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PROGRAM TRONDHEIM TUESDAY MAY 7 // MONDAY // WEDNESDAY // THURSDAY

PLENARY SESSION: POLICIES and OTHER INITIATIVES for a FRAGILE LIVING OCEAN
Plenary Chair /// Ingrid Schjølberg, Director NTNU Oceans

 

 Time   Speaker   Affiliation  Topic
Being Salmon Being Human - Teaser of Theatrical Performance
09:30 Alan Simcock Joint Coordinator at UN Group of Experts of the Regular Process (World Ocean Assessment) "Sustainability for 7/10ths of the planet: the United Nations' First Global Integrated Marine Assessment and the 2030 Sustainability Goals"
09:45 Harald Solberg CEO Norwegian Ship-owners Association Sustainable Shipping
10:00 Bjørn Haugland CEO of the Business Alliance Industry Collaboration Towards Sustainability TBC
10:15 Anna Mária Sikór Ambassador of Hungary TBA
10:30 Iwona Woicka-Żuławska Ambassador of the Republic of Poland TBA
10:45 NTNU PhDs NTNU TBA

10:55-11:00(TBA)

11:00 Ingrid Schjølberg Director NTNU Oceans TBA
11:15 TBA TBA TBA

Ocean Talks: (11:30-11:45)

Panel Discussions
TBA

11:45-11:45(TBA)

11:45 Richard Thompson Director of the Marine Institute - University of Plymouth Microplastic TBC
12:00 Ramón Larramendi Project Leader Inuit Windsled Antarctica expedition Inuit Windsled Antarctica, a project for the Scientific Research of the Poles TBC
12:15 Jan-Gunnar Winther Director Norwegian Centre for the Ocean and the Arctic, NOFIMA & Specialist Director at the Norwegian Polar Institute Foresight study by Centre for Ocean and Arctic TBC

Ocean Talks: (12:30-12:45)

Panel Discussions
TBA

LUNCH (12:45-13:30)

 

PARALLEL SESSIONS

GREEN ENERGY IMPACTS on a BLUE OCEAN
Session chair /// Ingrid Schjølberg, Director NTNU Oceans

 

 Time   Speaker   Affiliation Topic 
...
13.30 Johan Einar Hustad; Nils Anders Røkke NTNU Director TSO Energy; Executive Vice President Sustainability - SINTEF NTNU & SINTEF - Research efforts on renewable energy
13:40 Andreea Strachinescu Head of Unit New Energy Technologies and Innovation in the Directorate General for Energy, European Commission EU as a driver to Advances in New Energy Technologies
13.55 Karl Eirik Schjøtt-Pedersen CEO The Norwegian Oil and Gas Association An Oil and Gas Perspective
14.10 Tor Eldervik University of Bergen, Geophysical Institute Energy-Climate Balance, finding the right formula
Ocean Talks: (14:25-15:00)
Coffee Break (1500-15.30)
15.30 Trond Strømgren Subsea Innovator at GCE Ocean Technology TBA
15.45 TBA TBA TBA
16.00 Elisabetta Tedeschi NTNU Dept. of Electric Power Engineering Energy Grids, future of the energy distribution in Europe
16.15 TBA TBA TBA
16.30 PhD Pitch Session:Erick Fernando Alves ; Atousa Elahidoost/Abel A. Taffese; Spyridon Chapaloglou NTNU Wind turbines in O&G platforms; Offshore electrical grids; TBA
Ocean Talks: (16:45-17:00)

 

COASTAL ENGINEERING CROSSING OVER
Session Chair /// Hans Bihs, NTNU

 

