Simulator for Arctic Marine Structures (ArcIso)

Software services supporting simulation of marine structures in the Arctic region

During 2014-2018, NTNU and ArcIso has engaged Ceetron Solutions to support the implementation of a software package that demonstrates and verifies NTNU's research within simulation of Arctic marine operations. The software services have targeted modeling of ice fields for simulation purposes, numerical simulation of marine structures in sea-ice, system architecture, data communication between simulation modules, and data visualization.

Ceetron Solutions has, for instance, contributed to the software modules IceMaker and IceView as illustrated by the screenshots below.

IceMaker is a module which creates an ice field for simulation purposes based on ice floe statistics and user input specifying ice field extent, ice concentration, ice floe maximum and minimum size.

IceView is a results postprocessor for animation and viewing of time series of simulation data. IceView can be used for viewing simulations of a structure being towed in sea-ice including the fracturing of ice floes.

From 2017, the collaboration has been forwarded by the NTNU spin-off company ArcIso AS.

ArcISo (Arctic Integrated Solutions) is a company developing numerical tools for analysing and simulating the effects of sea ice and glacial ice on Arctic offshore and coastal structures. Main product is SAMS - Simulator for Arctic Marine Structures. ArcIso is a spin-off company of NTNU. For more information on ArcIso, please refer to

The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) is the largest university in Norway with a staff totaling 6700 person-years and approximately 39 000 students. The university has the main national responsibility for higher education and research in science and technology. The university hosts four Norwegian Centers of Excellence and seven Centres for Research-based Innovation.

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