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

PLENARY SESSION: POLICIES AND INITIATIVES FOR A FRAGILE LIVING OCEAN
Plenary Chair /// Ingrid Schjølberg, Director NTNU Oceans

 

 Time 
 Speaker & Affiliation
 Topic
Registration Opens 08:00
09:00 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"
09:20 Harald Solberg, CEO Norwegian Ship-owners Association Sustainable shipping
09:35 Bjørn Haugland, CEO Norway203040 Ocean sustainability leadership, collaboration & innovation
09:50 Anna Mária Sikór, Ambassador of Hungary All waters lead to the Ocean. Water initiatives of a country far from the shores
10:05 Iwona Woicka-Żuławska, Ambassador of the Republic of Poland Synergy in diversity: Creativity, safety and cooperation as pillars of effective seas and oceans management
10:20 Richard Thompson, Director of the Marine Institute - University of Plymouth Marine Litter: Are there solutions to this global environmental challenge?
10:35 Ramón Larramendi, Project Leader Inuit Windsled Antarctica expedition Inuit Windsled project: The first zero emission platform for continental Antarctic research
10:50-11:00 -  Arrival to Conference Venue of His Majesty King Harald visiting NTNU and Ocean Week on May 7 
11:00 Ingrid Schjølberg, Director NTNU Oceans Engagement for sustainable use of the oceans
11:10 Allan Ellingsen, State Secretary at the Ministry of Transport and Communications The Norwegian Government’s strategy for sustainable sea transport
11:20 NTNU Students
Maria G Digernes, Student at Dept. of Chemistr
Brage Sæther, Student at Dept. Electronic Systems
NTNU student projects
Sailing For Science
Milliampere, an autonomous ship

Ocean Talks: (11:30-11:45)  

Research and education for joint international actions for a sustainable ocean 

Panelists: Dag Rune Olsen, Rector University of Bergen;
Andreea Strachinescu, Head of Unit, Maritime Innovation, Marine Knowledge & Investment DG Mare
Waldemar Coutts Ambassador of Chile;
Alexandra Bech Gjørv, President & CEO SINTEF;
Gunnar Bovim, Rector NTNU;

11:45-11:45 - His Majesty King Harald visits Ocean Week stands

11:45 Jan-Gunnar Winther, Director Norwegian Centre for the Ocean and the Arctic, NOFIMA & Specialist Director at the Norwegian Polar Institute Sustainable blue economy in the Norwegian arctic: A foresight for 2030 and 2050

Ocean Talks: (12:00-12:20)

Oceans and climate change

Panelists: Alan Simcock, Joint Coordinator at UN Group of Experts World Ocean Assessment;
Richard Thompson, Marine Institute University of Plymouth;
Jan-Gunnar Winther, Norwegian Centre for the Ocean and the Arctic;
Susan Eaton, SEDNA EPIC EXPEDITION, Expedition Founder

Being Salmon, Being Human – Teaser of the Performance (12:20-12:30)

LUNCH (12:30-13:30)

 

PARALLEL SESSIONS

GREEN ENERGY IMPACT ON A BLUE OCEAN
Session chair /// Ingrid Schjølberg, Director NTNU Oceans

 

 Time 
 Speaker & Affiliation
Topic 
13:30 Johan Einar Hustad,  Director NTNU Energy NTNU - Research efforts on renewable energy
13:40 Andreea Strachinescu, Head of Unit, Maritime Innovation, Marine Knowledge & Investment DG Mare Innovative investments for our future ocean
13:55 Tor Eldevik, University of Bergen, Geophysical Institute Energy-Climate Balance, finding the right formula
14:10 Bente Pretlove, Program Director, Ocean Space DNV GL Group Technology and Research Clean shipping for sustainable oceans
14:25 Henriette Undrum, Vice President Equinor Offshore Wind: new opportunities in the ocean environment

