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Increased Russian tanker traffic raises oil spill risk

The risk of oil spills along the Norwegian coast may increase by as much as five times by 2025. This is because Russia plans to increase the export of crude oil through the Barents Sea to 100 million tonnes annually.

A new solution to an age-old equation can improve ship efficiency

It’s been well known for 127 years – the V-shaped wake pattern behind a ship moving in a straight line always has the same central angle. Now a Norwegian has discovered that in certain situations, a boat’s wake can actually be found in front of the boat.

Making greener ship propellers

A Norwegian invention is reducing the energy that foundries need to manufacture ship propeller blades.

Creating eco-engines for sustainable shipping

The world’s 15 largest vessels pollute more than all the planet’s cars combined. Researchers are now at work to create engines driven by renewable energy.

Ships without skippers

Researchers believe that in ten to twenty years time there will be 200 metre cargo vessels plying the oceans without the need of a captain or crew.

Norwegian satellite gets its orbital twin

AISSat-2 is a newcomer in space that will provide even better surveillance of maritime traffic in the High North.

Celebrity ice

A colliding block of ice has caught the interest of Discovery Channel.

Yards stay on scene by planning lean

To nudge ahead of Asian competitors, Norwegian shipyards overlap various stages – simultaneously designing vessels, acquiring materials and constructing the ships.

Norwegian Vikings purchased silk from Persia

The Vikings did not only go West to pillage and plunder. Most of the silk found in the Oseberg ship may have been purchased by honest means from Persia.

The ship that waves won’t rock

This ship makes it easier to find one’s sea legs, thanks to opposing waves created in specially-designed tanks fitted in the hull.