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 by Senior Researcher Rune Schlanbusch, NORCE
09:35 – 09:50Data analytics, IT integration and big data by Professor Baltasar Beferull, UiA
09:50 – 09:55Introduction of SFI Smart Ocean by Centre Director Ingvar Henne, UiB
09:55 – 10:10TBC1, from SFI Smart Ocean
10:10 – 10:25TBC2, from SFI Smart Ocean
10:25 – 10:50Break
10:50 – 11:10Digitalization for operation and maintenance by Cognite
11:10 – 11:25Title TBD
(Rune Reinertsen, Origo Solution)
11:25 – 11:40Steinharde beslutninger er gull verd – kjerneboring på 4000 meters dyp
(Andreas Svanlund, Business Developer, Seabed Solutions)
11:40 – 11:55Industry point of view 3 P&A
11:55 – 12:10Industry point of view 4 CCUS
12:10 – 13:00Lunch
13:00 – 13:45Innovation workshop Part 1 by GCE NODE
13:45 – 14:15Break
14:15 – 15:00Innovation workshop Part 2 by GCE NODE
15:00 – 15:30Presentation of ideas and plenum discussion
15:30 – 15:45   Wrap up

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