“Things are starting to materialize in the Arctic. As cost is coming down the activity level is rising”, says Anne-Grete Ellingsen, CEO of GCE NODE and member of the program committee for Arctic Frontiers.
The 4-day annual conference attracted more than 1000 participants from 25 Arctic and non-arctic countries, representing science, business, politics, and civil society.
Arctic Frontiers is an international arena addressing development in the Arctic. The conference discusses how upcoming opportunities and challenges may be handled to ensure viable economic growth and societal and environmental sustainability.
“GCE NODE’s role at the conference was to showcase the cluster and the companies in the cluster. I was happy to follow presentations by Fredrik Major (Sevan Marine), Høye Høyesen (MacGregor) and Hege Kverneland (NOV)”, says Ellingsen.
GCE NODE, GCE Subsea and GCE Blue Maritime organized a breakout session at Arctic Frontiers Business. The breakout session discussed cross over technologies from the maritime and oil & gas sectors.
“The competence and technology that companies in the Norwegian GCE clusters have developed as global suppliers to the oil and gas sector, can also be transferred to other sectors like offshore wind, subsea mining, and aquaculture”, says Ellingsen.