This first COTech conference is organized as part of the research and dissemination activities of the Program Area for research "COTech - Computational methods in Offshore Technology" at Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Stavanger (UiS). The Program Area for research was founded in 2015 with seven professor, four assoc. professors, two adj. professors and five research (PhD) students as founding members from the department of Mechanical and Structural Engineering and Materials Science (IKM), whose expertise and competence lies primarily within marine technology, marine operations, design and analysis of mechanical systems, integrity and reliability of offshore structures and mechanical systems.
initiative to establish the Program Area within Computational Methods
in Offshore Technology emerges from the following three current
In the offshore-related engineering area in particular, numerical computation approach is not only serving as a means to cultivate and realize innovative ideas, but also it is becoming the primary choice to solve complex engineering problems for the harsh and unfriendly environment. Through this Program Area for research, the group's ambition is to become a center of excellence in marine and offshore technology.
The Program Area is divided into five workpackages as shown below.