During the year 2017, the successful events “DeepSea International Consortium Workshop” and “DeepSea Environmental Monitoring Cluster Round-table” resulted in a network with more than 30 stakeholders including brazilian and norwegian partners.
The collaboration between REC, IN and FINEP will continue in 2018 with the organization of new events: one workshop in March in Brazil; one workshop in June in Norway; and the active participation at ONS, Rio Oil&gas, NV and NBBSW.
The worshops will bring important themes for ocean monitoring and integrated subsea technologies with multidisciplinary approaches, to explore challenges and opportunities for future cooperation between Brazil and Norway.
DSEM CLUSTER stakeholders
(confirmed with letter of intent)
8 Brazilian Universities:
Federal University of Rio Grande (NAUTEC/FURG)
Silvia Silva da Costa Botelho
Currently, she is the Vice-director of the Center for Computational Science C3, and a CNPQ “Productivity in Tecnological Development” Fellow, with research and teaching activities at the Graduate Programmes, namely Programa de Pós-Graduação em Modelagem Computacional and Programa de Pós-Graduação em Computação and Pós-graduação em Educação em Ciências.
Federal University of Espirito Santo (UFES)
Angelo Fraga Bernardino – UFES
He is an assistant professor at the Department of Oceanography at Federal University of Espirito Santo, interested in the ecology of benthic marine ecosystems, including conservation and ecosystem functioning of assemblages from estuaries to the deep-sea.
Federal University Fluminense (UFF)
Abilio Soares Gomes
He is a full professor in the Marine Biology Department at Universidade Federal Fluminense in Niteroi, Brazil, since 1992. His is bachelor in marine biology, master in zoology and undertook his biological oceanography PhD from Universidade de São Paulo in 1994. Nowadays is the head of the Sediment Ecology Laboratory (EcoSed) and Co-head of the Graduate Program in Ocean and Earth Dynamics. His research interest is on population and community ecology and environmental impacts on soft-bottom habitats.
Arthur Ayres Neto
Graduated in geology at UFRJ. MSc. at UFF (Brazil) and PhD at Uni-Kiel (Germany) in marine geology and geophysics with emphasis is underwater acoustics applied to engineering and environmental projects. Main research focus is on underwater geoacoustics and correlation of geophysical attributes with physical properties of the seafloor.
Susanna Eleonora Sichel
Received her B.Sc. and M.Sc. in geology from the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro in Brazil and a Ph.D. in Oceanography from the University of Rhode Island, USA in 1990. She is currently a Full Professor at the department of Geology, Universidade Federal Fluminense. She has participated in many oceanographic cruises in collaboration with colleagues in the US and France, advised over 20 graduate students, and published approximately 40 papers, abstracts and book chapter
Federal University of Juiz de Fora (UFJF)
Daniel de Almeida Fernandes
He did his PhD at Norwegian University and Technology (NTNU) at Department of Marine Technology and now he is working at University of Juiz de Fora, Minas Gerais, Brazil. He developed his scientific project at NTNU AMOS: The NTNU Centre for Autonomous Marine Operations and Systems is as a ten-year research program, 2013-2022, addressing research challenges related to autonomous marine operations and systems applied in e.g. maritime transportation, oil and gas exploration and exploitation, fisheries and aquaculture, oceans science, offshore renewable energy and marine mining. Fundamental knowledge is created through multidisciplinary theoretical, numerical and experimental research within the knowledge fields of hydrodynamics, structural mechanics, guidance, navigation, control and optimization. NTNU AMOS research is related to mapping and monitoring of the seabed and the oceans by integrating different sensors and sensors platforms such as Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUV), Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs), and ship-based systems.
Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE)
Andre M. Esteves
He has a master’s degree in animal biology from the Federal University of Pernambuco (1995) and a PhD in Biological Sciences (Zoology) from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (2002)). He holds a postdoctoral degree from the University of Ghent, Belgium in the year 2011. He has been a professor at the Federal University of Pernambuco since 2006. He works in the Graduate Program in Animal Biology at UFPE, where he leads Master’s and Ph.D. He has experience in Zoology, Marine Biology, Oceanography, working mainly in the following subjects: meiofauna, sandy beaches, deep sea, marine nematode taxonomy and ecology, and impact and monitoring studies in aquatic environments.
Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ)
Fabiano Thompson – COPPE
Post doctorate at Ghent University, Belgium (2003-2004), Ph.D. Biochemistry at Ghent University, Belgium (2003), M.S. Biological Oceanography at Universidade Federal do Rio Grande (1999), B.S. Oceanography Universidade Federal do Rio Grande (1997). From 2014 to present works at COPPE-UFRJ, Rio, as professor in the Production Engineer Program. Has over 160 published papers, 01 ASM edited book, 01 The Prokaryotes 4ed. Edited.
University of Sao Paulo (USP)
Helio Mitio Morishita
Holds a degree in Naval and Oceanic Engineering from the University of São Paulo (1975), a master’s degree in Naval and Oceanic Engineering from the University of São Paulo (1979) and a PhD in Naval and Oceanic Engineering from the University of São Paulo (1986). He is currently associate professor at the University of São Paulo. The research area is dynamic, and control of oceanic systems and the recent projects have been the multibody dynamics and the dynamic positioning system of oceanic vehicles applying non-linear approaches for the estimation of the state vector and control.
Developing PhD research at Zoology Museum of University of São Paulo. Marine biologist and taxonomist of marine isopoda especially from Deep Ocean. Team member of the Benthos Environmental Company.
Paulo Yukio Gomes Sumida
Prof.Sumida obtained his PhD in 1998 from the University of Southampton (National Oceanography Centre, UK) and worked as a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Hawaii in 1999-2000. Prof. Sumida joined the University of São Paulo in 2000 as an Assistant Professor. In 2007, Professor Sumida became an Associate Professor after obtaining a Habilitation title from the same university, where he still teaches several biological oceanography courses. During his career, Prof. Sumida worked on several aspects of the ecology of deep-sea benthic organisms in different ocean basins, such as the North and South Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico, North Pacific and Southern Ocean. He participated in over 40 oceanographic cruises and dived in many research submersibles down to 4200 m depth. At the University of São Paulo, Prof. Sumida has been supervising dozens of undergraduate and graduate students and publishing several scientific papers. He is currently involved in projects dealing with several aspects of deep-sea benthic ecology, including the study of reducing environments, deep-water corals and fauna from abyssal polymetallic nodule areas.
Vivian Helena Pellizari
She is a Brazilian Antarctic scientist known for her work on establishing Antarctic microbiology in Brazil. Pellizari is the head of Department of Oceanographic Biology at Oceanographic Institute of University of São Paulo. The Oceanographic Institute was a pioneer in Antarctic expeditions, being part of the Brazilian Antarctic Program since the first expedition in 1982. Pellizari has been part of the program since 1996 and first worked in Antarctica in 1997. In 2005, after 6 years in the Antarctic Program she organized a network of microbiologists, called the Micropolar Network, to improve the microbial ecology research in Antarctica. Pellizari has been a driver in the establishment of scientific networks across Latin America to investigate microbiology (Red Latin-American de Microbiology Antarctica) integrating microbiologists from Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina and Chile. She is active in the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR), she is the Brazilian delegate of Life Sciences and was the alternate delegate of Brazil in SCAR in 2012. She participated of the Antarctic Science Action Plan for Brazil. She is a member of the Technical Scientific Committee of the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP).
2 Brazilian Research Centre:
Decio Crisol Donha – PME
He is the Head of The Department of Mechanical Engineering (PME). His expertise extends to Control Systems Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Ocean Engineering. He holds a Master’s Degree in Naval and Oceanic Engineering from the University of São Paulo (1983) and a PhD in Naval and Oceanic Engineering from the University of São Paulo (1988) in a sandwich program with the University Technique from Berlin, Germany. He is currently an associate professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of São Paulo. Its line of research has an emphasis on Automation and Control of Vehicle Systems, especially automotive and marine, working mainly in the following subjects: industrial control, dynamic positioning, position control of ships and platforms, modelling and simulation of dynamic systems, robust control, Intelligent control based on fuzzy logic, optimization of systems using genetic algorithms, navigation and guidance of autonomous and semi-autonomous submersible vehicles, active and semi-active suspensions with magnetorheological elements, production of clean energy from sea waves and wind systems. He is also, participation at the NAP-Oceano (Sustainable Ocean Research Support Centre) as a researcher and member of the Board of Directors and research coordinator in the field of vehicles.