Ocean Talks: (14:25-15:10): Energy-Climate Balance
Panelists:Tor Eldevik, Janne Harstad Rasten (Aker Solutions), Hildegunn Blindheim  (Director climate and the environment Norsk Olje&Gass)
Moderator: Tore Oksholen, Universitetsavisa

Coffee Break (15:10-15:35)
15:35 Janne Harstad Rasten, Senior Vice President, Head of Products Norway Aker Solutions Offshore wind
15:50 Elisabetta Tedeschi, Dept. of Electric Power Engineering, NTNU Large-scale offshore electric grids: perspectives and challenges
16:05 Anders Valland, Research Manager SINTEF Ocean Reducing Cruises Emissions to World Heritage Fjords
16:20 Trond Strømgren, Subsea Innovator at GCE Ocean Technology Marine energy, hydrogen and zero emission propulsion
16:35 Ingrid B. Utne, Dept of Marine Technology Safety and emergency preparedness of cruise ships in Norwegian waters
16:50 PhD Pitch Session:
Erick Fernando Alves, Dept. of Electric Power Engineering
Atousa Elahidoost, Dept. of Electric Power Engineering
Spyridon Chapaloglou, Dept. of Electric Power Engineering
Seok Ki Moon, Dept. of Geoscience and Petroleum
Enabling the power of wind for oil and gas platforms
Model-based design and optimization of offshore HVDC grids

Energy management and control of offshore platforms integrating renewable energy

 

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

 

 Time 
 Speaker & Affiliation
Topic 
13:30 Hans Bihs, Dept. Civil & Environmental Engineering, NTNU Welcome
13:35 Athul Sasikumar, Coastal engineer, Norconsult New design and modeling approaches in coastal engineering
13:50 Bruno Sainte-Rose, Lead Computational Modeler at The Ocean Cleanup Computer models to help clean the oceans
14:05 Kjersti Bruserud, Management assistant/advisor to Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Equinor Perspectives on technology collaboration for shallow waters
14:20 Nils Goseberg, TU Braunschweig/GWK The future of experiments in coastal engineering
14:35 Arun Kamath, Dept. Civil and Environmental Engineering, NTNU Cutting-edge aquaculture structure hydrodynamics - from research to teaching
14:50 Csaba Pakozdi, Sintef Ocean Future wave hydrodynamic modeling needs for the Norwegian offshore industry
Coffee Break (15:05-15:35)
15:35 Claes Eskilsson, Ålborg University/RISE Gøteborg On the wave energy research and development in Sweden
15:50 Raed Lubbad,  Dept. Civil and Environmental Engineering, NTNU Arctic Coastal Engineering
16:05 Marit Reiso, SAP Physics based digital twins in the ocean space
16:20

PhD pitch session:
Tobias Martin, Dept. Civil & Environmental Engineering;

Weizhi Wang, Dept. Civil & Environmental Engineering;
Sungsoo Lim, Dept. Civil & Environmental Engineering


Modelling the interaction of moored-floating structures and waves in a 3D numerical wave tank using CFD;
Efficient wave modelling cascade for multi-scale coastal hydrodynamics;
Numerical modelling of elastic fluid-structure interactions for aquaculture applications
Ocean Talks: (16:35-17:00)

 

NEW BIO MARINE VALUE CHAINS BASED ON RESOURCES LOW IN THE FOOD CHAIN
Session Chair /// Aleksander Handå, SINTEF & Berit Løkensgard Strand, NTNU

 

