SAVE THE DATE: 17. September. THE OCEAN 2019


The initiative takers behind the event consists of GCE Ocean Technology, NCE Seafood Innovation Cluster, NCE Maritime Cleantech, Maritime Bergen, The University of Bergen, Institute of Marine Research, NORCE, VIS, Bergen Kommune, Connect Norway, Invest in Bergen and Bergen Chamber. VIS will, in cooperation with technical organizer, Bergen Live, stand for project management and technical implementation. The organizers are  aiming to provide the most important and relevant event within the ocean industry.

THE OCEAN is a new meeting arena for sharing of knowledge and development of technology across the ocean industries.

THE OCEAN is going to have a relevant program with a combination of international speakers, connections between academic disciplines across sectors and parallel sessions within energy, food and mobility.

– Norway is one of the worlds leading maritime nations, and exports ocean competency and technology to all the worlds continents. Now we are leading in a course where competence and technology develops and exerts across traditional sectors in the ocean. This opens for big new opportunities and new global markets for the Western region of Norway and in the rest of Norway, says Owe Hagesæther, director at GCE Ocean Technology and leader for the program committee at THE OCEAN.

THE OCEAN will stimulate new collaboration for sustainable utilization of the ocean resources and at the same time contribute in development of new global market opportunities.

THE OCEAN will work for increased activities, visibility and attracting young talents to the ocean industries, and the link between academia and business is crucial for showing innovation power and knowledge.

The first event will be in Bergen, September 17th, 2019. Much of the modern high-tech in Norway is based on the ocean industries.


More Information:

Kai Stoltz – Business Development Manager

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Brazil Norway Dialogues on Marine Biotechnology


Marine biodiversity is an untapped source for biodiscovery and bioeconomy in Brazil. The meeting is an open exchange of ideas to discuss the most needed research on marine sciences that will help to leverage scientific, technological and innovation development in the field of marine sciences and biotechnology.


  1. To leverage scientific cooperation between Norwergian and Brazilian scientists.
  2. To engage PhD, posdocs, ands scientists from different regions of Brazil in the study of marine biodiversity through Norway-Brazil partnership.
  3. To leverage innovation in marine biodiversity between Brazil and Norway.
  4. To establish at least one new scientific/innovation program (i.e. a cluster) on marine science and technology between Brazil and Norway.


Discovery of novel marine biodiversity; novel marine systems; marine biodiversity in aquaculture setting; marine biodiversity as source for new foods; diagnostics and marine diseases; marine biodiversity for drug discovery; sensors of global changes; polar biodiversity; marine parasitology; marine biodiversity and the IODP.

Biodiversity and ocean functioning in the context of global changes need urgent attention. Polar science, Pole-to-pole studies, also need great attention. In addition, the marine aquaculture field needs a boost in science, engineer and innovation. Despite scientific developments in this field in Brazil, there are many open opportunities for developments. We need new food items from the ocean. The discovery of drugs from the ocean is also major global challenge.

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Fabiano Thompson – UFRJ

Cristiane Thompson – UFRJ

Edson Watanabe – COPPE

Ana Carolina Vicente – FIOCRUZ

Carlos Rezende – UENF

Ricardo Kruger – UNB

Paulo Cesar Abreu – FURG

Nils Asp – UFPA

Eduardo Siegle – USP

Andrei Polejack – MCTIC

Vania Gomes da Silva – MCTIC

Rune Andersen – Consulado Noruega no Rio


When & Where

06-08 May 2019

everyday 09am to 17pm

At COPPE UFRJ, Rio de Janeiro – CT2 Conference Room.



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Save the date: 23–24 OCTOBER! Our Ocean 2019 in Oslo.

Norway is proud to host the Our Ocean Conference in 2019:

“Knowledge must be the basis of our actions and policies to ensure sustainable future economic growth. We must continue to learn, share and act for clean, healthy and productive oceans. We need to take an integrated, science-based approach to ocean management, rather than managing oceans sector by sector” – Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide’s statement at the Our Ocean Conference in Indonesia 29/10/2018.

The oceans are essential to life on earth. For humans, they provide food, jobs, energy and communication highways. They help regulate our climate, control weather patterns and produce oxygen for us to breathe. However, today the oceans are under threat from the effects of climate change, over-fishing, pollution and loss of biodiversity. The Our Ocean conferences are designed to spur significant and meaningful actions to restore the regenerative powers of the oceans so that they can continue to provide for the needs of future generations.

Within the six Areas of Action below, the Our Ocean conference is seeking solutions through policy, governance, technology and finance.

This year in Oslo, the meeting will highlight the importance of knowledge as the basis of our actions and policies to ensure protection of our oceans, responsible management of marine resources and sustainable future economic growth. The conferecne shall trigger, amplify and accelerate action for clean and healthy oceans, where production and protection go hand in hand.

The output of the world’s ocean economy is estimated at around EUR 1.3 trillion and is expected to more than double by 2030. At the same time, environmental problems are one of the main obstacles to realising the opportunities for growth in the ocean economy.

