Norwegian Polar Institute/Seaonics
Sea-trials and testing of equipment
The Norwegian Polar Institute works with the environmental management needs in the polar regions. They operate research stations in Arctic and the Antarctic, carry out expeditions and are the owners of the research vessel Kronprins Haakon.
Testing AHC equipment in rough weather conditions
Kronprins Haakon, a Norwegian research vessel is built for the Norwegian Polar Institute by Fincantieri, Italy. The will be operated by the Institute of Marine Research with the University of Tromsø as the largest user. Kronprins Haakon has since December 2017 been in Norway for testing and finalizing of equipment installation.
CDP Studio was used by SEAONICS for successfully carrying out sea-trials of the Active Heave Compensation (AHC – active motion compensation for the vessels movement due to waves) on nine winches installed on the vessel.
Out-of-the-box yet vessel-specific configurations
SEAONICS delivery comprises premium, all electric, green technologies; a complete package of winches for fishery and scientific purposes, deck cranes, overboard systems including A-frames and Launch and Recovery Systems (LARS). Industrial Control Design AS has developed the control system for the scientific system, all based on CDP Studio.
The use of CDP Studio enabled efficient development of the control systems by reusing a library of pre-made and tested software components and making vessel specific adaptations and configurations. This ensures time and cost efficient development and testing of the control systems.
About Norwegian Polar Institute and Seaonics
The Norwegian Polar Institute is Norway’s central institute for scientific research, environmental monitoring and mapping of the Arctic and Antarctic. The institute is a directorate under the Ministry of Climate and the Environment and is a knowledge provider and advisor to the Norwegian authorities in the polar regions and has administrative authority for all Norwegian activity in Antarctica. The institute has about 160 employees, divided into five departments.
Seaonics is a leading technology company specialized in marine lift and handling operations. Handling loads at sea all over the globe, in Artic and tropical environment , 365 days/year is extremely challenging. Vessels are in motion, there is ice and extreme heat, but the equipment must work.