Summer@LSTS 2020 – Session #5 with Trygve Olav Fossum (NTNU)

Summer@LSTS 2020 will continue on August 21st, 2020, 2:30-3:30 PM UTC, with Trygve Olav Fossum, who discussed his “Experiences using AUVs to do adaptive sampling and autonomy in the Arctic.”

The climate is changing fast, especially in the Arctic Ocean where sea-ice extent continues to decease. Understanding the effects of the changing climate on the fragile Arctic ecosystem is of utmost importance, as changes in sea-ice cover will have direct consequences on the ecosystem. Over a number of cruises and projects AUVs have been deployed to gather relevant and important scientific information in this regard. The talk will focus on practical aspects of doing AUV operations in the Arctic, as well as the approaches explored for doing autonomous mission planning and execution in this harsh environment.

Trygve Olav Fossum works at the Department of Marine Technology, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), and Skarv Technologies AS.

Fossum holds a MSc in Marine Cybernetics and a PhD in Marine Robotics from NTNU. During his PhD he did numerous deployments of autonomy in the Arctic. Currently he is the CEO and founder of the company Skarv Technologies that works with autonomous robotic solutions for the marine environment.

If you need any additional information please send an email to Jose Luiz Moutinho.