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RDI Infrastructure

GCE Ocean Technology supports innovation, research and infrastrucure through several initiatives and partnerships with several different stakeholders like.

  • Ocean Innovation Norwegian Catapult Centre, Bergen
    • The Ocean Innovation Norwegian Catapult Centre offers design, prototyping, test and verification facilities for the ocean industry. You get access to competence and infrastructure from a large partnership to efficiently develop your idea to the market. The centre is headquartered in Bergen and the facilities are located along the west coast of Norway.

  • Sustainable Energy Catapult Centre, Stord
    • The Sustainable Energy Catapult Centre help your company develop and test sustainable solutions for producing, storing, distributing and managing energy – from prototype development and testing in laboratory environments to finished products that need to be tested in operational facilities on land, on ships and in marine environments.

  • Makerspace, Bergen

    • The facilities are located at Marineholmen in Bergen, consisting of a 420m2 workshop equipped with 3D printers (plastic), and facilities for working with metals, wood and electronics.
  • The Norwegian Ocean Observation Laboratory, Bergen

    • The Ocean Lab aims at developing new marine technologies through a combined effort between researcher and industry. The Ocean Lab hosts several national research infrastructure such as: 
      • Norwegian Marine Robotics Facility (NORMARE) with deep sea ROV to 6000m as well as one Hugin AUV.
      • Lofoten-Vesterålen Cabled Observatory (LoVe)
      • NorEMSO
      • Norwegian Atlantic Current Observatory (NACO)
      • Norwegian de of the Global Profiling Float Project (NorArgo)
      • European Plate Observing System (EPOS)
      • Offshore Boundary Layer Observatory (OBLO)

        Research Vessels:
      • 7 vessels (operated by IMR)
      • R/V Gunnerus (operated NTNU)

  • Ocean Space Center, Trondheim

    • The Ocean Space centre will form part of the national knowledge and innovation infrastructure related to the ocean space. Builds on and extends the capability around MARINTEK’s in Trondheim. Planned start of building in 2022.

  • Sintef's Ocean Laboratory
    • The sea basin laboratories are used for basic as well as applied research on marine structures and operations. An integrated environmental simulation that includes wind, waves and current offers unique opportunities for testing models under realistic conditions. With its depth of 10 meters and an area of 50x80m, the sea basin laboratory is an ideal tool for investigations of existing or future challenges in marine technology. An associated towing tank with lengths up to 260m is also available. 

  • NUI, Bergen