Cooperative ITS for Mobility in European Cities
CIMEC is a city-focused project which will explore the role cooperative ITS systems (C-ITS) can play to support city authorities, both in managing their transport networks and the delivery of other transport-linked services. It will reach out to key stakeholder groups (both public and private) to ensure a smooth and cost-effective deployment of C-ITS in cities around Europe. The project commenced in June 2015 and will run until May 2017.
Self Management in the Treatment of Obesity - The Patient as an Active Participant
Overweight and obesity is a growing problem in Norway and in the rest of the world, and the expenses for the community related to obesity are big. Specialists feel that obesity patients often have little insight into their illness and health, and believes that one can achieve better efficacy of treatment if patients have more knowledge. Furthermore, self-management is very important in the treatment of obesity, and health professionals and managers at St. Olav's Hospital are finding that there is potential to support even better up self-efficacy in the treatment regimen. This can lead to that more people achieve good effect of treatment with long-lasting changes of living habits, which can reduce the need for services.
Attitudes for Peace: Postconflict Public Opinion
What do people think about the institutions adopted to build peace after civil war? The short answer is simply: we do not know. The ‘Attitudes for peace’ research project addresses this shortcoming by conducting public opinion surveys in three postconflict countries (Guatemala, Nepal, and Northern Ireland), asking about ordinary citizens’ thoughts and feelings about different peacebuilding strategies.
Future Protective Clothing for Workers in the Molten Metal Industry
The objective of this project is to develop the future protective clothing for workers handling molten metal with improved overall protection for increased safety, performance and comfort during work.
SINTEF and NTNU have published a new edition of the OREDA handbook in 2015 for topside and subsea equipment.
Efficient value chains for the forest industry in Coastal Norway
This project will contribute to new knowledge on efficient use of sea transportation and efficient quay operations within the forest value chain, in order to increase the quantities of timber and wood related products transported by ship in Coastal Norway. Hence, the project will also help to stimulate regional growth and use of local timber in the Norwegian forest industry.
New Strains of Society: Hidden, Dynamic and Emergent Vulnerabilities
Our world keeps getting smaller. Technologies and infrastructures are increasingly intertwined; nations have become interconnected by transportation, communication and economy. In this world, our society is put under tremendous strain: New forms of crime, new system dependencies and new vulnerabilities. These threats produce new patterns of risk and vulnerability. How can we face such strains?
Health effects of different shift work arrangements in the petroleum- and health care sector
Understanding the health and safety effect of work schedules is important because an increasing number of people work outside standard working hours. Different working hours and an increased demand for flexible working hours are especially important in occupations characterized by traditional rotation schemes, as in the health care and petroleum sector.