Trondheimsfjorden: World's first test site for autonomous ships

The world's first test site for unmanned vessels and maritime technology is now open for anyone who wants to test new, maritime technology.

SFI AutoShip

SFI Autoship is a 8-years research-based innovation centre that will contribute to Norwegian players taking a leading role in the development of autonomous ships for safe and sustainable operations. The focus areas include: Enabling technologies like situational awareness, artificial intelligence, autonomous and control and digital infrastructure. New business models and operational concepts like the adaptation…

AUTOSEA project

The AUTOSEA project intends to focus on automated situation awareness using sensor fusion to reduce the risk of collisions between ships and vehicles when an increased level of autonomy is introduced. The Maritime industry has seen an increasing focus on safety and reliability over many decades. Still the accident and casualty rates are high compared…

A giant subsea snake robot

It most resembles a giant snake undulating through the water. But this snake-like robot can work in the vast ocean depths. And perhaps one of its relatives will be able to travel to outer space. It’s a kind of anaconda, and its first iteration was even named “Anna Konda.” Now, a full decade later, the snake…

Test site opens

The Trondheim Fjord in Norway will be the world’s first technological playground for pilotless vehicles that move below, on and above the water’s surface. Snake robots, underwater drones, unmanned ships and flying drones are craft you will soon be able to observe on the Trondheim Fjord, Norway’s third-longest fjord located in the west-central part of…