Ammonia – the key to making long-haul shipping green
Relatively simple adaptation could make the cargo ships of the future completely green. The technology is based on the chemical compound ammonia, some extensive number crunching and one or two engine modifications.
Ocean engineering collaboration across the Atlantic
In March 2020, SINTEF Ocean signed a collaboration agreement with the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) to advance research and innovation in ocean engineering. This new collaboration was announced virtually on June 17, 2021.
Combating marine waste and ghost fishing with new materials
Ghost fishing and plastic waste from the fisheries industry is becoming a major environmental problem. Can we address the issue by using degradable plastics? Scientists at a new research centre are aiming to find the answers and develop the systems we need.
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.
Robots with visual and tactile sensing can prevent tons of food waste
Intelligent food handling by robots can boost productivity and reduce waste in the production chain. Meet the robot with visual and tactile sensing, capable of handling compliant food objects.
Researchers to test a solar farm at sea
The sun shines just as much out at sea as it does on land. There are also no restrictions on area use and seawater even helps to cool the solar panel technology. It’s only a matter of time before the first floating solar energy farms are installed at sea.
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.