The annual Ocean Week conference presents the latest developments within ocean research and encourages the exchange of knowledge between researchers, industry, and government. This year we dive into the field of automation, and will be presenting solutions to industry needs, as well as to ecological and societal challenges. What do we have to gain by introducing the unmanned to the vision of blue growth?
OCEAN WEEK 2017
UNRAVELING THE UNMANNED
May 3-5 Trondheim
Bjørn Kjærand Haugland
Executive Vice President and the Chief Sustainability Officer, DNV GL
Birte Noer Borrevik
Head of Division, The Norwegian Mapping Authority Hydrographic Service
Unraveling the Unmanned
Ocean Week 2017 dives into the field of automation, addressing the opportunities and challenges it offers in marine and maritime applications. Monitoring and managing the ocean resources in a sustainable manner provide a wide range of technological, ecological and societal challenges. What do we have to gain by introducing the unmanned to the workfloor?
Parallel Sessions Explained
Automation presents new opportunities and possibilities for the aquaculture sector. With new, larger, and more advanced production systems, both on-land and in exposed sea environments, unmanned processes can ensure personal safety, high levels of control and increased efficiency. From feed supply and farm operations, to remote detection of fish behavior and real-time monitoring of environmental conditions – automation is coming to influence all aspects aquaculture activities.
Norway is in the forefront of international research, development, and innovation within the field of autonomous vessels. Stakeholders in and around Trondheim are central to the national focus, and together, researchers from NTNU, SINTEF, and a range of key industry partners have created a unique hub, making autonomous vessels a likely reality within the next few years.
How can degrees of automation be of aid in deep sea mining? And do unmanned processes present practical answers to all parts of the field? In this session, we will be presenting specific solutions for commercial needs as well as glimpses of the future through a number of talks and within four topics – Exploration, Extraction, Vertical transportation, and Environmental monitoring – all while keeping with the theme for this year’s conference.
At NTNU AMOS, research revolves around finding new methods and technologies for developing intelligent ships and ocean structures, autonomous unmanned vehicles (under water, on the surface and in the air) and robots for high-precision and safety-critical operations in extreme environments. This year, the centre will present a range of cutting-edge, inter-disciplinary research projects from all of its key scientists, as well as perspectives from research partners.