SFI BLUES develops new knowledge and technology that will contribute to solving the several industrial and societal challenges the world is facing.

SFI BLUES is funded by the Research Council of Norway and the centre partners (industry, public and research) through the centres for research-based innovation scheme.

The main objective of SFI BLUES is to enable the Norwegian industry to create novel floating structures for renewable energy (wind and solar), aquaculture and coastal infrastructure. The research areas in SFI BLUES include digitalization, design optimization, metocean, wave-structures interaction, materials, mooring and anchors.

SFI EXPOSED is a research centre focusing on developing knowledge and technologies for EXPOSED aquaculture operations, enabling a sustainable expansion of the fish farming industry. Technological innovations, such as more autonomous systems, offshore structures and vessels are needed to sustain farm production under all conditions and enable more robust, safe, controlled and continuous operations.

The EXPOSED Centre brings together global leading salmon farmers, key service and technology providers, SINTEF Ocean and other strong research groups, including AMOS (the Norwegian Centre of Excellence for Autonomous Marine Operations and Systems). The centre started in 2015 and the webinar will showcase the identified challenges of exposed aquaculture and solutions to these.

This webinar will describe the motivation and background for the centres and show examples of current research activity.

The presentations will be followed by 30mins Q&A.

Webinar information
Tuesday 15th February
4pm – 5.30pm (AEDT)/3pm-4.30pm (AEST)/6am – 7.30am (CET)