Arctic offshore and coastal engineering in changing climate
The Arctic offshore and coastal engineering in changing climate-project develops world-class research and education through long-term relations of UNIS with strong academic groups from Canada, Russia and USA.
The AOCEC project develops world-class research and education through long-term relations of UNIS with strong academic groups from Canada, Russia and USA. The project expands the cooperation between leading scientific teams working in the fields of Arctic Engineering, Physics and Mechanics of Solids, Fluid Dynamics and Oceanography and inherits the previous cooperation projects: FIMA, SITRA, SMIDA, SafeLOT, WOICE and Hydrolab+.
The project supports student exchange between the partner universities, MSc projects performed at UNIS, the invitation of guest lecturers for teaching at UNIS courses and supervising, joint fieldwork. Teaching methodology follows research and field based education strategy of UNIS. Project activities include regular workshops and participation international conferences.
Project activities are focused on the following topics: 1. Physics and mechanics of ice and loads on structures; 2. Sea ice/iceberg drift, ice management and wave stresses on ice, 3. Shipping in ice-infested waters and navigation in Arctic straits; 4. Arctic harbors, coastal zones and infrastructure.
AOCEC inherits SITRA, FIMA, SMIDA and SafeLOT and is the fourth project for development of International collaboration in high education and science in the Arctic Technology department.
Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU, Trondheim, Norway), University of Oslo (UiO, Norway), University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF, Fairbanks, USA), Dartmouth College (DC, Hanover, USA), Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN, St. John’s, Canada), Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT, Russia), and Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU, Russia).
We work in close cooperation with the Centre for Sustainable Arctic Marine and Coastal Technology (SAMCoT) at NTNU, UNIS and SINTEF, Norway.