SAMCoT was a centre for research-based innovation, established by the Research Council of Norway. The research activities in SAMCoT were carried out by the host institution NTNU together with UNIS, SINTEF and 14 other partners.
- To provide the research based knowledge necessary in order forthe industry to develop Arctic technology for the energy sector in particular and for society as a whole.
- To specifically address the implications of the presence of ice and permafrost, as well as to produce knowledge that will ensure sustainable and safe exploration, exploitation, and transport from and within the vulnerable Arctic region.
- To provide the foundation for further development of environmentally adapted coastal infrastructure.
UNIS professor Aleksey Marchenko was leader of the WP 1: “Collection & analysis of field data and properties”.