Major wind research centre kicks off its activities
TRONDHEIM, NORWAY – The NorthWind research centre on wind energy launched its activities today with its first General Assembly.
A robotic microplankton sniffer dog
The microscopic, free-floating algae called phytoplankton — and the tiny zooplankton that eat them — are notoriously difficult to count. Researchers need to know how a warming climate will affect them both. A new kind of smart, lightweight autonomous underwater vehicle (LAUV) can help.
Using space technology for autonomous maritime transport and operations
SINTEF Ocean has joined forces with the European Space Organisation (ESA). Together we will contribute to the development of safe and effective autonomous maritime transport and operations, increased security at sea and improved coastal monitoring.
How robots can be aquaculture's next caretakers
Only 44 Young Research Talents in all of Norway were awarded FRIPRO scholarships. Senior Researcher Eleni Kelasidi of SINTEF Ocean was one of them. Now she is looking forward to diving into a world where fish and underwater robots happily coexist.
Researchers found an underwater landfill while looking for chemical discharges from mobiles and electronic devices
Research scientists in Norway recently set out on a scientific cruise in the Trondheim fjord to collect water samples and specimens of marine species. What they stumbled over was quite different from what they were looking for.
Taking control of unmanned vessels at sea
What’s needed to be able to safely send a vessel to sea with no crew? How will these vessels detect a kayaker or a recreational boat that drifts into the course of the unmanned vessel? A new Centre for Research-Based Innovation, SFI AutoShip, will look for answers to these questions – and more.
Fish farms moving onshore
Land-based fish farming offers many benefits to both the fish and the environment. In traditional offshore farms, the fish are vulnerable to sea lice infestation and infectious diseases. Modern land-based aquaculture systems are able to offer local fish products in landlocked countries.
SINTEF Ocean joins Aker and World Economic Forum's worldwide network for ocean data
C4IR Ocean aims to establish the world's largest and most comprehensive platform for data from the ocean space realm. Together with SINTEF Ocean, and the other 16 partners in the centre, the platform will lay the groundwork for developing sustainable, ocean-based solutions for the future.
IMPACT: SINTEF Joins €3.3m EU Wave Energy Research Project
Trondheim-based research institutes SINTEF Energy Research and SINTEF Ocean are both taking part in a new collaborative research and innovation project that will develop and demonstrate a next generation testing approach for Wave Energy Converters (WECs).