Paulo de Tarso Themistocles Esperanca – LabOceano/COPPE
He holds a degree in Naval Engineering from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (1978), a degree in Economic Sciences from the State University of Rio de Janeiro (1981), a Master’s degree in Ocean Engineering from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (1982) and a sandwich doctorate Ocean Engineering by the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and the University of Strathclyde (1993). He is currently associate professor at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and Executive Coordinator of LabOceano, Ocean Technology Laboratory at COPPE / UFRJ. He has experience in the field of Naval and Oceanic Engineering, with emphasis on Hydrodynamics, working mainly in the following subjects: hydrodynamics of oceanic systems, computational hydrodynamics, semi-submersible platform movements, pseudo-spectral methods and wave energy.
07 Brazilian companies:
AECOM do Brasil
Luiz Henrique C. Barbosa –AECOM
Oceanographer (FURG), Master Degree in Oceanography (FURG) and MBA in Business Management (FGV). He has been working with environmental studies, sea floor mapping/analysis and offshore/coastal monitoring projects for 11 years. He is currently a Project Manager and environmental monitoring team leader at AECOM Brasil.
Benthos Ambiental Ltda.
Doctor degree in Biological Oceanography at Universidade Federal Fluminense (2013). Director of Benthos Instituto de Pesquisa Ambiental, Environmental Consulting company. Experience in the last 7 years in studies of environmental characterization projects of Campos and Espírito Santos Basins (Cenpes- Petrobras).
Thiago Emilio Rohr
Master degree in Oceanography at UNIVALE (2007). Director of Benthos Instituto de Pesquisa Ambiental, environmental Consulting company. Experience in the last 7 years in studies of environmental characterization projects of Campos and Espírito Santos Basins (Cenpes- Petrobras).
CSA Ciências Oceânicas Ltda.
Marine Biologist, Master degree in Marine Science and PhD Biological Oceanography with 20 years of oceanographic and environmental science experience. Senior Scientist in CSA Continental Shelf Associates Inc. (CSA Ciências Oceânica Ltda.), developing projects, proposals, and project logistics. Party Chief onboard research cruises for 10 years, using knowledge in Health, Safety, Security, and Environment (HSSE) requirements to conduct offshore projects and preparing vessels for port audits and client needs.
Igor Drummond Alvarenga
He is the chief information officer of CSSub. Computer and information engineer graduated from Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro and M.Sc. student in electrical engineering at the same institution. He has three years of experience in the development of data lifecycle management, automated processing and quality control methodologies for AUV survey and inspection operations.
Geraldo Pinto Rodrigues
He is the chief executive and chief operating officer of CSSub. Geodesy and cartography technologist by Brazilian Geography and Statistics Institute (IBGE), and geographer graduated from the Universidade Federal Fluminense and Universidade Moacyr Bastos. He worked for ten years as director of geosciences at IBGE and has 42 years of experience in Subsea Engineering field at Petrobras Geodesy division.
Juliano R. Carregari – CRN Engineering
Specialties: Project appraisal, conceptual creation, competition analysis and market trends; Preparation of briefings, media planning, commercial presentations, promotional actions, production of materials and after-sales development; Negotiation and monitoring of agencies, producers, employees and clients. Management and development of projects in the socio-environmental responsibility, endomarketing, cultural marketing and sports marketing segments.
Gardline Marine Sciences do Brasil
Carlos Frederico Marins – Gardline Marine Sciences of Brazil
Responsible for Business Development, Marketing & Customer Relationship within Brazil and South American markets. Marine Scientist (Bsc) and Business Manager (Msc) with 9 years working for the Oil & Gas, Renewables and Telecom industries directly involved with offshore surveys and nearshore site investigations.
Prooceano Serviço Oceanográfico Ltda.
Mauricio da Rocha Fragoso
Oceanographer with a PhD in Computational Modeling in Environmental Engineering at Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. Has been working on regional ocean modelling, data assimilation and ocean measurements with gliders, Argo floats, drifters and remote sensing. He is one of the founders of Prooceano, an oceanographic technology company created in Rio de Janeiro in 2004, which provides services for Oil & Gas industry. Since 2012, became the General Manager, when Prooceano became part of the French international Group CLS. He is the Coordinator of Project Azul, the first Ocean Observing System established in Brazil, performed in collaboration with Federal University of Rio de Janeiro.
