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Subsea Innovation Day: Autonomy

16. September 2019, 09:00 - 16:00

Radison Blu Royal Hotel. Bryggen 5, Bergen

Event registration is closed.

Illustration of Ocean Industries, by GCE Ocean Technology
Photo by GCE Ocean Technology - Illustration of Ocean Industries

We invite you to our annual Subsea Innovation Day were you will learn about several “world-first” projects performed and in the making.

This is the event for all people working with technology, and managers and business developers who would like to find new possibilities.

This year’s focus will be on opportunities and challenges related to autonomy. We will receive input from major players on ongoing projects, challenges and possibilities, as well as visions for the future. Start-up companies will present their novel ideas, which could represent the next step for autonomous offshore operations.


08:30 Registration and coffee  
09:00 Introduction Owe Hagesæther, CEO GCE Ocean Technology
09:15 Underwater Intervention Drones Pål Atle Solheimsnes, Leading advisor - Subsea Intervention & Diving, Equinor
09:40 The World's first autonomous inspection of subsea pipeline Jan Arvid Ingulfsen, Senior Advisor Survey & AUV Operations, Swire Seabed
10:00 The World’s first Atlantic crossing by an unmanned surface vehicle David Peddie, CEO and Founder, Offshore Sensing
10:20 Break  
10:40 Subsea Technology - Field of the Future Terje Hammer Meling, Senior Engineer, Aker BP
11:00 AUV - The steps and challenges to make it truly autonomous Torstein Olsmo Sæbø, Research Manager FFI (Norwegian Defence Research Establishment)
11:20 #YOUINNOVATE; Young inventors - radical ideas. With pitch from students challenging existing subsea vehicle concepts. Lars Kristian Trellevik, Senior Engineer K. G. Jebsen Centre for Deep Sea Research UiB
11:40 Workshop. New ideas - What if  
12:00 Lunch  
13:00 A data driven energy future - The ecosystem perspective Nina Reiersgaard, Enterprise Data Management Equinor
13:25 Next generation of autonomous systems Asgeir Sørensen, Professor and Director AMOS, NTNU
13:45 The future of subsea survey Felipe Lima CEO and Founder, uSEA Technologies
14:00 Catapult your project from idea to market Gisle Nondal, CEO Ocean Innovation Norwegian Catapult
14:15 Break  
14:35 uROV - Rethinking subsea field operation and design using drone technology Hans Fredrik Kjellnes, Product Champion – Subsea Boosting & Compression Systems, OneSubsea
14:55 Real-time autonomous monitoring using unmanned aerial vehicle (UAS) Rune Storvold, NORCE
15:15 Airborne drones with probes into the water for cost effective ocean monitoring Mohibb Malik, Project Engineer, BirdView
15:30 Explore new ideas using students Bjørn Tore Hjertaker, Professor UiB
15:40 Workshop. Next step - Student projects  
16:00 End of seminar  

Participation and Costs

The event is open for all and free of charge for GCE Ocean Technology partners, members and students. Non-member fee is 1500,- NOK, payable by credit card at registration.

Learn more about GCE Ocean Technology Membership.


Register at the registration page by Wednesday 11 September. If you are a partner or member of the cluster register with your work e-mail to register for free.

Contact Information

Jon O. Hellevang

R&D Manager

Jon O. Hellevang

About Subsea Innovation Day

Our Subsea Innovation Day has become a successful annual meeting place for the subsea industry.

Focus is on the many technology challenges and opportunities facing the industry.

The event is a combination of knowledge sharing, inspirational presentations and workshop.