There is a broad consensus that more knowledge is needed about the deep sea environment and its mineral resources, but different views on how to move forward.
We will discuss how we can work together to strengthen the knowledge basis and what it will take to succeed.
Different stakeholders will be invited to present and discuss the challenges and opportunities arising with this emerging industry.
How does the roadmap ahead look like, what are the key actions needed and what joint projects should be established to move forward.
Keywords for the discussion are legal status, environmental aspects, resource potential and areas of collaboration within deep sea minerals.
The goal is to share knowledge and foster innovation to accelerate deep sea exploration and strengthen the knowledge basis.
Session # 1: Possibility for a new industry
|09:00||Welcome and introduction||Jon Hellevang R&D Manager, GCE Ocean Technology|
|09:15||The opening process and impact assessment on seabed minerals||Amund Vik, State Secretary, the Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy|
|09:35||Resource assessment of seabed minerals on the Norwegian Continental Shelf||Hans Martin Veding, Statistician at The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate|
|10:05||Possibilities and perspectives on a new industry||Anders Bjerga, Senior consultant EY|
Session #2: Deep Sea Exploration
|10:50||Possibilities for Norwegian offshore industry||Hildegunn Blindheim, Director General Offshore Norge|
|11:00||Environmental baseline mapping - MAREANO||Pål Buhl-Mortensen/Rebecca Ross, Researcher Institute of Marine Research|
|11:10||Geological mapping needed to increase confidence in the resource assessment||Rolf Birger Pedersen, Professor and Director Centre for Deep Sea Research University of Bergen|
|11:20||Industry perspective to the impact assessment and the way forward||Ebbe Hartz, Lead geologies Aker BP|
Session #3: Learning across disciplines
|13:00||What to learn from land-based exploration||Terje Bjerkgård, Researcher NGU|
|13:10||Ethical perspectives||Siri Granum Carson, Director NTNU Oceans|
|13:20||Collaboration across disciplines - Operators perspective||Ståle Monstad, CEO Green Minerals|
|13:30||Environmental studies needed for good management||Jon Thomassen Hestetun, Researcher NORCE|
|13:40||EMINENT - Collaboration across the value chain and disciplines||Anette Broch Mathisen Tvedt, CEO Adepth Minerals|
Session #4: International collaboration
|14:40||The France 2030 plan and area of collaboration||Frederic Renaudeau, Conseiller Défense / Fonds Marins / Plan de Relance / Compétences & Formations, Pôle Mer Bretagne Atlantique|
|15:00||Tech Transfer from - Supplier perspective||Guido Van Den Bos, Director of Business Development NOV|
|15:10||The main market is international||Walter Sognnes, CEO Loke Marine Minerals|
|16:00||End of seminar|
More speakers will be added to the programme as they are confirmed. Changes to the programme might occur.
Participation and Costs
The event is open for all and a participant fee of 625,- NOK including MVA (VAT) will apply.
Students can enter free of charge, limited to 20 seats (send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org (using your student e-mail address) to register)).