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Ocean Space Centre

The centre will become the national knowledge centre for ocean space technology. The purpose of OSC is to secure Norway’s position as a leading ocean nation and contribute to the green shift in Norwegian ocean industries.

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The centre will:

  • educate future specialists within the field of ocean space technolog
  • ensure that industry and authorities enjoy access to leading expertise and infrastructure associated with the harvesting and management of our oceans
  • contribute to effective utilisation of national expertise and increased knowledge through collaboration with Norwegian and foreign institutions and companies
  • actively contribute to increased innovation in ocean space technology
  • contribute to the restructuring and development of ocean industries

SINTEF and NTNU will be the users of the Ocean Space Centre, and Statsbygg will be the construction client. OSC is planned to be built on the site where the Marine Technical Centre is located today, Otto Nielsens vei 10, at Tyholt in Trondheim.

Construction will start in the summer of 2022. A final funding decision will be made by the Norwegian Storting in connection with considerations regarding the national budget for 2022.

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