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The Offshore Wind Conference Science Meets Industry

10. November 2021, 09:00 - 15:30

The University Aula at the University of Bergen, Muséplass 3, Bergen.

Event registration is closed.

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From the Offshore Wind Conference Science Meets Industry in 2019

You are invited to the Offshore Wind Conference Science Meets Industry where consortiums, operation maintenance, digitalisation and industry experience is on the agenda.

GCE Ocean Technology, NORCE and Bergen Offshore Wind Centre are organising this years conference and we are looking forward to welcoming you in the Aula of the University of Bergen (the event will not be streamed this year).


09.00 Reception

10.00 Welcome address

  • Opening address by Finn Gunnar Nielsen, Professor, Head Bergen Offshore Wind Centre (BOW)
  • Offshore wind- the past, present and the future - Learn from the past, live the present and prepare for the future, Jan Fredrik Stadaas, Equinor

10:25 Offshore Wind Consortiums

  • BKK – developing offshore wind, Niclas Forsberg, BKK
  • Norseman Wind, Harald Dirdal
  • Deep Wind, Petter Sveindal
  • Vårgrønn: 50 GW Norwegian Offshore Wind by 2050, Christer af Geijerstam

11:30 Lunch

12:30 Operations, Maintenance and Digitalization

  • Eelume, Morten Bjerkholt
  • Sustainable operation and fact-based ocean management, Marie Bueie Holstad, SFI Smart Ocean
  • SUMO and SAMURAI: Wind energy research with drones, Joachim Reuder, UiB
  • Optimal offshore wind farm siting in Norway, Ida Marie Solbrekke, UiB

13:30  Break

13:45 Experiences from the Industry

  • Offshore Wind Capacity, Fredrik von der Fehr, DOF Subsea
  • Crane Free Installation Concepts for Offshore Wind, Torleif Lothe, NORCE
  • T&I Floating offshore Wind challenges and solutions, Andreas Opstad Strand, Kongstein

14.30 Panel Discussion  

  • David Ottesen (NORWEP), Jan Fredrik Stadaas (Equinor), Petter Sveindal (Deep Wind)
  • Caroline Skaar Landsværk (Wikborg Rein), Sigrid Eskeland Schütz (UiB)

15.30 End of programme followed by networking

The event will be an excellent opportunity to network and meeting with people from science and industry “face to face”.

Participation and Costs

The conference is free of charge. Seats are limited.


Register for the conference within 9 November.



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Contact Information

Kai Stoltz

Business Development Manager

Kai Stoltz

The Aula at the University of Bergen was brimming with over 170 participants at the 2019 conference Science Meets Industry, were the offshore wind industry, politicians, academia and other energy players were invited to learn more about the status and future of offshore wind.

The 2020 conference was limited to a shorter webinar due to Covid-19.