 Time   Speaker   Affiliation  Topic
...
13.30 Athul Sasikumar Coastal engineer, Norconsult New Design and Modeling Approaches in Coastal Engineering
13:45 Bruno Sainte-Rose Lead Computational Modeler at The Ocean Cleanup Computer models to help clean the oceans
14.00 Kjersti Bruserud Management assistant/advisor to Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Equinor TBA
14.15 Nils Goseberg TU Braunschweig/GWK The Future of Experiments in Coastal Engineering
14.30 Arun Kamath NTNU, Dept. Civil and Environmental Engineering Cutting-edge aquaculture structure hydrodynamics - from research to teaching
14.45 Csaba Pakozdi Sintef Ocean Building Next-Generation Computational Marine Hydrodynamics Software
Coffee Break (15.00-15.30)
15.30 Claes Eskilsson Ålborg University/RISE Gøteborg Ocean Wave Energy
15.45 Raed Lubbad NTNU, Dept. Civil and Environmental Engineering Arctic Coastal Engineering
16.00 Marit Reiso SAP TBA
16:15 PhD pitch session: Tobias Martin; Weizhi Wang; Sungsoo Lim NTNU TBA
Ocean Talks: (16:35-17:00)

 

NEW BIO-MARINE INDUSTRIES based on RESOURCES LOW in the FOOD CHAIN
Session Chair /// Aleksander Handå, SINTEF & Berit Løkensgard Strand, NTNU

 

 Time   Speaker   Affiliation Topic 
...
13.30 Karl Almås, TBC SINTEF Ocean, TBC Prospects for new marine value chains
13:45 Beate Strandli, TBC Aker Biomarin, TBC TBA
14.00 Kurt Tande Calanus TBC Harvesting and use of Calanus
14.15 Stein Kaartvedt UiO TBC Stock estimation of mesopelagic fish
14.30 Hanne Digre Sintef Ocean Results from ongoing projects - SFI Harvest
14.45 NN SpermVital TBC TBA
Coffee Break (15.00-15.35)
15.35 Andreas Hagemann SINTEF Ocean Dept. of Environment and New Resources Norwegian plankton technology center; New species in aquaculture
15.50 Terje Finstad Dept. of Interdisciplinary Studies of Culture Seaweed as horizon resource in blue imaginaries, Norway 1950s to 2000s?
16.05 Are Kristiansen AlgiPharma, TBC STBA
16.20 Finn Aachmann NTNU Dept. of Biotechnology and Food Science Norwegian Seaweed processing platform
16.35 PhD pitch session: Espen Arntsen, NTNU TBC; Gaspard Phillipps, NTNU TBC; Pierrick Stewant, NTNU TBC; Haiqing Wang, NTNU TBC; Inka Seekamp, NTNU TBC; NTNU TBA
Conclusions: (17:00)

 

PLENARY SPEAKERS   //  TUESDAY MAY 7

Alan Simcock

ALAN SIMCOCK - Joint Coordinator UN World Ocean Assessment

Alan Simcock is currently Joint Coordinator of the United Nations' Group of Experts of the Regular Process for World Ocean Assessment.

After graduating with first-class honours from the University of Oxford, Alan Simcock studied economics and statistics at the Treasury Centre for Administrative Studies.  He was Private Secretary to successive United Kingdom Prime Ministers in 1969 – 1972, and then worked in the UK Department of the Environment on railways and shipping, new towns, waste disposal and the regulation of local government.

Since retirement in 2006, he has worked on World Ocean Assessment, where he is currently Joint Coordinator of the Group of Experts charged with organizing it. 

Andreea Strachinescu

ANDREEA STRACHINESCU - EC New Energy Technologies & Innovation

Andreea Strachinescu is head of the New Energy Technologies and Innovation unit in the Directorate General for Energy at the European Commission. She is responsible for the development of policy and actions on non-nuclear energy research and innovation. She leads core files including the Strategic Energy Technology Plan, which is the energy research and innovation strategy of EU, as well as Horizon 2020, which is the main financing instrument of research and innovation at the EU level.

Ms. Strachinescu studied mechanical engineering and business administration in Bucharest, Romania and has an MSc in International Affairs from HEC Montreal.

HARALD SOLBERG

HARALD SOLBERG - CEO Norwegian Shipowners' Association

Harald Solberg took up the position as CEO of the Norwegian Shipowners’ Association from 1 January 2018. From June 2016 through 2017, Solberg was Chief of the the Royal Secretariat.

He served as Deputy CEO at the Norwegian Shipowners’ Association from 2015 to 2016, and from 2011 to 2015 as Director of Industrial Policy and Communication

INGRID SCHJØLBERG - Director NTNU Oceans

Ingrid Schjølberg is Vice Dean for research and innovation at the Faculty of Engineering. She is professor in Marine Technology and director of NTNU Oceans. Schjølberg is a key player in the Norwegian marine and maritime arena and a member of the expert group at the Norwegian High Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy.

