NTNU has a national responsibility for graduate engineering education and has Ocean science and technology as one of its four strategic research areas. With a broad range of expertise combining natural sciences, marine engineering, humanities and social science in a holistic approach, NTNU encourages the creation of technological solutions for future marine based industries. The NTNU team holds expertise within scientific research related to seafood production in sea-cages and land-based RAS systems:
- early life-stage fish biology and fish physiology (stress, nutrition, environment)
- interactions between sea-based aquaculture and the marine environment
- aquaculture cybernetics: automation and control systems
Role in the AQUAEXCEL3.0 project:
NTNU will be central in research activities within modelling/virtual lab and biosensors, and provide TNA to advanced larval start feeding facilities, a RAS-experimental laboratory and analytical labs at NTNU Sealab. NTNU will also be central in monitoring the impact of TNA projects, and offer training activities.
Key persons involved:
Prof. Elin KJØRSVIK is professor in aquaculture and Deputy Chair for Education at the Department of Biology. Her research is related to juvenile production in fish, functional larval development, nutrition, live feed quality, and environmental effects. She has about100 peer reviewed publications.
Prof. Rolf Erik OLSEN is professor in aquaculture at Dept. of Biology. He has more than 30 years of experience in fish stress, prebiotics, nutrition, and lipid metabolism. He has published about 165 peer reviewed manuscripts.
Dr. Martin FØRE is an Associate Professor at the Department of Engineering Cybernetics. His expertise lies in mathematical modelling and instrumentation of fish in aquaculture settings. He was also central in developing the Precision Fish Farming (PFF) concept. He will co-lead Task 4.2.