The blue economy could become an important driver of prosperity and job creation, not least in some developing and middle-income countries where this sector already represents an important share of the overall economy.

If we are to achieve the international community’s ambitions set out in the UN Sustainable Development Goals, we need to increase our use of the oceans in a sustainable manner that contributes to food security and also reduces global warming and environmental degradation. Sectors such as fisheries, aquaculture, offshore energy, blue biotechnology, green shipping, coastal tourism and marine mineral resources offer significant opportunities for fostering blue growth and promoting inclusive development.

New partnerships between governments, local communities, researchers and private investors are needed, as well as a whole new set of blue skills to drive innovation.

Businesses have an independent responsibility, alongside governments and civil society, to take action to safeguard the oceans.

The Our Ocean conference is seeking to secure commitments from industry, national and local authorities, research institutions and civil society to shift ocean-based economic activities toward sustainable practices, enabling us to harvest the full potential of the blue economy in a smart, sustainable and inclusive way.

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SAVE THE DATE! tomorrow at GCE Ocean Technology: Fast Track to Key Markets – Brazil.

The purpose of this event is to assist companies within the oil and gas industry, seeking to expand from Norway, with practical, hands-on advice, with the help of experienced local advisors, and thereby reducing the barriers of entry into foreign markets.

Each break-out session will focus on a selected market, and provide information on typical entry issues such as compliance, local content, tax, IPR protection, employment law, preferred legal structure for market entry and more. .

The break-out sessions will be run twice, to allow each participant to learn more about two particular markets.

After lunch, NORWEP partners will have the opportunity to schedule one to one meetings with their advisors from UK, US, Mexico and Brazil.


  • Welcome and introduction, NORWEP and GCE Ocean Technology
  • Legal risk management when entering a new market – home office perspective, Kluge Advokatfirma
  • Market Outlook – Update Priority Project 2019, NORWEP v/Oddmar Johannesen
  • Break out sessions – Selected markets (presentations and Q&A)
  • Lunch and networking.


Time: Wednesday 3 April 2019, 08:30 – 12:00
Location: DNB, Solheimsviken, Bergen

Contact Information:

Kai Stoltz
Business Development Manager
Phone: +47 930 16 772

Or visit the website:

“It is all about Connection & Integration!”

There is an increasing awareness of the importance of the Ocean Economy and Blue Industry, and of the critical role of partnership to develop innovation and projects together, country-by-country bringing representatives of academia, industry and policymakers – “the Triple Helix”.

The Ocean Economy shall be aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals to achieve the blueprint for a better and more sustainable future for all, by addressing the global challenges related to climate and marine environmental degradation.

The DSEMCluster is working active in 2019 to create an arena where our partners can share capabilities, ideas, experience, and research to discuss opportunities for business and economic development and a workforce development in a sustainable Ocean Economy in Brazil and in Norway. The networking aims to create the synergy needed to support the scientific activities to generate data, information and technology to achieve SDG-14. We believe that we have much to share and much to enhance partnerships and cooperation.

That’s why we invite you to join us to connect and work together.

“It is all about Connection & Integration!”

Please make contact and become part of something deeper for our blue planet!


Here you can read the Report delivered to Innovation Norway about our last activities: THE DEEPSEA ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING CLUSTER_IN REPORT2019

Soon we’ll have more news about our next activities!

The Norwegian Ocean Strategy

Norway must ensure sustainable development in the ocean areas in cooperation with other countries. It is an ambition that Norway takes an international leadership role in important ocean issues. Norway has a strong interest in securing healthy and productive oceans. The Government has presented a report to address Norway’s interests and role in foreign and development policy.

Norway has important expertise to share with other countries and has a long tradition of marine research. Knowledge of sustainable management and resource utilization from the sea is in itself an export goods. The goal is to become the leader nation and the preferred partner for cooperation on ocean issues. Blue growth through green conversion.

