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      • PROGRAMME OF THE NORWEGIAN SESSION: "Concepts to achieve a sustainable management and use of ocean resources"

      • Wednesday 10th October | Petit Theatre
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      • The Norwegian touch on sustainability in fisheries and aquaculture

        Norway is currently one of the world’s leading ocean economies, with one of the longest coastlines in the world, and maritime areas are six times larger than the land area. Every day hundreds of thousands of Norwegians go to work in the ocean industries, which together represent about 70 per cent of the Norwegian export income. With more than 100 years of history of responsible management of marine resources and marine research, the Norwegian ecosystem is at the forefront of sustainable management of the marine resources.

        The seminar will give an overview of latest development and perspectives of the Norwegian ocean based industries, the Norwegian model for fisheries management, as well as how innovation and new enabling technology could become a game changer when it comes to sustainable use of the ocean resources.


        Organised by: Norwagian Ambassy and Innovation Norway

        Keywords: Sustainable development, Science based management, New technologies for national resource stock assessment and sustainable aquaculture, Principles for marine resource management

        (Session in English)







        09:00   H.E. Ambassador Rolf Einar FIFE - Introduction


        09:15   ALMÅS Karl Andreas, SINTEF Ocean

        "Future perspectives of the ocean based Industries in Norway"


        09:45   Prof. REITAN Kjell Inge, Norwegian University for Science and Technology

        "Sustainability as a basis for the Norwegian aquaculture industry"


        10:05   HOLAN Astrid Buran, Senior Advisor AquaOptima

        The use of recirculation systems for land based fish farming

        AquaOptima specializes in recirculation aquaculture systems (RAS), and, based on its own unique technology, offers hatcheries and grow-out land-based farms to the world market for a variety of species.


        10:25   Coffee Break


        10:45   WEHDE Henning, Institute for Marine Research

        Science based management of marine resources and sustainable exploitation. The Norwegian experience.

        11:15   DIGRE Hanne, SINTEF Ocean

        Use of big data and new technology to improve stock assessments and public decision making


        11:35 HAMMERSLAND Helge, Scantrol Deep Vision

        Presentation of Deep Vision as a tool for more sustainable fisheries

        Deep Vision is a subsea vision system for identifying and measuring fish under water. A subsea camera unit attached to the trawl makes it possible to identify and measure fish in the sea without bringing the catch onboard the vessel. Deep Vision is an invaluable tool for marine researchers and a great technological leap towards more sustainable fisheries.

        11:55 LEE BEHRENS Hanna - Closing remarks



        More information about speakers

        Ambassador Rolf Einar Fife

        Rolf Einar FIFE is Norway’s ambassador to France since 2014.
        He served 2002-2014 as the Director General of Legal Affairs of the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Chair of the Council of Europe Committee of Legal Advisers on Public International Law 2008-2010. He has represented Norway in multilateral and bilateral negotiations and before international courts. He headed negotiations on maritime delimitation as well as petroleum and fisheries cooperation with the Russian Federation (Barents Sea and Arctic Ocean treaties 2007 and 2010) and other neighboring States. He headed the Norwegian team before the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf. A graduate of the University of Oslo, he worked at the Polar Department, Ministry of Justice 1984/1985 and since 1985 at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, with postings in the Middle East 1988-1990 and at the Norwegian Mission to the UN, New York 1990-1993. Visiting Fellow at the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, University of Cambridge 2009-2010. Member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration, The Hague.

        Dr. Karl Andreas Almås, Special adviser to SINTEF

        Karl Andreas Almås holds a Ph.D in fish processing and fish biochemistry from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). He has over 35 years of experience in fisheries and aquaculture technology research, and has industrial experience in start-up and development of companies in the blue biotech sector in Norway and abroad. He is currently the Board Chairman of the Norwegian Center of Expertise in Aquaculture Technology (NCE Aquatech).

        Prof. Kjell Inge Reitan, NTNU

        Kjell Inge Reitan is Professor at NTNU with a PhD in cultivation and use of algae in marine aquaculture. He has since 1990 performed research activities within marine fish hatcheries, cultivation of microalgae, macroalgae, bivalves and integrated aquaculture systems. During the last decade, he has concentrated his research activity on environmental studies of sustainable aquaculture systems. He has coordinated several large projects on sustainable solutions for marine aquaculture, funded by aquaculture industry, the research council of Norway and EU. He has 69 papers in per-reviewed journals with an H-index of 29 (4014 citations).

        Dr Astrid Buran Holan, Senior Advisor, AquaOptima

        Astrid Buran Holan has a PhD degree from NTNU, Trondheim, Norway from 2013 in environmental technology focusing on closed containment aquaculture with recirculation of water. Her field of interest is within the technological and biological aspects of controlled environment aquaculture. She focuses on developing and integrating new or already existing water treatment technologies in recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS), with a simultaneous focus on the requirements of fish in such systems. After working as a researcher in Nofima for several years, she is now with the supplier company AquaOptima AS in Norway working with design and dimensioning of RAS, R&D, advising and training. AquaOptima was founded in 1993 and became a part of Steinsvik Group in 2017. AquaOptima specializes in recirculation aquaculture systems (RAS), and, based on its own unique technology, offers hatcheries and grow-out land-based farms to the world market for a variety of species.  

        Dr Henning Wehde, Programme Director Research and Advice Program North Sea, Institute of Marine Research

        Henning Wehde holds a PhD in natural Sciences from the University of Hamburg, Germany. Henning Wehde’s primary interests lay on the improvement of ocean observations and linking In Situ and remote sensing observations to physical and ecosystem modelling. He has more than 20 years of experience in research in oceanography and became the Head of the North Sea ecosystem programme at IMR in 2014. He was deputy Coordinator of the EU FP6 FerryBox project, Coordinator of several national projects and is PI in several EU as well as nationally funded projects; several of them dedicated to the development and/or improvement of observational methodology. Focus has been on the establishment and inclusion of the newly developed methodology into the operational monitoring.

        Dr. Hanne Digre, Research Director Seafood Technology, SINTEF Ocean

        Hanne Digre holds a PhD in fish processing, quality and fish welfare. She is a Research Director at SINTEF Ocean, department of Seafood Technology, which deliver technology and competence for sustainable value creation in an international fisheries, aquaculture and food industry. She has led several cooperation projects between academics, fishing fleet, aquaculture and fish processing industry, both national and international. Since 2007 she has published 17 peer-reviewed papers. She has 20 years of experience from the fisheries and aquaculture industry, both technology research, and industrial experience as a Quality manager in the salmon industry in Norway, and as a director R&D fishery by the Fishery and Aquaculture Industry Research Fund, Norway.

        Helge Hammersland, Managing Director Scantrol

        Helge Hammersland is the majority owner and Managing Director of the two Norwegian companies Scantrol and Scantrol Deep Vision. Scantrol is recognized for supplying monitoring and control systems to fishing and research vessels all over the world, while Scantrol Deep Vision is developing new vision technology that will help scientists and fishermen to make fishing sustainable.
        Scantrol’s control systems range from simple winch control systems to the most advanced controls for offshore support vessels, seismic vessels, AHT vessels, marine research vessels, fishing vessels, semi subs and barges. The main focus of Scantrol’s systems is to enhance efficiency, fuel economy and safety. An extensive international network for service and support ensures reliable operation and long lifetime of the systems supplied. Currently more than a thousand vessels worldwide are equipped with Scantrol systems.

        Hanna Lee Behrens, Special advisor, Department of Marine Bioresources and Environmental Research, Research Council of Norway






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