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Programme - Wednesday May 8th - 3


 Time   Speaker   Affiliation Topic 
09:00 Mimmi Throne-Holst SINTEF Ocean Introduction
09:15 Nina Jensen CEO RevOcean Ocean Health – Challenges and Solutions
Climate change and ocean health
09:45 Helene Muri NTNU, Department of Energy and Process Engineering Expected changes to oceans and ocean health, according to the IPCC Special Report on global warming of 1.5C
10:00 Anne Deininger University of Agder Coastal Darkening – How does this affect ocean health?
Coffee Break (10:20 - 10:45)
Legacy contaminants
10:45 Murat Van Ardelan NTNU, Department of Chemistry Contaminants, when and where?
11:00 Marianne Olsen Senior Research Scientist, NIVA Legacy mercury contaminated seabeds: Should we take remediation action or not?
11:15 Alexandros Asimakopoulos NTNU Dept. of Chemistry Legacy POP's: A Cocktail Challenge
11:30 PhD pitching session: Annie Vera Hunnestad; Mathew Kuttivadakkethil Avarachen; Stian Løkken Myrvold NTNU, Dept. of Chemistry; Department of Biology;, Dept. of Biology TBA
Ocean Talks: (11:45-12:00)
Lunch (12.00 - 13)
Plastic in the Ocean
13:00 Kristine Berg TOMRA eXXpedition: Sailing through the North Pacific Gyre
13:15 Martin Wagner TBC NTNU, Department of Biology Risk to all or non - on the impacts of plastic pollution on the environment and societies
13:30 Andy Booth SINTEF Ocean Microfibre: How dangerous are your clothes to the ocean?
13:45 Erlend Standal SALT Fishing for litter
14:00 Susie Jahren SINTEF How do we solve our plastic problem?
Ocean Talks: (14:15-14:30)
Coffee Break (14.30 - 15.00)
15:00 Lisbet Sørensen SINTEF Plastics in the environment - a sink, source or vector for emerging pollutants
15:15 Fredrik Myhre Senior advisor, Fisheries & Ocean Environment WWF The importance of a healthy ocean
Ocean Talks - Q&A session with the speakers and concluding remarks 15:45


Programme - Wednesday May 8th


 Time   Speaker   Affiliation Topic 
09:00 Morten Breivik Dept. of Engineering Cybernetics, NTNU Autonomous ships: An ocean of opportunities
09:30 Kjell Røang RCN Senior Advisor Business & Technology, Dept. Transport & Maritime The Maritim21 strategy
09:50 Bjørn-Olav Holtung Eriksen & Erik Wilthil Dept. of Engineering Cybernetics, NTNU Collision avoidance for autonomous surface vehicles
Coffee Break (10:10 - 10:45)
10:30 Thomas Porathe Dept. of Design, NTNU Autonomous ships and human interaction
10:50 Patrick Waldermar Research Leader Technology, Telenor 5G digitizing societies: Autonomous ships and smart ports
11:10 Roy Nilsen Dept. of Electric Power Engineering, NTNU Innovative hybrid and battery powered ships
11:30 Øyvind Smogeli DNV GL, Digital Assurance program Assurance technology. Emerging digital technologies and cyber-physical systems in autonomous applications
11:50 Nils Haktor Bua Norwegian Maritime Authority Autonomous ships - regulating a fast changing sector
Lunch (12:10 - 13)
13:00 Kjetil Fagerholt Dept. of Industrial Economics and Technology Management, NTNU Can Norwegian coastal shipping become more cost-efficient from using autonomous vessels?
13:20 Anders Strømman Industrial Ecology Programme, NTNU Climate Change Mitigation in the Maritime Sector
13:40 Erlend Solem Trøndelag County Council How can a country may be an accelerator for autonomous ships?
14:00 Vegard Evjen Hovstein Maritime Robotics Autonomous personnel transportation at sea - the pathway to realization
14:20 Øystein Barth Utbjoe Vortex NTNU Vortex NTNU - student-driven project including autonomy
Coffee Break (14:40 - 15:00)
15:00 Beate Kvamstad Lervold SINTEF Ocean E39 and autonomous ferries
15:20 Jon Herman Ulvensøen University of South-Eastern Norway Risk analyses related to the small passenger ferry "Ole 3"
15:40 Ingrid Utne Dept. of Marine Technology, NTNU Online risk management and risk control for autonomous ships


