Annual report 2015 (click to read) The Annual report for 2015, the initial year of the centre, is currently available. The report describes the vision, organisation, plans as well as initial results from the centre. Eight initial projects have been defined for 2015/2016 and onwards. In 2015, an initial project (P1) has documented the knowledge base and innovation opportunities. Other projects have focused on developing methodology (P5), establishing research infrastructure (P8), carrying out preliminary studies (P4) and initiating PhD candidates (P6 and P7). Full project activity will commence in 2016. To support cross-disciplinary innovation and good communication within the centre, the centre has arranged a two-day EXPOSED Days during spring and a one-day EXPOSED Day during autumn. Such events will be arranged yearly, in addition to PhD/post-doc workshops and more targeted project related meetings. The EXPOSED Days will serve as a meeting place for innovation, presentation of results, [...]
Field experiments for testing and verification of new technical solutions for exposed aquaculture sites are expected to be a major part of the work in SFI Exposed. To facilitate such experiments, the three aquaculture companies participating in Exposed have all chosen a site where the conditions are among the most difficult with respect to wave and currents. This will ensure that new technical solutions can be tested in realistic conditions. During the project period, new and even more exposed sites can be used for experiments. Technical solutions for e-Infrastructure will be established at all these sites. In addition to instrument cabinets with standardized interfaces for digital and analogue sensors, local PC's for data logging and battery backup will reduce the risk of loss of data. All data are transferred to database servers at SINTEF SeaLab over broadband data links, with redundancy over permanent encrypted links over a mobile network. In [...]
Pål Takle Bore is 25 years old, born and raised in the city of Stavanger, Norway, and holds a Master of Science degree in marine technology from NTNU with specialization in hydrodynamics and marine structures. We are looking foward to his contributions to the EXPOSED centre! The topic for his PhD is related to “exposed aquaculture”. The plan is to investigate hydrodynamic loads, load effects, structural resistance and reliability by performing advanced nonlinear analyses in time domain and, if possible, validate this against experimental results. This will contribute to a better understanding of the governing physical load phenomena relevant for an exposed aquaculture structure and the resulting structural response. Based the results, the goal is to develop rational and knowledge-based design criteria for main components of fish farm structures to be used in an industry expanding toward more exposed locations.
EXPOSED is happy to announce that Bjørn Magnus Mathisen will be our first PhD scholar! He is 32 years old, lives in Trondheim and has working experience from Telenor, NTNU and SINTEF ICT. We are looking forward to the contributions Mathisen will bring to the centre! Bjørn Magnus Mathisen will contribute to the state of the art of monitoring and operational decision support of exposed aquaculture operations (Area 2). The project will start by doing a rigorous and systematic literature review of current and previous research done in data processing and analysis for decision support systems in the domain. The methods uncovered in the review will be benchmarked using data gathered from partners with live operations to make it as realistic as possible without a live test. This process will single out the most promising methods for data processing for decision support systems for exposed aquaculture. This two step process [...]
Third year students from the Department for Product Design are working with SFI Exposed on "Future Concepts" and where on a field trip to learn more about the Aquaculture industry. The student where at the Costal Museum (Hitra), and visited a fish-farm, a feeding barge and got to interview a fish-farmers on his daily routines and challenges.
Representatives from five of the seven international partners in Exposed met in Trondheim during the tradeshow AquaNor. Three days was used to get to know each other and to get to know Exposed. The meeting started Tuesday with a workshop at the offices of SINTEF Fisheries and Aquaculture (SFA) at SeaLab, where the international partners met with the leaders of the six different research areas in Exposed. Planned research in Exposed was presented by Exposed director Hans V. Bjelland and each of the research leaders. After lunch the international partners presented their institutions, highlighting their possible contribution to Exposed. Discussions were made on how to match the partners with the research projects soon to be launched by Exposed. The second day, Wednesday, was used for an excursion to the island of Frøya where the production facilities of Aqauline AS and the research facility of ACE Aquaculture Technology at Rataren was [...]