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INTPART-International Partnerships for Excellent Education and Research

Arctic offshore and coastal engineering in changing climate

Alternative title: Feltstudier og modellering av sjøtilstand, drivis, is-påvirkning og metoder for å håndtere isfjell på den Arktiske sokkelen

Awarded: NOK 4.5 mill.

The AOCEC project develops world-class research and education in Norway through long-term relations with strong academic groups from Memorial University of Newfoundland (Canada), Lomonosov Moscow State University and Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (Russia), Dartmouth College and University of Alaska (USA). The project expands existing cooperation between leading scientific groups working in the fields of Arctic Engineering, Physics and Mechanics of Solids, Fluid Dynamics and Oceanography. The cooperation contributes to deeper understanding of physical processes in Arctic offshore and coastal zones and in determining physical environmental actions on structures and ships. Special focus of the project is on the regions of current and potential industrial development in Svalbard and North-West Barents Sea. The project is organized through joint field and laboratory work, teaching, student mobility, workshops and seminars. The project influences an expansion of research activity in Svalbard region and strengthen of Arctic Technology Department at UNIS. Project activities strongly support the long-term research and educational strategies of AT UNIS, the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at NTNU, and the Department of Mathematics at UiO. The project supports student exchange between the partner universities, MSc projects performed at UNIS by students from the partner universities, and the invitation of guest lecturers for teaching at UNIS. New courses (BSc/MSc/PhD) in the field of Arctic Hydrodynamics and Marine Technology will be designed and organized under the project support.

The project develops world-class research and education in Norway through long-term relations with strong academic groups from Canada, Russia and USA. The project expands existing cooperation between leading scientific groups working in the fields of Arctic Engineering, Physics and Mechanics of Solids, Fluid Dynamics and Oceanography. Currently the cooperation is supported by projects SAMCoT, FIMA, SITRA, WOICE and Hydralab+. The cooperation contributes to deeper understanding of processes in Arctic offshore and coastal zones determining physical environmental actions on structures and ships. It is organized through joint field and laboratory works, teaching, student mobility, workshops and seminars. The project influences an expansion of research activity in Svalbard region and strengthen of Arctic Technology Department at UNIS (AT UNIS). It corresponds to long-term strategy of AT UNIS, Department of Civil and Transport Engineering at NTNU, the Centre for Research-based Innovations SAMCoT, and Department of Mathematica at UiO in research and education both. The cooperation increases amount of students at UNIS and expansion of course program offered by AT UNIS.The project supports student exchange between the partner universities, MSc projects performed at UNIS by students from the partner universities, and invitation of guest lecturers for the teaching at UNIS. Contributions with students per year following UNIS courses are 3-4 (MUN), 3 (MSU), 3 (MIPT). Group of Fluid Dynamics from UiO organizes together with NTNU and UNIS BSc/MSc course in the Spring including field works in the Barents Sea by ship and/or field works on land fast ice in the Ice Fjord. All partner universities contribute with lecturing and MSc projects performed at UNIS base.

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INTPART-International Partnerships for Excellent Education and Research