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The offshore wind conference Science Meets Industry 2023

05. October 2023, 10:00 - 15:30

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

Event registration is closed.

Snapshot from our Hywind Tampen Cruise to Sløvåg with the cluster. Photo by Roy Bjørte.
Snapshot from our Hywind Tampen Cruise to Wergeland Base in Sløvåg with the cluster. Photo by Roy Bjørge.

Welcome to the offshore wind conference Science Meets Industry in Bergen where academics and professionals from the business community and the public sector get together to exchange new knowledge and ideas.

The topic this year is the North Sea

Ostende in March 2023: The energy ministers of nine European countries signed an agreement committing to jointly install at least 120 GW of capacity of offshore wind by 2030, and at least 300 GW by 2050.

The Ostend declaration is hailed as a milestone on the path to a greener and more energy-independent Europe.

In the Ostend declaration Norway has committed to:

Norway aims to establish at least 3 GW of offshore wind by 2030, including 1,5 GW of floating wind and will award areas that are suitable for 30 GW offshore wind by 2040.

At the offshore wind conference Science Meets Industry we will get the perspectives from politics, industry and science.


09:00 Registration and coffee

Offshore wind in Northern Europe

Moderator: Karianne Kojen Andersen, GCE Ocean Technology

10:00 Opening address, Natalia Golis, Deputy County Mayor, Vestland County
10:10 The Ostend declaration of energy ministers, Andreas Bjelland Eriksen, Norwegian State Secretary
10:45 Weather systems/wind resources and interconnection of production in the North Sea, Asgeir Sorteberg, UiB
11:00 Offshore grid development in the North Sea, Anja Farstad, Statnett
11:15 Go-to renewable zones, Eirik Finserås, UiB

11:30-12:30 Lunch

Offshore wind in Norway

Moderator: Stian Anfinsen,NORCE

12:30 An ocean of opportunities, Daniel Rogstad, Equinor
12:45 GoliatVIND, Synnøve Flesland, Odfjell Ocean Wind
13:00 Seabed Investigations in Offshore Wind - Dag Sigurd Stensholt, Fugro
13:15 Geology at SN II, Christian Haug Eide, UiB
13:30 Offshore wind farm layout optimization using ensemble methods, Kjersti Solberg Ekrem, NORCE
13:55 Coffee break

Research and innovations

Moderator: Stian Anfinsen, NORCE

14:20 SAMURAI – drones for offshore wind measurement, Joachim Reuder, UiB
14:25 Drones, Mauro Ghirardelli, UiB
14:30 Offshore Wind 2040, Cristian Gebhardt, Bergen Offshore Wind Centre/UiB
14:35 Development of Subsea Station, Arill Smaaland Hagland, OneSubsea
14:50 Debate: Is Norwegian offshore wind profitable? (Session held in Norwegian). Moderator: Kristin Guldbrandsen Frøysa, UiB

  • Thina Margrethe Saltvedt, Nordea
  • Terje Erikstad, DN
  • Finn Gunnar Nielsen, UiB
  • Jon Evang, Fornybar Norge
  • Daniel Rogstad, Equinor

15:25 Closing remarks

Participation and Costs

Price: NOK 490,- excluding VAT.


Register before 4 October.


The event is organised by:


Contact Information

Kai Stoltz

Business Development Manager

Kai Stoltz

Karianne Kojen Andersen

Innovation Manager

Karianne Kojen Andersen

Thea Båtevik

Innovation Consultant

Thea Båtevik