VIV. VIV can lead to fast accumulation of the fatigue damage and amplified drag loads. As water depths increases, VIV behaviour presents one of the most severe difficulties facing the designers. SINTEF Ocean and NTNU have more than 30 years experience on research of VIV, providing solutions for the industry.
Norwegian Seaweed Technology Center
Norway has the opportunity to develop macroalgae cultivation to a new, large industry.
GEMINI Centre for Maritime Communication
GEMINI Centre Maritime Communication is a joint initiative between SINTEF Ocean and NTNU (Department of Electronics and Telecommunications (IET), Department of Engineering Cybernetics (ITK), Department of Marine Technology (IMT).