SFI Smart Ocean

Developing underwater wireless communication along the coast of Norway, for the benefit of science and industry.

Developing underwater wireless communication along the coast of Norway, for the benefit of science and industry.

SFI Smart Ocean is a centre for research-based innovation. Hosted by the ­Department of Physics and Technology at the University of Bergen.


10. May 2022

Wiktoria Karolina Szapoczka (UiB), Keila Lima (HVL) and Astrid Marie Skålvik (UiB) present their respective projects.

02. May 2022

SFI Smart Ocean has now published the annual report for 2021. Click the link below to read an excerpt from the report and download the full document.

UiB and GCE Ocean Technology signs new partnership agreement

21. April 2022

The initiative to start the application process for SFI Smart Ocean came from GCE Ocean Technology. Now  UiB, who coordinates SFI Smart Ocean, and GCE Ocean Technology have signed a new partnership agreement to strengthen the dialogue and collaboration with the ocean industries.
This will hopefully lead to further spin-off projects for SFI Smart Ocean in the future.

Turning Science into Business

7. februar 2022

SFI Smart Ocean and the MarTERA project UNDINA, received valuable input from partners and member from GCE Ocean Technology in a workshop this week.

1. februar 2022

Knowledge-based decisions for sustainable ocean management were on the agenda when the Minister of Climate and Environment, Espen Barth Eide, and colleagues visited UiB and the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. The SFI Smart Ocean solutions for real-time marine observations were presented along with UiB’s research on offshore wind, deep sea research, marine law and economic framework.

19. november 2021

11 students and researchers from NERSC and the University of Bergen participated in a 3-day cruise to Bjørnafjorden south of Bergen and the surrounding area, with the Norwegian Coast Guard vessel KV Tor. The cruise was a part of the SFI Smart Ocean project preparing for a mesoscale observing system using acoustic technology.

Fysisk åpningssermoni

Fysisk åpningssermoni Denne uken avholdt SFI Smart Ocean sin første fysiske samling på Havobservasjonslaboratoriet. Viserektor Gottfried Greve fikk æren av å markere anledningen med en symbolsk kabelkutting på fransk vis,

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Department of physics and technology
University of Bergen
Allégaten 55, 5007 Bergen, Norway