Programme - Wednesday May 8th - 3


 Time   Speaker   Affiliation Topic 
09:00 Steinar Løve Ellefmo NTNU UN Sustainable Development Goals and deep sea mining: An introduction
Can deep-sea resources contribute to sustainable development?
09:10 Donald Singer Consultant, Resource Geologist Future copper supplies
09:35 Johan Berg Pettersen Dept. of Energy and Process Engineering, NTNU Life cycle thinking in industrial development
09:55 Daniel Müller Dept. of Energy and Process Engineering, NTNU Circular Economy: Metals in society, stocks and flows
Coffee Break (10:15 - 10:45)
10:45 Heidi Rapp Nilsen Dept. of Philosophy and Religious Studies, NTNU Crossing the planetary boundaries. Consequences for sustainability and DSM?
11:05 Tom Heldal Researcher NGU Metals for the society (title to be confirmed)
11:25 PhD pitching session: Aravinda Perera; Dmitry Shcherbin; Espen Dyrnes Stabell Dept. of Electric Power Engineering; Dept. of Chemistry; Dept. of Philosophy & Religious Studies Reliable motor drives, the key to sustainable mining; TBA; The need for minerals
Ocean Talks: Can deep-sea resources contribute to sustainable development? (11:35)
Lunch (12:00 - 13:00)
What is a sustainable deep-sea mining value-chain?
13:00 Stephen Northey Dept. of Civil Engineering Monash University A life cycle perspective on the trade-offs between land and deep sea resource extraction
13:20 John Eirik Paulsen Vår energi Experiences from implementing life cycle management in offshore drilling operations
13:40 Paul Midford Dept. of Sociology and Political Science, NTNU East Asian Maritime Conflicts and UNCLOS: Can Japan’s Deep Sea Mining Be Sustainable?
14:00 Renee Grogan Gro Sustainability Pty Ltd Sustainable deep sea mining. A contradiction in terms?
14:20 Rolf Arne Kleiv Dept. of Geoscience and Petroleum, NTNU Classification of DSM processing concepts as a tool for Environmental Impact Assessment
Coffee Break (14:40 - 15:10)
15:10 John Woods and Francesca Verones Dept. of Energy and Process Engineering, NTNU Understanding the ecological consequences of deep sea mining
15:30 Jens Laugesen Chief Specialist Environment, DNV GL Risk assessment methods for deep sea mining
Ocean Talks: Can the deep-sea mining value-chain be sustainable? (15:50-16:20)


Programme - Wednesday May 8th - 2


Student innovation: Fitfish & Believing in blue – Artifish use nature to ensure ocean farming future
GOAL 2: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
GOAL 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
09:00 Eva Falch, Vice Dean, Education & Innovation Faculty of Natural Sciences, NTNU Welcome
09:05 Waldemar Coutts, Ambassador of Chile  Sustainability efforts by the Chilean salmon industry
09:15 António Quinteiro Nobre, Ambassador of Portugal  Aquaculture in Portugal: Present and future
09:25 Ragnar Tveteraas, University of Stavanger Aquaculture as an active contributor to reaching the UN SDGs
GOAL 9: Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
09:50 Hans Bjelland, SINTEF Ocean Novel aquaculture production systems in the coastal zone
10:05 Eivind Dale, DNV-GL Sustainable logistics– results from a pilot study
Coffee Break (10:20 - 10:45)
10:45 Martin Føre, NTNU AMOS Aquaculture cybernetics – increasing the control in fish production through improved precision and new technologies
11:00 Rune Wilhelmsen, Telenor Smart Aquaculture Communication in Aquaculture
11.15 Maria Bergvik, Planktonic Innovative feed solutions in a global markete
11:30 PhD pitching session: Hans Tobias Slette, EXPOSED;
Tale Skrove, Dept. of Biology;
Kristbjörg Edda Jónsdóttir, Dept. of Engineering Cybernetics, NTNU
Simulation of vessel operations in exposed aquaculture for improved logistics support;
Managing water column effects of aquaculture;
Applying fish welfare parameters to classify ocean current speeds at aquaculture sites
11:50 Student innovation: Fitfish & Artifish Believing in blue – Artifish uses nature to ensure ocean farming future
Lunch (12:00 - 13)
GOAL 12: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
13:00 Anette Grøttland Zimowski, Norwegian Seafood Council Brand building and mythbusting – communicating sustainable Norwegian aquaculture across the world
13:15 Helen Ann Hamilton, Dept. of Energy & Process Engineering, NTNU Aquaculture's footprint: research tools and methods - globally
13:30 Anne Hilde Midttveit, Lerøy Seafood Group World’s best protein producer from a sustainability perspective
13:45 Shraddha Mehta, SINTEF Ocean The environmental footprint of seafood production

PhD pitching session:

Vilde Steiro Amundsen, Social Anthropology;
Inka Seekamp, Dept. of Biology;
Siv Anina Etter, Dept. of Biology;
Frank Thomas Mlingi, Dept. of Biology

