With oil exploration crude oil, oil residues and environmentally damaging waste ends up in the ocean unless extensive cleansing is performed. New environmentally friendly technology will rationalise waste disposal in oil extraction.
"The combination of the young University of Agder and the more traditional University of Oslo and Institute of Marine Research is very potent," Professor Nils Chr. Stenseth says. He is the chairman of CCR – Centre for Coastal Research, which on Wednesday becomes a priority research centre.
Our society is becoming more and more digital. Without expertise in digital security, we become very vulnerable, according to Professor Geir Køien, programme coordinator for UiA's new master's programme in cyber security.
The award “best master's thesis” is a research award for students at the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) programme at the Faculty of Technology and Science in Grimstad. The purpose of the prize is to inspire and motivate students, but also to show the importance of research at the master's level. Rolf Arne Kjellby, Svein Erik Løtveit and Thor Eirik Johnsrud won this year’s award. The thesis was supervised by Professor Linga Reddy Cenkeramaddi and Professor Geir Jevne.
UiA’s newest research group is called Sustainable buildings and infrastructure. By gathering experts on sustainable solutions in one group, UiA and its partners will provide the community access to competences on an international level.