NTNU’s new laboratory for advanced underwater research, called the AUR Lab, opened in the autumn of 2011. The lab conducts applied research in close collaboration with industry and government agencies, and is comprised of scientific groups from areas such as marine biology, technology and marine archaeology. The cross-pollination from the different disciplines should produce scientific results that have been previously unattainable.
The lab will work with environmental monitoring, marine science and the offshore oil and gas industry, and will contribute to sustainable and environmentally robust solutions. The lab’s findings may have implications for the research and management of Norway’s important northern and high Arctic areas.
The initiative is a step in the “Ocean Space Centre” which is being planned for Trondheim.