NTNU Oceans is one of four strategic research areas at NTNU. NTNU Oceans generates and supports key research activities on maritime transport – autonomous ships; deep-ocean research; polar science and technology; sustainable seafood and marine bio resources; marine minerals and renewables; marine environment, society and sustainability.

Jan-Gunnar Winther

JAN-GUNNAR WINTHER - Director Norwegian Centre Ocean & Arctic

Jan-Gunnar Winther is Director of the Norwegian Centre for the Ocean and the Arctic at Nofima and Specialist Director at the Norwegian Polar Institutelocated in Tromsø.

After obtaining a construction engineering degree in 1987 at the Norwegian Institute of Technology, Jan-Gunnar Winther gained a PhD in polar hydrology at the same institution in 1993 following a period of study at the University of British Columbia in Canada. He began working at the Norwegian Polar Institute in 1994, and was its director from 2005 to 2017.

From 2018, Winther is director of a newly established governmental center for the Ocean and the Arctic. He was a researcher at SINTEF (Foundation for Scientific and Industrial Research) for 6 years, held a chair at the University Centre in Svalbard and took courses at the Norwegian Defence University College in 2003 and 2013. He has been deputy head of the government-appointed “group of experts for the northern regions”.

Richard Thompson

RICHARD THOMPSON - Director Marine Institute, Uni. of Plymouth

Richard Thompson, Director of the Marine Institute - University of Plymouth

Thompson is an internationally renowned marine scientist and influencer. Professor Richard Thompson is one of the world’s leading experts on marine litter and was made an OBE in December 2017 for services to marine science. Thompson will continue to lead the International Marine Litter Research Unit while facilitating around 3,000 other researchers and students across a range of marine disciplines.

Bjørn Haugland

BJØRN K. HAUGLAND - Chief Sustainability Officer in DNV GL

Bjørn Kjærand Haugland is Executive Vice President and the Chief Sustainability Officer in DNV GL Group.

In his capacity as CSO for DNV GL group he oversees the groups sustainability performance and drives company-wide sustainability initiatives. 

IWONA WOICKA-ŻUŁAWSKA

IWONA WOICKA-ŻUŁAWSKA - Polish ambassador to Norway

Woicka-Zulawska is a polish diplomat and from March 15, 2018 Polish Ambassador to Norway. She graduated from the Faculty of Economic Sciences at the University of Warsaw, and defended her PhD at the College of World Economy at the Warsaw School of Economics .

In 1997, she started working in the Office of the Committee for European Integration , dealing with the negotiations and the process of Poland's accession to the EU in the scope of the freedom to provide services and the information society.

Sturla Henriksen

STURLA HENRIKSEN - Special Advisor UN Global Compact

Sturla Henriksen has been appointed Special Advisor to the United Nations Global Compact, effective 1 January 2018.

In his new role, Henriksen will support the efforts of the UN to strengthen international cooperation between business and governments, and promote sustainable development of the world’s oceans.

Anna Mária Sikó, Ambassador of Hungary

ANNA MARIA SIKO - Ambassador of Hungary

Anna Mária Sikó graduatet at ELTE University in Budapest (MA in English and French Literature and Linguistics) while working as Managing Director of the Hungarian affiliate served on the Board of Directors of International House World Organization (London) and she was also an international QC/QA-supervisor for IHWO that gave her a wide exposure to international work including in Bangkok, Bratislava, Bucharest, Hastings, Krakow, Lisbon, London and Moscow.

Sikó joined in 2011 the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Hungary and was appointed Ambassador of Hungary to Australia and cross-accredited to New-Zealand and the South Pacific Islands between 2011 and 2015.

Vegar Johansen

VEGAR JOHANSEN - CEO SINTEF Ocean

Vegar Johansen is the CEO of SINTEF Ocean. Under his leadership SINTEF Oceans conducts research and innovation related to ocean space for national and international industries. 

SINTEF has a long tradition for being a knowledge supplier and a good partner for Norwegian companies. We will continue to be so in the future, and through SINTEF Ocean we have established a centre of gravity for marine and maritime research, both in Norway and internationally.

