MASDLI Research Group

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. 

Workshops, planned conferences and visiting research stays (study year 2018-19)

  • Externship at Executive Office of the Secretary-General at IMO, London. November 2018 – February 2019 
  • Seminar about research related to «SCC for Operator of autonomous vessels» October 2018, USN, Vestfold 
  • Applied Autonomy Systems Summit, Nov 2018, USN, Kongsberg 
  • 3rd UiT Societal Security Workshop, November 2018, Tromsø 
    FINT, Trust within and between organizations, January 2019, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland 
  • Workshop: Cyber security and critical infrastructure, February 2019, LSE, London, UK 
  • Empowering Women in the Maritime Community, Research conference, April 2019, World Maritime University, Malmö, Sweden 
    Arctic safety, May 2019, Svalbard, Norway 
  • 13th International Conference on Marine Navigation and Safety of Sea transportation TransNav. June 2019, Poland 
  • Workshop: exChain – automated Supply chain and logistics – Aker BP & MARKOM2020, April or September 2019, USN, campus Vestfold