2 European Universities:
Daniel Jones – Serpent Project
Principal Scientist at Natural Environment Research Council (Sep 2015 – Present). Senior Scientist at Natural Environment Research Council (Apr 2010 – Sep 2015) at National Oceanography Centre. Secondment to Safety & Operational Risk Group BP (2012). Senior Researcher at University of Southampton (Feb 2006 – Apr 2010). PhD Biologist (2002 – 2005). MSc, Marine Resource Management, Heriot-Watt University (2001 – 2002) and BSc (hons) Bangor University, Marine Biology (1998 – 2001).
Martin Ludvigsen – NTNU
Professor NTNU Department of Marine Technology. His research concerns the use of underwater vehicles in marine research. Part of my work is to manage the Applied Underwater Robotics Laboratory (AUR-Lab) at NTNU and Blue Eye Robotics.
2 Norwegian Researchers Centre:
Sintef Mini IKLab
Jo Gjessing – SINTEF IKT Mini Lab
Research Scientist at Sintef since 2014. His expertise is with research and development within micro optics and MEMS technology at the department for microsystems and nanotechnology. Also worked as Research scientist at Institute for Energy Technology with fabrication and characterization of very thin silicon solar cells with a diffractive light trapping structures. Analysing optical and electrical loss mechanisms of solar cells and modules. Generating new research projects. Did his postdoctoral and doctoral researcher Institute for Energy Technology, emphasis in building a framework to understand and improve light trapping in solar modules. The work involves both theoretical modelling and fabrication and characterization of solar modules. From 2008 to 2010, worked as General Secretary of the Norwegian Solar Energy Society.
Sintef Ocean SA -Senior Advisor. Cand. Scient. (MSc) AVH, Dept. of Chemistry, University of Trondheim, NTNU. (1984). Dr. Philos. (PhD) Dept. of Chemistry. University of Trondheim, NTNU. (1990) 1984-87: Research Scientist, Dept. for Analytical and Environmental Chemistry, Centre for Industrial Research, Oslo, 1987-88 Research Scientist, Organic Geochemistry, Continental Shelf and Petroleum Research Institute, Trondheim. 1988-91: Group manager, Environmental and Analytical Chemistry, Continental Shelf and Petroleum Research Institute, Trondheim. 1991- 96. Senior Scientist, Environmental Dept., Statoil Research Centre, Trondheim. 1996 – 2000 Specialist, Environmental Dept., Statoil Research Centre, Trondheim 2000 – 2003 Research program manager, Statoil Technology 2003 – 2006Chief Researcher HSE, Statoil Technology 2006 – 2008. Advisor Environmental Technology, Statoil Technology 2008, HSE Advisor, Statoil do Brasil. 2009 – 2014.Project leader, RDI Statoil do Brasil. 2008 – 2016 Senior Advisor, Environmental Technology, Statoil Technology, 2016 – 2017 Senior Advisor, Sintef Materials and Chemistry, Environmental Technology and 2017 – Senior Advisor, Sintef Ocean, Environmental Technology.
5 Norwegian Companies:
Chief scientist at International research institute of Stavanger.
She is the Senior Business Developer at IRIS. Holds MSc in Reservoir Engineering from University of Stavanger and PhD in Petroleum Engineering from The Norwegian University of Science and Technology. She has worked with SCAL, reservoir modelling and EOR at IRIS. In period 1996-2005, she worked with Petrobank software development.
Kongsberg Maritime AS
is a Product Manager Underwater Monitoring at Kongsberg Maritime, Product and Application Manager at Kongsberg Maritime Ambient and works with Research & Development at CONTROS Systems & Solutions GmbH. His works include the development of sensors / analysers for seawater and his focus is on – wet chemical nutrient sensors based on sequential injection analysis (nitrate, nitrite, ammonia, and phosphate)) – direct determination of nitrate via UV spectrophotometry (eg. ProPS & SUNA) – high precision pH determination via flow injection analysis – and topics around CCD spectrometers and how to correct their errors and then to be used in the applications described above.
