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Industrial Ecology Digital Lab
Digitalization of Research



Consolidate digital infrastructure and ease the integration of newly developed tools by providing code and data exchange standards across the group


Develop novel software based on common needs across the Industrial Ecology programme, thereby building an Industrial Ecology software and data toolbox.


Explore synergies with other research and research software engineering groups by connecting to similar initiatives in the sustainability and environmental research community.



  • Industrial Ecology

    Industrial ecology (IndEcol) is in the core of sustainability science, connecting environmental, economic and data research to assess global environmental issues, analyse the life cycle of individual products and the material/energy flows at different geographical scales.

  • Methodologies

    IndEcol uses four main methodologies: Life Cycle Assessment, Environmentally Extended Multi-Regional Input-Output analysis, Impact Assessment and Material Flow Analysis.

    The Industrial Ecology Programme at NTNU is one of a few places in the world covering all four methodologies, therefore providing an unique opportunity to establish an overarching digital infrastructure for coupling and integrating analytic tools and datasets across the research group.

  • Research tasks and projects

    However, despite accumulating a vast amount of data and analysis tools, these were mainly developed for singular research tasks or projects; model integration, reuse of developed software and gathered data across the whole group remained limited.

  • Digital Laboratory

    This motivated the establishment of the Digital Laboratory of the IndEcol Programme. Read more at:


Contact Us

Email: IEDL@email.
NTNU - Industrial Ecology Programme
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