Innovation Workshop – Ocean Technologies (Grimstad)

NORCE Norwegian Research Centre together with SFIs Offshore Mechatronics and Smart Ocean and GCEs NODE and Ocean Technology invite to innovation workshop for exploring emerging topics within ocean technologies that will form the basis for future needs within operation and maintenance in the offshore, marine and maritime sectors.

Whom is the workshop intended for?

The workshop is intended for everyone working in offshore, marine, and maritime sectors that produce, service, or operate equipment, machines, systems, or infrastructure related to operations, 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 problems. Our belief is that by challenging others with your own ideas or problems, innovation processes will be initiated that are based on real needs. 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 through a controlled process. The organizers are open for coordinating efforts stemming 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

08:45 – 09:15: Registration and coffee
09:15 – 09:20: Welcome by SFI Offshore Mechatronics Centre Director Geir Grasmo, UiA
09:20 – 09:35: Condition monitoring in offshore mechatronics (Senior Researcher Rune Schlanbusch, NORCE)
09:35 – 09:50: Data analytics, IT integration and big data (Professor Baltasar Beferull, UiA)
09:50 – 09:55: Introduction of SFI Smart Ocean (Centre Director Ingvar Henne, UiB)
09:55 – 10:10: Technology and applications for acoustic positioning and communication systems (Erik Bjerke, Kongsberg Maritime)
10:10 – 10:25: New sensor technology development in SFI Smart Ocean (Chief Scientist Peter James Thomas, NORCE)
10:25 – 10:50: Break
10:50 – 11:10: Digitalization for operation and maintenance (Kelvin Sundli, Technical Program Manager, Product Strategy, Cognite)
11:10 – 11:25: Experiences from Offshore Operations (Rune Reinertsen, Origo Solution)
11:25 – 11:40: Steinharde beslutninger er gull verd – kjerneboring på 4000 meters dyp (Andreas Svanlund, Business Developer, Seabed Solutions)
11:40 – 11:55: Industry point of view 4 Aquaculture
12:00 – 13:00: Lunch
13:00 – 13:45: Innovation workshop Part 1 by GCE NODE
13:45 – 14:15: Break
14:15 – 15:00: Innovation workshop Part 2 by GCE NODE
15:00 – 15:30: Presentation of ideas and plenum discussion
15:30 – 15:45: Wrap up