03 June | 08:30 - 16:00 | Stavanger | Members only

Join our workshop about how we can work closer together to accelerate deep sea minerals exploration.

We will discuss business models for explorations, value chain possibilities, industry roadmap and national RDI strategy.

The aim of the workshop is to gather the Norwegian industry and researchers to discuss an action plan and areas of collaboration about how to accelerate deep sea exploration.

The main focus for the day will be about marine mineral resources. This will be seen in conjunction with environmental aspects and a legal framework being established.

Target group

This seminar is targeting decision makers, managers, business and technology developers, researcher and public entities who are working with or evaluating marine minerals as an industry opportunity for the future.


08:30 Registration
09:00 Welcome and introduction, Jon Hellevang, R&D Manager GCE Ocean Technology

Session #1: Exploration model and framework
09:05 Summary/recap of NPD seminar 2 June, Jon Hellevang, R&D Manager GCE Ocean Technology
09:10 Experience from and visions for deep sea exploration, Jean-Marc Daniel, Director of the MERS Carnot Institute and Head of physical resources and seep-sea ecosystems at IFREMER
09:35 Aker’s activities and perspectives on a possible new industry, Ebbe Hartz Lead geologist Aker and Børre Andreas Sveen, Project Manager Aker Marine Minerals
09:55 Break
10:20 Taking the first industrial steps into the deep sea in Norway, Ståle Monstad CEO, Green Minerals
10:35 Framework and actions needed for Norway to take a global leading role, Walter Sognnes CEO, Loke Marine Minerals
10:50 Perspectives on framwork needed to move forward, Hans Petter Klohs Executive Chairman & CFO Adepth Minerals
11:05 Break
11:20 Workshop #1 – Framework, exploration models and collaboration needed to accelerate deep sea exploration
12:00 Lunch

Session #2: Examples of joint initiatives
13:00 Need for targeted R&D-programme and examples of large joint R&D initiatives, Lars Sørum, Research Director SINTEF
13:10 SAFE – Sustainable Exploration JIP initiative, Alden Denny Chief Geoscientist, Adepth Minerals
13:20 Environmental, Social and Governance – ESG Handbook initiative, Jens Laugesen / Marte Rusten, DNV
13:30 Pilot centre for onshore processing of seabed minerals, Thore Sørensen Senior Process Engineer at ReSiTec
13:40 Future Materials – How can the Norwegian Catapult Center provide help with early assessment of seabed minerals, Siv Emanuelsen Advisor, Future Materials Catapult
13:50 Joint test sites and RDI infrastructure, Jon Hellevang, R&D Manager GCE Ocean Technology
14:00 Break
14:30 Exploration gaps – information sought to improve resource estimates, Harald Brekke Senior Geologist, Norwegian Petroleum Directorate
14:45 Equinor’s technology- and competence project,  Jens Emil Vindstad Equinor
15:00 National R&D gaps and priorities, TBA
15:10 Norwegian battery and mineral strategy, TBA
15:20 Workshop #2 – Action plan moving forward
15:55 Summary of the day and way forward
16:00 End of programme

Changes in the pogramme might occur.

A seminar about the launching of data from the mapping on the Norwegian continental shelf, is held by the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate 2 June. We expect many joint participants and will host a tapas dinner 2 June 19:00-21:00 at Hotell Victoria.

Participation and Costs

The participant fee is 2000,- NOK ex.mva (includes tapas dinner on the evening of 2 June).

This event is exclusively open for members and partners of GCE Ocean Technology, Norwegian oil and gas, Norwegian Forum for Marine Minerals and GCE NODE.


Travel and Accomodation

Participants organise and pay for their own accommodation and travelling costs.

We have reserved 50 rooms at a rate of NOK 1590,- per room at Hotell Victoria from 2-3 June. Use booking code “GCE Ocean Technology”.

To book your room contact post@hotel-victoria.no (phone: +47 51 86 70 00) before 29 April to ensure availability.

Contact Information:
Jon O. Hellevang                                                               Christian von der Ohe
R&D Manager                                                                      RD&I Manager
+47 988 48 828                                                                   +47 917 29 426
jon.hellevang@gceocean.no                                         christian@gcenode.no

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