SINTEF Ocean Marine Pollution
Environmental concerns are an ever increasingly important factor for industrial development nationally and internationally. SINTEF Ocean has a conceptual and scientific competence on environmental solutions for the international onshore and offshore industry. We have a special focus on oil & gas, chemical industries and clean water management.
Brochures and fact sheets
- Brochure - Sector Environmental Technology
- Chemical and toxical characterisation of water accomodated fraction (WAF) of crude oils
- Plume modelling with OSCAR/Plume3D
- Dispersed oil biodegradation studies
- DREAM/Partrack model
- Evaluating the use of dispersants
- Environmental risk and damage
- Oceanographic services and engineering
- Oil drop generator
- Oil spill containment by use of air bubbles
- Oil spill R&D at SINTEF - Oil spill response for the future
- Oil weathering studies
- Real-time monitoring
- Simulation-based services, licensing and training
- Simulated seabed system for the environmental
- SINTEFs laboratory for studying subsea releases of oil and gas
- The OSCAR model
Mass spectrometry - Advanced research-based analyses
We perform research-based mass spectrometric (MS) and high-throughput (HTS) analyses for SINTEF, academia and industry.
Environmental and biochemical analysis
SINTEF Ocean offers chemical analysis of emerging and priority pollutants, petroleum products and biomolecules. With our advanced analytical platform, we tailor analytical solutions to each project. We co-operate closely with laboratories across SINTEF to offer advanced analysis for any research need.
GOMPLAR - Governance of Marine Litter in the Arctic
The main objective of GOMPLAR is to describe, compare and analyze two regional international regulatory and governance frameworks addressing marine plastic litter in order to draw conclusions for possible solutions in the Arctic, seeking synergies and interplay mechanisms between a possible circumpolar arrangement and the two regional ones.
PLASTICENE - Development of tools for increased resource utilisation, circularity and regulatory support of plastic use in Norway
PLASTICENE will build new knowledge and address processes important for increased plastic circularity and effective plastic waste management with the aim of supporting improved plastic material utilization and protecting the environment from plastic pollution.
REVEAL: Formation of small plastic particles in the environment and their bioavailability, accumulation and impacts on aquatic species
REVEAL focuses on studying how small microplastic (sMP; <100µm) and nanoplastic (NP; <1µm) particles are formed through the degradation of larger plastic items, and how these particles behave as they are transported from freshwater, through coastal brackish waters, and into the marine environment.
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.
Cement factories can put the brakes on global plastic pollution
Researchers believe that plastic refuse can be used as fuel in cement factories in Asia. If this works, it may provide a solution to two of the planet’s biggest environmental problems – plastic in the oceans and high levels of coal consumption.
OSCAR – Oil Spill Contingency and Response
OSCAR is a state of the art model and simulation tool for predicting the fates and effects of oil released during an accidental release of oil, either from a platform or a vessel. OSCAR provides insight in the behavior of oil during an accident and captures the effects of contingency and response, allowing for contingency analysis and planning as well as hind- and forecasting.
DREAM – Dose-related Risk and Effects Assessment Model
The numerical model DREAM (Dose related Risk and Effect Assessment Model) accounts for releases of complex mixtures of chemicals, such as those associated with produced water and drilling discharges. DREAM is used as a decision support tool for management of operational discharges to the marine environment.