We are happy to announce yet another PhD student welcome to the project. Stian is 24 years old and holds a Masters degree in Engineering and ICT, specialised within Marine Technology. In his master thesis, he has worked with navigation algorithms related to a self-developed low-cost ROV. Alongside his studies, Stian worked with development of ROV's guidance, navigation and control (GNC)-systems at Blueye Robotics. The PhD will focus on navigation of autonomous subsea vehicles aiming towards exposed aquaculture. The plan is to look more closely at the usage of range measurements found through acoustics. To help understanding the problem, a simulator will be developed and used in implementation in a small scale model. Later, the aim is to do tests in large scale facilities. This should contribute in increased usage of autonomous subsea vehicles within aquaculture.
Bent holds a master degree in Marine Cybernetics from NTNU. His Master thesis is about experimental testing of underwater path-following for a Videoray Pro 4 ROV (Remotely Operated Vehicle). Within SFI EXPOSED he will be developing systems for remotely controlled and automated underwater vehicles. This includes the use of ROVs for inspecting fish net or cage conditions as well as verifying the safety of using such systems in the industry. In his spare time, Bent likes to spent time outdoor together with his partner.
EXPOSED is happy to announce DNV GL as a new centre partner. Through the partnership, DNV GL will engage in projects focusing on development of regulations of the aquaculture industry in exposed areas, safety and risk management of marine structures and operations, and design methodology and requirements for novel fish farm concepts. Liv Solveig Olafsson, head of section for DNV GL Noomas says: “It is important for DNV GL to cooperate with leading research groups and industry actors in the development of a safe and sustainable aquaculture industry. Building on our experience and knowledge, we believe that joining forces with the partners in the EXPOSED consortium will provide a strong foundation for this work.”
Foto: Johan Wildhagen/Norges sjømatråd. The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries wants to find out if patent landscape analysis can contribute in strenghtening public R&D intitiatives. Hence, they invited The Norwegian Industrial Property office to make landscape analysis together with the Norwegian R&D industry to investigate if this will improve research results and reduce the risk of misprioritising. Please read the report on The Norwegian Industrial Property's website.
We look forward to welcoming Malthe Hvas, a MSc in biology from Aarhus University in Denmark. During his studies he has been working with acid-base physiology, nitrite toxicology and the effect of temperature on oxygen consumption in the striped catfish (Pangasianodon hypophthalmus), a tropical facultative air-breathing fish of great socioeconomic importance in Vietnamese aquaculture. His primary task within SFI EXPOSED at The Institute of Marine Research will be to define peak water current thresholds that secure acceptable welfare in farmed Atlantic salmon. For this purpose a large swim tunnel system has been developed at The Institute of Marine Research, which for the first time gives the opportunity to asses swimming performance in groups of Atlantic salmon during various conditions such as different temperatures, hypoxia and stress. Furthermore, he will also investigate swimming capabilities in commercial facilities and in experimental push cages. Malthe is looking forward to produce new and exciting knowledge about [...]