Innovation Workshop – Ocean Technologies

You are invited to this innovation workshop initiated by NORCE Norwegian Research Centre, SFI Offshore Mechatronics and SFI Smart Ocean and GCE NODE and GCE Ocean Technology. The workshop will explore ocean technologies that will form the basis for future needs within operation and maintenance in the offshore, marine and maritime sectors.

SFI Offshore Mechatronics are now in its ending phase while SFI Smart Ocean is still in its startup phase. These two SFIs have overlapping and adjacent thematic areas which is relevant for the evolving offshore renewable energy sector and ocean farming. Common possibilities relevant for the industry will be approached in the workshop.

Who is the workshop intended for?

The workshop is relevant for everyone working in offshore, marine, and maritime sectors. It is especially for those who design, service or operate systems related to monitoring, performance tracking and decision support.

What is the goal of this workshop?

The goal is to create an arena where stakeholders from different regions and along the value chains within offshore, marine, and maritime industries meet to discuss common challenges and opportunities. Through sharing our perspectives and outcomes of the SFI we believe we will gain an insightful and genuine innovation processes.

The program contains selected inspirational talks from academia and industry, and a workshop element where the participants will suggest and develop their ideas in collaboration. The organizers are open for coordinating efforts originating from the workshop to initiate cooperation for further developing selected prominent topics.

When and where?

24th of August 2023
09:15 – 15:45
Kreativt Møtesenter
Ground floor at Terje Løvås vei 1, Grimstad

Link to registration form


08:45 – 09:15Registration and coffee
09:15 – 09:20Welcome by SFI Offshore Mechatronics Centre Director Geir Grasmo, UiA
09:20 – 09:35Condition monitoring in offshore mechatronics
(Rune Schlanbusch, Senior Researcher, NORCE)
09:35 – 09:50Data analytics, IT integration and big data
(Professor Baltasar Beferull, UiA)
09:50 – 09:55Introduction of SFI Smart Ocean (Ingvar Henne, Centre Director, UiB)
09:55 – 10:10Technology and applications for acoustic positioning and communication systems
(Erik Bjerke, Kongsberg Maritime)
10:10 – 10:25New sensor technology development in SFI Smart Ocean
(Peter James Thomas, Chief Scientist, NORCE)
10:25 – 10:50Break
10:50 – 11:10Digitalization for operation and maintenance
(Kelvin Sundli, Technical Program Manager, Product Strategy, Cognite)
11:00 – 11:15Steinharde beslutninger er gull verd – kjerneboring på 4000 meters dyp
(Andreas Svanlund, Business Developer, Seabed Solutions)
11:15 – 11:35The digital future in aquaculture: opportunities and challenges
(Lars Ebbesson, Research Professor, NORCE)
11:35 – 12:30Lunch
12:30 – 13:30Innovation workshop Part 1 by GCE NODE
13:30 – 14:00Break
14:00 – 14:50Innovation workshop Part 2 by GCE NODE
14:50 – 15:30Presentation of ideas and plenum discussion
15:30 – 15:45   Wrap up

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