Atmospheric Icing Research Team of NUC organized a research seminar on 7th August to discuss the issues related to atmospheric ice accretion on structures in high north. The research seminar was held at NUC as part of a research project funded by Norwegian Centre for International Cooperation in Education, where Narvik University College (NUC) & Chongqing University (CQU) China, are work together with the objective, ‘Contribute to, and enhance, the knowledge about atmospheric ice accretion physics on structures in the High North’. A team of researchers lead by Professor Jiang XingLiang from Chinese State Key Laboratory of Power Transmission Equipment & System Security & Network visited NUC to attend this research seminar and discuss the active research collaboration with atmospheric icing research team of NUC. The State Key Laboratory of Power Transmission Equipment & System Security & Network, Chongqing University China has high reputation and state of the art facilities for advance research on topics related to ice accretion on high power electrical installations.
The seminar also highlighted the contributions of atmospheric icing research team from other ongoing research projects, COLDTECH-RT3 & FRonTLINE, as there exist a strong synergy between all these research projects. A keen interest was shown by the industry to attend this seminar and representatives from different industries such as STATNETT, NORDKRAFTVIND, FUTURUM & HABU Technology attended this. NUC students also showed a keen interest and gave a series of presentations about their summer internship projects in COLDTECH-RT3. The seminar provided an opportunity for academics and industry to meet and discuss the issues related to effects of atmospheric ice accretion on structures in cold climate of high north.
Such scientific event is part of NUC’s long-term strategy to enhance the research activities & competence for cold climate technology and to make NUC a technical hub for cold climate technology in northern Norway. Therefore atmospheric icing research team is determined to enhance its technological/research expertise. The outcome of such events will also facilitate the future development of sustainable infrastructures and operations in the high north.