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The offshore wind conference Science Meets Industry

25. October 2022, 10:00 - 16:00

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

Event registration is closed.


Welcome to the offshore wind conference Science Meets Industry 2022, 25 October in Bergen.

At Science Meets Industry Bergen academics and professionals from the business community and the public sector get together to exchange new knowledge and ideas.

Topic of 2022: Speed and volume

The topic of this year’s conference is the speed and volume of the offshore wind energy development in Norwegian waters.

We will discuss the processing of license applications for offshore wind power; is it possible to speed it up while retaining good practice? Several companies will present their plans and concepts for offshore wind development in Norway and internationally.

Research and education are critical to achieve profitable offshore wind projects in Norwegian waters, and the University of Bergen will display its research on wind and wave conditions in the Utsira Nord and Sørlige Nordsjø II.

Networking is an important part of the conference, and we encourage our participants to socialize during lunch and coffee breaks.

The conference is organized by Bergen Offshore Wind Centre (BOW), NORCE and GCE Ocean Technology.


09:30 Coffee/tea and networking.
10:00 Opening addresses

  • Welcome
  • Elisabeth Sæther, State Secretary, the Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy (OED)
  • Faster permission process for Norwegian offshore wind? Sigrid Eskeland Schütz, University of Bergen
  • Offshore wind in Norwegian waters, Jan Fredrik Stadaas, Equinor
  • 3 GW in Norwegian waters before 2030 – what does it take? Elisabeth Sæther, OED, Atle Blomgren, NORCE, Sigrid Eskeland Schütz, UiB, and Jan Fredrik Stadaas, Equinor

11:30 Lunch

  • Offshore wind for the petroleum industry, Jon Barratt Nysæther, Odfjell Ocean Wind
  • Ambitions for the global offshore wind industry, Sebastian Bringsværd, Aker Offshore Wind
  • Metocean conditions at Sørlige Nordsjø II and Utsira Nord, Etienne Cheynet, University of Bergen
  • Student projects
  • Research projects

13:40 Coffee break

  • From DONG to Ørsted - what lessons can we learn? Christina Aabo, Aabo Energy
  • Offshore wind in the North Sea – outlook from Finn Gunnar Nielsen, UiB

14:40 Closing remarks

15:00 Danish Energy Islands: Empowering the Energy Transition

Denmark has ambitious plans for utilizing its renewable energy sources by building Energy Islands in the North and Baltic Seas. Each Energy Island in the North Sea represents a major power infrastructure opportunity estimated at ~300bn NOK. What opportunities does this bring for the Norwegian supply chain in the offshore industries, and what are the comparative advantages of the Norwegian industry?

The Norwegian Embassy in Copenhagen and Innovation Norway in cooperation with GCE Ocean Technology invites you to learn more about the Danish Energy Islands and opportunities for the Norwegian supply chain. The session will be opened by Norway’s ambassador to Denmark, Katja Christina Nordgaard. Hanne Storm Edlefsen from Energinet will present the current state of the energy islands, followed by an intervention from Green Ducklings presenting an analysis of where the comparative advantages and opportunities for the Norwegian supply chain have been identified. We invite you to join us for a networking reception after the session.


  • Opening address – Katja Christina Nordgaard – Norwegian Ambassador to Denmark
  • Energy Islands – Hanne Storm Edlefsen – Energinet
  • Norwegian supply chain possibilities to Danish Energy Islands – Kristian Ascanius Jacobsen – Green Ducklings
  • Q&A

16:00 Reception and networking

Participation and Costs

The conference is open for all and free of charge.


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Side event 26 October
9.00–14.00 Workshop: Downscaling wave hindcast using DNORA, hosted by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute

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Contact Information

Kai Stoltz

Business Development Manager

Kai Stoltz


The Aula at the University of Bergen was brimming with participants at last years cconference 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.