Welcome to the KIFEE-10 symposium, 5–8 October 2018


Welcome to the KIFEE-10 symposium, 5–8 October 2018


Welcome to the 10th KIFEE symposium. It will be arranged in Norway, mainly onboard on the Norwegian Coastal Express. The coastal vessel (MS Finnmarken) will during the symposium carry the participants from Tromsø to Trondheim. The ship provides accommodation and conference facilities.

The symposium is a continuation of the KIFEE symposia arranged in Japan and Norway; the previous one (KIFEE-9) in Kyoto, Japan in March, 2017.

The KIFEE symposium is an important strategic event for NTNU and provides a forum for scientists and engineers to discuss and exchange recent advances in the fields of environment, energy and materials, as well as education in these areas.

The venue 

The KIFEE-10 symposium will start on Oct 5th with lunch and a plenary session (tentative start 13:00) at Hotel the Edge in Tromsø. In the evening the participants will go onboard on the coastal vessel MS Finnmarken that during the rest of the symposium will carry the participants from Tromsø to Trondheim. The ship provides accomodation and conference facilities. For practical information regarding the voyage, MS Finnmarken and the ports, look here. For the saling plan look here.


An overview of the program is given below. The detailed program can be found here

Workshop programs can be found following the links below:

PE: Program & Book of abstracts

ESAIM: Program

ABM: Program

EEE: Program

Participation by invitation only

MS Finnmarken has capacity for about 95-100 participants, which is lower than for traditional KIFEE symposia. For this reason participation requires invitation from either the leader group in Norway or in Japan (see here).


Upon approval of participation, you can register for the conference:

Registration is now closed.

The registration form also contains questions regarding info requested by the coastal express.

Conference fee

The conference fee (VAT included) is:

  • NOK 6900,- for regular participants in a single bedded cabin
  • NOK 5600,- for regular participants in a twin cabin 
  • NOK 3200,- for students (also PhD students) in a twin cabin

and includes:

  • Lunch and dinner at Hotel the Edge on Friday October the 5th
  • Accommodation on MS Finnmarken Oct 5th-8th
  • All meals onboard the Ship (Oct. 6th – 7th: Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Oct 8th: Breakfast) and coffee breaks

Travel information

To Tromsø

Participants from Japan should plan for travelling via Oslo (OSL) with SAS, KLM, Lufthansa, Finnair (and collaborating airlines). Early booking is recommended.

There are several daily flights from Oslo (OSL) to Tromsø (TOS) (SAS, Norwegian)

KLM has three daily flights from Amsterdam to Tromsø. Departure time 07:45 or 09:40. Travel time is 7-9 hours due to transfer in Stavanger (SVG) or Bergen (BGO)

Note also several daily flights from Trondheim to Tromsø (SAS, Norwegian)

Return flights from Trondheim (TRD)

Both SAS and Norwegian have numerous flights from TRD airport to Oslo (OSL).

SAS has direct flights to Copenhagen (CPH).

KLM has direct flights to Amsterdam (AMS) and Copenhagen (CPH). 

Return flights from other ports during the symposium.

Can anyone disembark the ship at each (or where) port for going back to Japan?

It is in principle possible, but rather inconvenient.

The boat stops several places having small airports, but flights (SAS, often operated by Wideroe) are less frequent. The major options for leaving the boat are:

  • Harstad (Boat arrives Saturday 6th October 07:45. Earliest plane to Oslo is 10:40 (SAS)
  • Bodø (Boat arrives Sunday 7th October 04:15). Earliest plane to Oslo is 12:36 (SAS)
  • Sandnessjøen (Boat arrives Sunday 7th October 12:30). Earliest plane to Trondheim and Oslo (via Trondheim) is 14:05. Next 18:15 (both SAS)
  • Brønnøysund (Boat arrives Sunday 7th October 15:45). Earliest plane to Oslo is 16:35 (direct). Next 18:25 (via Trd)

Accomodation in Tromsø Oct. 4th - 5th

For those of you in need of accommodation in Tromsø Oct 4th – 5th we have reserved some rooms at Hotel the Edge (the conference venue on Friday 5th). Please note that accommodation in Tromsø is NOT included in the conference fee. The hotel room is paid by the individual upon check-out.


For queastions regarding practical issues, please contact Marianne Øksnes Dalheim: marianne.dalheim@ntnu.no

Symposium topics

Plenary sessions (strategic)

The strategic plenary sessions focus on the science and technology related to sustainability, energy, materials and biomaterials, as well as education, mobility, and research collaboration between Japan and Norway

Confirmed plenary speakers

  • Ole Harbitz – The Norwegian Radiation Protection Authority
  • Truls Nordby – Department of Chemistry, University of Oslo (UiO)
  • Louis Boumans – UiO Museum of Cultural History
  • Pål Brekke  - The Norwegian Space Centre
  • Øystein Ulleberg – Institute For Energy technology(IFE)
  • Mari-Ann Einarsrud – Department of Materials Science and Engineering, NTNU
  • Masahiro Tatsumisago – Osaka Prefecture University
  • Takeshi Bessho – Toyota Motor Corporation
  • Yasuhiko Ito – I’MSEP Co., Ltd.


The four parallel workshops address specific research topics related to the areas. They consist of lectures and poster presentations, as well as discussions related to future research collaborations.

  1. Process Engineering
  2. Electrolysis Systems and Advanced Inorganic Materials
  3. Advanced Biological Materials
  4. Education in Environment and Energy

Do you wish to give a presentation at one of the workshops?

Please contact the contact persons (in Japan or Norway) for each area listed on the main page (Conference and workshop organizers).The final workshop programs will be available at the KIFEE-10 conference.

Aurora borealis

The voyage may provide excellent opportunities for observing the Aurora borealis, which is more prominent in the northern Norway. A good observation will rely on some variables:

  1. The solar activity creating Aurora borealis. Several websites and apps have ‘aurora forecasts’.
  2. The weather, which unfortunately is not predictable. We recommend consulting the website www.yr.no (English: https://www.yr.no/?spr=eng) for the latest weather forecast.

The vessel MS Finnmarken has ample outside areas suitable for watching the aurora or the scenery. Just be prepared by bringing warm clothes. Read more here

The voyage – wind and waves?

October in northern Scandinavia may offer anything from relatively warm, sunny and calm days to strong winds, rain and occasionally, snow. The vessels of Hurtigruten are especially constructed to maintain high stability in all kinds of weather. Delays are rare in early October.

Fortunately, much of the voyage, especially in the daytime, goes in calm waters shielded from the predominantly western winds by islands.


Contact information

Contact information

Leader group, Japan (LG-J)

Koji Amezawa, Tohoku University (Chair)

Takuya Goto, Doshisha University, (Secretary)

Leader group, Norway (LG-N)

Bjørn E. Christensen, NTNU (Chair)

Geir Martin Haarberg, NTNU (Co-chair/Secretary)

Complete list of KIFEE leader groups

13 Jan 2020

The 2018 NTNU Japan Seminar

The 2018 NTNU Japan Seminar

The NTNU Japan Program cordially invites you to:

The 2018 NTNU Japan Seminar: “Policies for Promoting Renewable Energy and the Hydrogen Economy: New Challenges and Opportunities”

When: Monday, October 8 (registration from 12:30) and Tuesday, October 9

Where: Vallhall Conference Room, Quality Hotel Augustin, Trondheim

For Registration and more details follow the link below

Welcome to NTNU's Japan Program Homepage