Norway is among the largest and most innovative shipping nations in the world. Norwegian shipping and maritime organizations are strong players in international markets and thus the need for building adequate maritime competences. As such, University of South-Eastern Norway contributes by educating future maritime professionals by offering bachelor, master and phd programs; these form the basis for the vision of the Institute of Maritime Operations “to be the leading provider of higher education and research in maritime operations”.
New and emerging research areas such as maritime autonomy, big data, safety, innovation, digitalization and how leaders and organizations tackle these matters are currently at the core interest of the maritime industry. We believe these topics shall also be address by the academia, hence the creation of MASDLI research group.
We are a group of scholars with interdisciplinary background ranging from technical to management expertise, whose research interest are directed towards these emerging research areas. Our aim is to build top-level competences and increase the collaborations with key maritime stakeholders. We believe the arrival of new technologies will challenge the status quo of various areas within the maritime industry, thus our interest to deepen our research in MASDLI topics.