 Time 
 Speaker & Affiliation
Topic 
13:30 Berit Løkensgard Strand,  Dept. of Biotechnology & Food Science, NTNU;
Ana Karina Carvajal, SINTEF Ocean
Welcome
13:35 Karl Almås, SINTEF Ocean  Prospects for new marine value chains
13:50 Lotte Skolem, Director Product & Technology, Aker BioMarine How to create business value from krill
14:05 Kurt Tande, Calanus Sustainable harvesting and biorefining of the marine zooplankton Calanus finmarchicus
14:20 Stein Kaartvedt, Dept. of Biosciences University of Oslo Abundance and distribution of mesopelagic fish
14:35 Hanne Digre, Research Director, SINTEF Ocean New technology for efficient harvest of mesopelagic fish
14:50 Nils Christian Steig, Managing Director, SpermVital Prolonging the life span of semen with an alginate technology
Coffee Break (15:00-15:35)
15:35 Andreas Hagemann, SINTEF Ocean  Norwegian plankton technology center; New species in aquaculture
15:50 Terje Finstad, Dept. of Interdisciplinary Studies of Culture, NTNU Seaweed as horizon resource in blue imaginaries, Norway 1950s to 2000s?
16:05 Philip D. Rye, AlgiPharma Seaside to bedside: A pharmaceutical application
16:20 Finn Aachmann, NTNU Dept. of Biotechnology and Food Science Norwegian Seaweed processing platform
16:35 PhD pitch session:
Haiqing Wang, Department of Biology;
Margrethe Gardløs, Dept. of Biotechnology & Food Science;
Daria Zaytseva-Zotova, Dept. of Biotechnology & Food Science

Waste from land based salmon farm recycled by Polychaete;
Design of marine polymers – Studying alginate epimerases;
From seaweed to human tissue - alginate in tissue engineering
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 - DG Mare, European Commission

Andreea Strachinescu, Head of Unit Maritime Innovation, Marine Knowledge and Investment in the Directorate General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, is responsible for promoting innovative and emerging technologies and solutions, and ensuring broad dissemination of marine knowledge and research. The Unit fosters innovation and provides policy input to Horizon 2020 and to smart specialisation strategies; it is as well in the lead for providing policy input to the European Fund for Strategic Investments and its use in the maritime economy.

Prior to this position, Ms. Strachinescu was Head of Unit responsible for New Energy Technologies and Innovation in the Directorate General for Energy, European Commission, in charge with the development of policy and actions on non-nuclear energy research and innovation.

 
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

 
Waldemar Coutts

WALDEMAR COUTTS - Ambassador of Chile

Waldemar Coutts is the Ambassador of Chile in Oslo.

Coutts played an important role at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change - Kyoto Protocol.

 

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.

 
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.

 
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”.

 
Rector Dag Rune Olsen

DAG RUNE OLSEN - Rector University of Bergen

Dag Rune Olsen was Dean of the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences at the University of Bergen from 2010 until becoming Rector for his first period in 2013. Olsen has been elected Rector of the University of Bergen for the period 2017-2021.

Olsen was previously Director of Research at the Norwegian Radium Hospital in Oslo and is a Professor in Medical Physics. His research interests are radiation therapy and cancer.

 
Bjørn Haugland

BJØRN K. HAUGLAND - CEO Norway203040

Bjørn Kjærand Haugland is CEO Norway203040.

Haugland previously Chief Sustainability Officer at DNV GL, has been appointed to lead the business consortium Norway203040 which brings together companies representing a wide range of industries including shipping with the aim of implementing Norway’s transfer to a low carbon society.

 
Bożena Michałowska–Jach

BOŻENA MICHALOWSKA-JACH - 1st Counsellor Embassy Rep. of Poland

Bożena Michałowska–Jach is a Polish diplomat and civil servant who currently serves as a First Counsellor for economic affairs at the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Oslo. She began her civil service career in 1992 at the Bureau of the Plenipotentiary for European Integration and Foreign Assistance in the Office of Council of Ministers.

Between 2010-2017 she worked at the Department for Foreign Policy Strategy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. She graduated Warsaw School of Economics.

 
Alexandra Bech Gjørv

ALEXANDRA BECH GJØRV - CEO SINTEF

 

Alexandra Bech Gjørv (born 1965) is a Norwegian lawyer and businesswoman. In 2015 she became the chief executive of SINTEF.

Gjørv graduated as cand.jur. in 1990 from the University of Oslo, received further education at the University of Oxford (1991) and the Suffolk University in Boston (1993), and passed the New York State Bar Exam in 1994.

