AUV being recovered after mission together with NTNU in Ny-Ålesund during the polar night. Photo: Martin Ludvigsen

AUV being recovered after mission together with NTNU in Ny-Ålesund. Photo: Martin Ludvigsen


The Marine Technology group
works together with NTNU on application of underwater vehicles in Arctic operations. The harsh conditions and heavy logistics make the Arctic suited for increased levels of system autonomy. We work to enable the vehicle to make better decisions and to increase the vehicle’s awareness of its surroundings. This can enable the vehicles to go in under the ice. During our work we collaborate with scientists from archaeology, biology, and geology in multidisciplinary project to test results in the field.

Contact person:
Martin Ludvigsen

Current research project:

MARPART project pictureMaritime Preparedness and International Partnership in the High North, 2014–2016 (MARPART)

MARPART is hosted by the University of Nordland and assesses the risk of increasing transport activity and challenges for search and rescue (SAR), management and emergency operations. We focus on cross-institutional-country partnerships between 4 countries of the Arctic Atlantic Sector.

Project leader is professor Odd Jarl Borch (UiN). UNIS research associate Nataly Marchenko is the UNIS representative in the project, working in WP 1 “Future maritime activity level and risk patterns in the High North”.

Download project flyer (PDF)

MARPART project page