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Background of CeSOS

The Centre for Ships and Ocean Structures (CeSOS, in Norwegian "senter for skip- og havkonstruksjoner") was established as a Centre of Excellence (CoE) by the Research Council of Norway and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in 2002. It was founded by a number of well-known and well-respected scientists from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in collaboration with leading staff from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Research at CeSOS aims at developing fundamental knowledge about how ships and other structures behave in the ocean environment, using analytical, numerical and experimental studies. This knowledge is vital, both now and in the future, for the design of safe, cost effective and environmentally friendly structures as well as in the planning and execution of marine operations.

The importance of such work cannot be over-emphasised: in tonnage terms 95 percent of all international transport is by sea; and 20 percent of the world’s oil and gas is produced from subsea reservoirs via offshore structures and pipelines. In the future, food production in aquacultural plants and exploitation of renewable energy from the oceans is expected to play a growing role.

The scientific and engineering research carried out in the Centre takes account of such future needs, and extends current knowledge in relevant disciplines. The emphasis is on hydrodynamics, structural mechanics and automatic control, and in the synergy between them. In each of the past years, our research projects have proved a valuable basis for the innovative design of structures, risers and automatic control systems.

Facts & Figures

Personnel in 2012

6 key persons

9 postdocs/researchers (6.3 man-years), 0 arrived in 2012

2 associated post-docs/researchers (0,6 man-years)

32 PhD candidates (22,7 man-years), 2 arrived in 2012

11 PhD candidates associated (12,9 man-years)

7 graduated PhD candidates

28 graduated MSc students

2 adjunct professors (0.5 man-years)

3 adjunct associate professors (0.58 man.years)

4 visiting professors (short term)

3 visiting INSEAN and MIT researchers (short term)

5 visiting PhD candidates

2 administrative staff 

A total of 50 research man-years

Revenues in 2012

Income: 43 388 000 NOK
Costs: 43 198 000 NOK

Publications in 2012

2 books

14 chapters in books

10 international keynote lectures 

57 refereed journal papers

95 refereed conference papers

International journals, conferences and guest lectures in 2012

21 editorial boards of journals

14 international conference organising committees

7 guest lectures have been delivered by national and international visitors to CeSOS in 2012.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 August 2013 07:13