 

 
Gunnar Bovim

GUNNAR BOVIM - RECTOR NTNU

Gunnar Bovim is a Norwegian physician and civil servant, and the current rector at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. Rector Bovim is the head of NTNU's academic and administrative activities.

Bovim has served on national and international committees and advisory boards on topics such as education, research, medicine and the health sector.

 
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.

 
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.

 
Allan Ellingsen

ALLAN ELLINGSEN-Ministry Transp. & Communications, State Secretary

Allan Ellingsen was appointed State Secretary for the Ministry of Transport and Communications in January 2019.

Ellingen has pursued a successful political career since 2007. From 2015-2018 Ellingsen has played a key political role in the Municipality of Bodø and Nordland County Council and was deputy Mayor in 2014-2015 or the Municipality of Bodø.

 

PARALLEL SPEAKERS   //  TUESDAY MAY 7

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

Berit L. Strand

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

 

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

 

PHILIP D. RYE, Chief Scientific Officer, AlgiPharma

Philip D. Rye, AlgiPharma

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

 

KARL ALMÅS, SINTEF Ocean Seafood Technology

Karl Almås, SINTEF Ocean Seafood Technology

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

 

ANDREAS HAGEMANN, SINTEF Oceans

Andreas Hagemann, SINTEF Ocean Dept. of Environment and New Resources

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

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 Ind. 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

 

JANNE H. RASTEN, Senior Vice President Aker Solutions

Janne Harstad Rasten, Senior Vice President, Head of Products Norway Aker Solutions

 

Session:
Green Energy Impacts on a Blue Ocean

 

ELISABETTA TEDESCHI, NTNU Electric Power Engineering

Elisabetta Tedeschi, NTNU Dept. of Electric Power Engineering

 

Session:
Green Energy Impacts on a Blue Ocean

 

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

Hans Bihs

 

Session:
Coastal Engineering Crossing Over

 

KURT TANDE, Chief Technology Officer Calanus

Kurt Tande, Chief Technology Officer Calanus

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

HIDEGUNN BLINDHEIM, Norwegian Oil & Gas

Hidegunn Blindheim

 

Session:
Green Energy Impacts on a Blue Ocean

 

CLAES ESKILSSON. Ålborg University/RISE

CLAES ESKILSSON

 

Session:
Coastal Engineering Crossing Over

 

LOTTE SKOLEM, Aker BioMarine

Lotte Skolem, Aker Biomarin

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

 

HENRIETTE UNDRUM, Equinor ViceP. Tech.Mngmt.

Henriette Undrum, Vice President Technology Mngmt. Equinor

 

Session:
Green Energy Impacts on a Blue Ocean

 

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

ARUN KAMATH

 

Session:
Coastal Engineering Crossing Over

 

STEIN KAARTVEDT, Dept. Biosciences Univ. of Oslo

Stein Kaartvedt, Dept. of Biosciences University of Oslo

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

 

FINN AACHMANN, NTNU Dept. Biotech. & Food Science

Finn Aachmann

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

 

Anders Valland, Research Manager SINTEF

Anders Valland, SINTEF

 

Session:
Green Energy Impacts on a Blue Ocean

KJERSTI BRUSERUD, Advisor to CTO Equinor

KJERSTI BRUSERUD

 

Session:
Coastal Engineering Crossing Over

 

ALEKSANDER HANDÅ, SINTEF Ocean

Aleksander Handå

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

 

BENTE PRETLOVE, Prog. Director Ocean Space DNV GL

Bente Pretlove, Program Director, Ocean Space DNV GL Group Technology and Research

 

Session:
Green Energy Impacts on a Blue Ocean

 

TOR ELDERVIK, University Bergen, Geophysical Institute

Tor Eldervik, University of Bergen, Geophysical Institute

 

Session:
Green Energy Impacts on a Blue Ocean

 

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

RAED LUBBAD

 

Session:
Coastal Engineering Crossing Over