Navigating through a sea of indicators: The impression, implementation and impact of sustainability certification for aquaculture;
Integrated multi-trophic aquaculture – combining salmon and red algae cultivation;
Cultivation potential of macroalgae species integrated with open Salmon fish Aquaculture;
Using photoperiod and temperature regimes for management of sexual maturation in lumpfish
Ocean Talks: (14:20-14:40) Moderators Kjell Inge Reitan & Alexandra Neyts
Coffee Break (14:40 - 15:10)
GOAL 11: Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
15:10 Svein Johan Frisvoll, Ruralis Aquaculture and its need for social legitimacy
15:25 Marit Kvernmo, BDO Norway Smart Cities in a global setting of sustainability
15:40 Morten Wolden Wrap up by Trondheim Municipal Chief Executive


Session Leaders Wednesday 8


Mimmi Throne-Holst_2019

Mimmi Throne Holst

Mimmi Throne-Holst_2019_2

Mimmi Throne-Holst is Research Manager at the Marin Environmental Technology group at SINTEF Ocean AS.

Throne-Holst is Coordinator of the SINTEF Center for Clean Ocean Research, where with a group of experts SINTEF is working to increase knowledge about the spreading and environmental consequences of pollutants in the World's oceans. 

Alexandra Neyts_2019

Alexandra Neyts

Alexandra Neyts_2019_2

Alexandra Neys is General Secretary at the European Aquaculture Technology and Innovation Platform (EATiP). EATiP is a recognised multi-stakeholder and industry driven European Technology Platform for the aquaculture sector.

Neyts is also project manager for the Brohode Havbruk Project, an interaction between high schools, university, industry and administration to build a common knowledge platform within Aquaculture.

António Quinteiro Nobre Ambassador of Portugal in Oslo

António Quinteiro Nobre Ambassador of Portugal in Oslo

António Quinteiro Nobre Ambassador of Portugal in Oslo_2

António Quinteiro Nobre is Ambassador of Portugal in Oslo since September 2017. Ambassador Quinteiro Nobre's main mission consist in representing Portugal and contributing to the strengthening of the Portuguese-Norwegian relations.

António Quinteiro Nobre came to Oslo directly from a very different part of the world – from Seoul, in Asia – where he was Ambassador for five and a half years.




Senior Advisor at the Research Council of Norway - Sub-department of transport and Maritime

Egil Eide_2019

Egil Eide

Egil Eide_2019_2

Egil Eide is  Associate Professor at the Department of Electronic Systems. He is a member of the Circuit and Radio Systems Group. Eide has a MSc and a PhD in Electrical Engineering from NTNU.

Eide is leading a group of researchers at NTNU working on the first autonomous all-electric passenger ferries for urban water transport. The main goal of this project is to develop groundbreaking new concepts and methods which will enable the development of autonomous passenger ferries for transport of people in urban water channels.

Kjell Inge Reitan_2019

Kjell Inge Reitan

Kjell Inge Reitan_2019_2

Kjell Inge Reitan is Professor in Aquaculture Ecology at the Department of Biology, NTNU. Reitan has great experience in researh on new marine aquaculture species and cultivation of marine biomass for use as feed.

Reitan has worked in different project ranging from Aquaculture, with focus on marine algae, plankton culture & Integrated Aquaculture, cultivation of microalgae, seaweed and Integrated Multitrophic Aquaculture.

Eva Falch, Vice Dean, Education & Innovation NTNU Faculty of Natural Sciences

Welcome by Eva Falch, Vice Dean, Education & Innovation NTNU Faculty of Natural Sciences

Eva Falch, Vice Dean, Education & Innovation NTNU Faculty of Natural Sciences

Eva Falch, Vice Dean, Education & Innovation at the faculty of Natural Sciences. Falch has 17 years of experience in research, development and innovation within the research institute sector, food and biotechnology industry.

A significant part of her scientific activity is heavily motivated by a wish for better utilisation of our globale food resourses.

Johan Pettersen_2019

Johan Pettersen

Johan Pettersen_2019_2

Johan Berg Pettersen is associate Professor at the Industrial Ecology Programme at the department of Energy and Process Engineering.

Pettersen has 15 years of experience in use and development of methods for life cycle assessment (LCA), mainly applied to oil/gas extraction, transport and infrastructure, and space technologies, as well as numerous other land based industries.

Morten Breivik_2019

Morten Breivik

Morten Breivik_2019_2

Morten Breivik is the Head of the Department of Engineering Cybernetics at NTNU.
Breivik is also an affiliated scientist at NTNU's SFF AMOS.
In addition, he is a member of the Norwegian Board of Technology, and was recently a member of the expert group on enabling technologies for the new Norwegian Digital21 strategy.

