SFI Offshore Mechatronics (2015-2023)

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The SFI will become the international knowledge and research hub for the next generation of advanced offshore mechatronic systems for autonomous operation and condition monitoring of topside drilling systems under the control of land-based operation centers, to ensure safe and efficient operation in deeper water and in harsh environments.

The SFI shall contribute significantly to growth and innovation in the industry, creating jobs and business with potential both within the target sector, and beyond, such as maritime industry, with a net positive impact on society.


SFI offshore mechatronics

Mission Statement

By 2023, the SFI “Offshore Mechatronics” shall have succeeded in becoming an internationally renowned research based innovation center reaching national, international and long-term targets. National target – develop new concepts for autonomous systems where the construction, engineering and design, invite autonomy to minimize the number of manual processes, as well as to reduce risk and cost related to offshore drilling operations. International target – support the industry partners to strengthen the global leader position by developing the most efficient and safe future drilling operations.

Long-term target – enable technologies, equipment, processes and solutions for autonomy and monitoring of heavy machinery, and for handling and analyzing large data flows under demanding conditions.

Our responsibility in the project

NTNU i Aalesund will be represented by the Mechatronics lab. We work in two WPs.

  • WP3.4 Implementation of situational awareness/human factors concepts for operators using virtual arena
  • WP4.3 Protocols and standard for integration of simulation models and co-simulation

There will two Ph.Ds or Postdocs. positions open soon.

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