31 August | 09:15 - 15:45 | Bergen | Open for all

You are invited to an innovation workshop together with NORCE Norwegian Research Centre, SFIs Offshore Mechatronics, SFI Smart Ocean and GCE NODE and GCE Ocean Technology.

Time: Thursday 31 August, 09:15 – 15:45
Place: VilVite, Nash Auditorium, Thormøhlensgate 51, Bergen

The goal of the workshop is to explore emerging topics within ocean technologies that will form the basis for future needs within operation and maintenance in the offshore, marine and maritime sectors.

This is 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.



08:45 Registration and coffee

09:15 Welcome by GCE Ocean Technology, Bjarte Fagerås

09:20 Smart sensor networks in the Ocean, by Centre Director Ingvar Henne, UiB

09:35 Introduction of by SFI Offshore Mechatronics Centre Director Geir Grasmo, UiA

09:40 TBC1, from SFI Offshore Mechatronics

09:55 TBC2, from SFI Offshore Mechatronics

10:10 Break

10:40 Monitoring solutions for marine observations, by Inger Graves, Aanderaa (Xylem)

11:00 Visualization of marine observations and infrastructure status, by TBC, Bouvet

11:20 Industry point of view 1 Offshore Energy/offshore wind

11:35 Industry point of view 2 Marine Minerals

11:50 Industry point of view 3 Aquaculture

12:05 Industry point of view 4 CCUS

12:20 Lunch

13:10 Innovation workshop Part 1 by GCE Ocean Technology

13:55 Break

14:25 Innovation workshop Part 2 by GCE Ocean Technology

15:10 Presentation of ideas and plenum discussion

15:40 Wrap up
15:50 End of workshop


Participation and Costs

The workshop is open for all and free of charge. It 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.