Waldemar Coutts

Waldemar Coutts

Waldemar Coutts_2

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.

Steinar Løve Ellefmo_2019

Steinar Ellefno

Steinar Løve Ellefmo_2019_2

Steinar Løve Ellefmo is an Associate professor at the Department of Geoscience and Petroleum

Ellefmo holds a MSc in resource geology and a PhD in technical resource geology.

Ellefmo works with 3D modelling of geodata. Include both geometric and qualimetric (mathematical geoscience and geostatistics) modelling of regional and local geology (deposit scale).

Nina Jense_2019

Nina Jensen

NINA JENSEN, Marine Biologist & CEO RevOcean

Nina Jensen is the CEO of REV Ocean, currently building the world’s largest research and expedition vessel (REV) aiming to improve understanding and search for more sustainable and environmentally responsible solutions for the world's oceans.

Morten Wolden

Morten Wolden

Morten Volden, Rådmann Trondheim Municipality

Morten Wolden, Trondheim Municipal Chief Executive

Parallel Speakers - Wednesday May 8th



Renee Grogan, Gro Sustainability Pty Ltd

RENEE GROGAN, Gro Sustainability Pty Ltd

Renee Grogan, Gro Sustainability Pty Ltd


Session: Life Cycle Thinking
in Deep-Sea Mining

Heidi R. Nilsen


HEIDI R. NILSEN, Philosophy & Religious Studies

Heidi R. Nilsen, Dept. Philosophy & Religious Studies


Session: Life Cycle Thinking
in Deep-Sea Mining

Lisbet Sørensen, SINTEF



Lisbeth Sørensen


Ocean Health


Susie Jahren, SINTEF Industry


SUSIE JAHREN, Materials & Nanotechnology SINTEF

Susue Jahren


Ocean Health


Paul Midford


PAUL MIDFORD, Sociology & Political Science

Paul Midford, Dept. of Sociology and Political Science


Session: Life Cycle Thinking
in Deep-Sea Mining

Helene Muri_2019

HELENE MURI, NTNU Industrial Ecology

Helene Muri, NTNU Industrial Ecology Programme


Ocean Health


John Eirik Paulsen


Vår energi

John Eirik Paulsen, Vår energi


Session: Life Cycle Thinking
in Deep-Sea Mining

Alexandros Asimakopoulos_2019



Alexandros Asimakopoulos


Ocean Health

Andy Booth_ 2019


ANDY BOOTH, Env. & New Resources SINTEF Ocean

Andy Booth


Ocean Health


Daniel Müller


DANIEL MÜLLER, Energy & Process Engineering

Daniel Müller, Dept. of Energy and Process Engineering


Session: Life Cycle Thinking
in Deep-Sea Mining

Francesca Verones, Dept. of Energy and Process Engineering

FRANCESCA VERONES, Energy & Process Engineering

Francesca Verones, Dept. of Energy and Process Engineering


Session: Life Cycle Thinking
in Deep-Sea Mining

Marianne Olsen_2019


MARIANNE OLSEN, Senior Research Scientist NIVA

Marianne Olsen, Senior Research Scientist NIVA


Ocean Health

Erlend Standal, SALT


ERLEND STANDAL, Senior Adviser SALT Lofoten

Erlend Standal


Ocean Health


Stephen Northey


STEPHEN NORTHEY, Civil Eng. Monash University

Donald Singer, Consultant, Resource geologist


Session: Life Cycle Thinking
in Deep-Sea Mining

Rolf Arne Kleiv, Dept. of Geoscience and Petroleum


ROLF ARNE KLEIV, Dept. Geoscience & Petroleum

Rolf Arne Kleiv, Dept. of Geoscience and Petroleum


Session: Life Cycle Thinking
in Deep-Sea Mining

Kristine Berg_2019

KRISTINE BERG, Circular Economy Advisor, TOMRA

Kristine Berg, Circular Economy Advisor, TOMRA


Ocean Health

Jens Laugesen


JENS LAUGESEN, DNV GL, Chief Specialist Environment

Jens Laugesen, Chief Specialist Environment, DNV GL


Session: Life Cycle Thinking
in Deep-Sea Mining

Donald Singer


DONAL SINGER, Consultant, Resource geologist

Donald Singer, Consultant, Resource geologist


Session: Life Cycle Thinking
in Deep-Sea Mining

Tom Heldal


TOM HELDAL, Researcher NGU

Tom Heldal, Researcher NGU


Session: Life Cycle Thinking
in Deep-Sea Mining



JOHN WOODS, Energy & Process Engineering

JOHN WOODS, Energy & Process Engineering


Session: Life Cycle Thinking
in Deep-Sea Mining