Ramón Larramendi

RAMON LARRAMENDI - Polar Explorer, Inuit Windsled

Ramón Larramendi is a Spanish polar explorer and adventurous traveler who has promoted and developed a WindSled (also call Inuit WindSled) unique in the world,[1] intended for the research in Antarctica and Greenland. He has travelled more than 40.000 km in polar territories.

One of his first milestones was the Circumpolar Expedition in the Arctic, during which he covered 14,000 km using only a dog sled and a kayak. This trip, in which he spent three years, laid the foundations for his later projects. In recent years, Larramendi has led a dozen expeditions in Antarctica and Greenland with his WindSled vehicle, whose ultimate goal is to be used for polar scientific research.

PARALLEL SPEAKERS   //  TUESDAY MAY 7

JOHAN E. HUSTAD, NTNU Director TSO Energy

JOHAN EINAR HUSTAD

 

Session:
Green Energy Impacts on a Blue Ocean

 

 

TROND STRØMGREN, GCE Ocean Technology

TROND STRØMGREN

 

Session:
Green Energy Impacts on a Blue Ocean

 

 

MARIT REISO, Senior Product Specialist SAP

MARIT REISO

 

Session:
Coastal Engineering Crossing Over

 

 

ATHUL SASIKUMAR, Norconsult

ATHUL SASIKUMAR

 

Session:
Coastal Engineering Crossing Over

 

NILS ANDERS RØKKE, E.V.P. Sustainability - SINTEF

Nils Arnders Røkke

Session:
Green Energy Impacts on a Blue Ocean

 

 

ANDREEA STRACHINESCU, European Commission

ANDREEA STRACHINESCU

 

Session:
Green Energy Impacts on a Blue Ocean

 

 

HANNE DIGRE, Env. & New Resources SINTEF Ocean

HANNE DIGRE

Session:
New Biomarine
Industries Based
on Resources
Low in the Food Chain

 

BRUNO SAINTE-ROSE, The Ocean Cleanup

BRUNO SAINTE-ROSE

 

Session:
Coastal Engineering Crossing Over

 

 

CASABA PAKOZDI, Senior Research Scientist SINTEF

CASABA PAKOZDI

 

Session:
Coastal Engineering Crossing Over

 

HANS BIHS, NTNU Dept. of Civil & Env. Engineering

Hans Bihs

Session:
Coastal Engineering Crossing Over

 

KARL E. SCHJØTT-PEDERSEN, CEO Norwegian Oil & Gas

KARL EIRIK SCHJØTT-PEDERSEN

 

Session:
Green Energy Impacts on a Blue Ocean

 

 

CLAES ESKILSSON. Ålborg University/RISE

CLAES ESKILSSON

 

Session:
Coastal Engineering Crossing Over

 

 

ARUN KAMATH, NTNU Dept. of Civil & Env. Engineering

ARUN KAMATH

 

Session:
Coastal Engineering Crossing Over

 

 

RAED LUBBAD, NTNU Dept. of Civil & Env. Engineering

RAED LUBBAD

 

Session:
Coastal Engineering Crossing Over

 

FINN AACHMANN, NTNU Dept. Biotech. & Food Science

Finn Aachmann

Session:
New Biomarine
Industries Based
on Resources
Low in the Food Chain

 

KJERSTI BRUSERUD, Advisor to CTO Equinor

KJERSTI BRUSERUD

 

Session:
Coastal Engineering Crossing Over

 

 

BERIT L. STRAND, NTNU Dept. Biotech. & Food Science

Berit L. Strand

Session:
New Biomarine
Industries Based
on Resources
Low in the Food Chain

 

ALEKSANDER HANDÅ, SINTEF Ocean

Aleksander Handå

Session:
New Biomarine
Industries Based
on Resources
Low in the Food Chain

 

NILS GOSEBERG, TU Braunschweig/GWK

Nils Goseberg, TU Braunschweig/GWK

 

Session:
Coastal Engineering Crossing Over

 

TERJE FINSTAD, NTNU Interd. Studies of Culture

Terje Finstad

Session:
New Biomarine
Industries Based
on Resources
Low in the Food Chain