Vicente Carrasco (Kongsberg Maritime do Brasil Ltda.)
Service engineer (s.a. sedni): Service assistance engineer on Simulators and Navigation System from Norcontrol Systems & Norcontrol Seacraft. Level measurement System from Scana Skarpenor.S ervice engineer (simrad spain sl): Customer Support on Fishery, Fishery Research, Simulation, Hydrographic and Yachting Equipment. Sales assistance for demonstrations, seminars, daily contact with local dealers. SUBSEA Sales manager (simrad spain sl ): Sales & marketing on Simulation, Hydrographic & Fishery Research Equipment and Subsea Portfolio in general. Actually, on sales for Subsea portfolio.
Gavin is a ROV Pilot, with extensive experience from the oil & gas industry. He has been working with ROV solutions, underwater cameras and underwater lighting based on led technology. Marinequip AS is a Norwegian supplier and manufacturer of ROV, Lighting and monitoring systems for above and below water. Their products are special adopted to the aquaculture, well boat fishing and process industry.
Maritime Robotics AS
Vedgard Ev Jen Hovstein
Managing Director at Maritime Robotics AS since 2007. Founder of Peregrine Dynamics AS. Graduation and Master Degree at Norwegian University for Technology and Science. His. Field of Study was Control Engineering and Flight Control Systems.
Sales manager at Nortek AS for 20 years. Worked as engineer, R&D Fugro OCEANOR AS for 8 years. Graduation and Master of Science with Signal processing at Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet (NTNU).
Pedro Jose Ribeiro da Costa (Nortek do Brasil)
Nortek Director, Brazil from Jun 2017. Project Manager at CB & I (4 yrs 10 mos) with Coastal Planning & Engineering. Specialist in Oceanographic Instrumentation. Coastal Planning & Engineering (Mar 2010 – Sep 2012). Masters in Geography, at Federal University of Santa Catarina Field of Study Gravity waves (2011 – 2014). Oceanography University of the Vale do Itajaí with Field of Study Estuary Physics (2003 – 2008).
1 Norwegian Cluster:
GCE Blue Maritime
Tom Christian Dahl – ÅKP AS
Senior Advisor with a demonstrated history of working in the maritime industry. Strong professional skills in control systems design, modeling and simulation of dynamic systems, and virtual prototyping. Now working with business development, innovation and cluster operation.
2 Innovation Agencies:
Denise Cristiano Reigada
Analyst of the Department of Petroleum, Natural Gas and Naval Industry (DPGN) of FINEP, subordinate to the Ministry of Science and Technology (MCT) Effective Partner of the Brazilian Society of Physics. Carrier of the Michigan Certificate of Proficiency in English (1988); PhD in Physics (2000) PUC-RJ), having obtained a bachelor’s degree in Physics in 1993 (UFF – Niteroi); Areas of expertise: non-linear optics, protective coatings and probe microscopes. Specialization Course in Public Policy (2010) – Institute of Economics – UFRJ.
Mauricio Syrio Alves
Mauricio Alves Syrio is currently superintendent of AFI, an operational area at Finep, whose mission is to promote R&D&I actions carried out by the business sector and to support the innovation business plans and projects of Brazilian companies through different financial tools (loans and grants). Mauricio represents FINEP in industry forums related activities end of the area he manages (AFI) and since October 2012, by Ministry of Science Technology and Innovation concierge designation integrates intergovernmental Task Force for Cooperation on Science, Technology and Innovation (ST&I) between Brazil and Norway.
Innovation Norway RJ
She is responsible for the Maritime sector at IN Rio. She has been the local contact point for exhibitions such as Rio Oil & Gas, as well as part of the Oil & Gas Sector Team. Renata holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and has recently achieved Petroskills training courses on the Petroleum Industry, Offshore Systems and Subsea Systems, as well as UFRJ courses on Subsea Engineering and Environmental Analysis.
Rune has worked strengthening the commercial and RD&I ties between Norway and Brazil for several years from the Oslo office. Since 2012, Rune has worked based at Rio office. Rune has an extensive knowledge about the Brazilian culture, institutions and language. In addition, he works in close cooperation with clusters and research institutions. He has a MSc in Economics from the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration.
RMS nyhendebrev nr 1. 2018 – Newsletter from REC.