Significant growth in blue industries is expected globally. The Organization for Economic Development and Cooperation (OECD), in its report “The Ocean Economy in 2030”, shows that economic activity in the ocean is growing rapidly, and estimates that the marine economy will provide 40 million jobs and double its contribution to global value creation by 2030. Much of the growth is expected to come in industries where Norway already has important advantages. At the same time, developments in the global ocean economy are limited by the ongoing deterioration of the sea state. One of the great challenges of the future will be to balance the need for increased productivity with the need for stronger protection of the marine resource base. Norwegian companies are the world leader in, among other things, subsea systems, drilling technology, seismic and offshore supply vessels. To achieve the UN’s sustainability goals, an offensive management is required that facilitates new jobs and responsible exploitation of marine resources. With the Norwegian natural resources and knowledge, technology and management expertise, Norway is well equipped to meet these opportunities and challenges, with good conditions for sustainable growth and value creation in the Norwegian blue industries. There is a potential to exploit synergies and strengthen the interaction between established industries, sectors and disciplines. The state of the Norwegian sea areas is generally good. The OECD report shows that the development of the global ocean economy is limited by the ongoing deterioration of the sea state. Emissions of greenhouse gases and pollution change the oceans gradually in a way we do not know the consequences of. Due to increased CO2 emissions, the oceans become more acidic, the water gets warmer and the sea level rises. The sea and the coast are supplied with pollution and waste. Future value creation in the ocean industries assumes that we to an even greater extent ensure sustainable use of the sea and its resources. Reducing greenhouse gas emissions requires changes in energy production and use. It requires all industries to become more efficient and cleaner. One of the great challenges of the future will be to balance the need for increased productivity with the need for stronger protection of the marine resource base. Here Norway has a lot of expertise to share with other countries. One of the Norwegian foremost competitive advantages is the knowledgeable oil engineers, process operators, seafarers, fishermen and breeders with high operational expertise in exploiting the sea. The ability to continue to manage and utilize marine resources in a sustainable manner will be crucial for future profitable Norwegian business activity in the ocean. Furthermore, there will be a need at all times to have an updated regulatory framework and good framework conditions, closer cooperation across sectors, enhanced knowledge and expertise about the sea, development of new technologies and access to global markets.

UN Sustainability Goals ambition is that the goals will be achieved by 2030 at the latest. The sustainability targets constitute a holistic objective, and many of the sustainability goals are important for the marine industries. Sea issues are given special place in the main objective 14 to preserve and use marine and marine resources in a way that promotes sustainable development. The sustainability goal illustrates a strengthened international support for the importance of the ocean. Sustainability Objective 14’s sub-objectives emphasize sustainable management, providing maritime knowledge, preserving at least 10 percent of coastal and marine areas, avoiding overfishing, combating illegal fishing, reducing pollution, marine littering, and microplastic dispersal. Preventing and reducing pollution, marine littering and spreading of microplastics has been identified as an important challenge, and this is also a prerequisite for continued safe and healthy seafood.

Close cooperation and transfer of knowledge have been important for the development of the Norwegian blue industries. There may be great potential for new jobs and value creation in increasing the transfer of ideas and technology between the ocean industries. The knowledge and competence needs are partly specific to the individual industry, but there are also common challenges and potential for collaboration and transfer of expertise across. New industries, such as renewable ocean energy, mineral extraction on the seabed and harvesting biomarine resources at a lower trophic level, require considerable knowledge and innovation. mapped out the potential for synergies between the ocean industries. There is a great potential for sustainable value creation in systematising and increasing the transfer of ideas and technology between the established blue industries, and from established to new industries exploiting resources in, on and under the sea. The possibilities are assumed to be particularly large for transferring offshore technology to the other offshore industries, and especially for aquaculture.

Technological and knowledge development opens up new business opportunities, and the commercial interests associated with the use of the ocean are growing. At the same time, the marine environment is threatened by climate change, pollution and littering. A necessary foundation for future value creation and sustainable growth is therefore increased knowledge about the connections in the sea, biological diversity and the function and robustness of ecosystems. Increased business activity in the sea increases the need for better knowledge of how the different industries affect each other and the overall impact on the ecosystems. Despite considerable knowledge in marine ecosystem research and management, there is still much we do not know about our marine areas. The Government need to therefore strengthen the knowledge base on marine ecosystems and how these change as a result of increased human activity, climate change and pollution. Improved measurement technology and increased access to high-resolution marine and environmental data today opens up completely new opportunities for monitoring the state of the oceans. Digitization allows for faster data transfer and data interpretation. The Government will streamline its work on data capture through, among other things, the use of new technology and cooperation nationally and internationally. Data collected should be made available to users more quickly.

A total of twelve of the clusters in the Norwegian Innovation Cluster program have their core business associated with the ocean. Global Centers of Expertise Clusters (GCE) Blue Maritime and Subsea (now so called GCE Ocean Technology) are the most mature, largest and prominent, play an important role. These clusters have already taken an active role in contributing to value creation for their members companies through technology and skills transfer, providing new applications and synergies. Cooperation in the clusters also contributes to increased internationalization. The clusters in the Norwegian Innovation Clusters program play a key role in contributing to increased interaction between the blue industries. Cooperation in the clusters also contributes to increased internationalization and the exchange of knowledge and experience between the various members. The Government will ask that the clusters, in cooperation with the agency and the Team Norway organization, contribute to the work to identify the most important markets international (as Brazil), assist in creating good meeting places for experience exchange and support the work of Invest in Norway  in the specific regions.

The Norwegian authorities conduct active and regular government bilateral dialogue with several countries where the Norwegian blue industries have significant interests and investments. Norway currently has bilateral economic commissions with a number of countries, including important port nations such as Brazil. Through bilateral government dialogues, everything is discussed from regulatory cooperation to market access issues. The collaboration helps to strengthen trade and to solve specific problems that Norwegian companies encounter in the international markets. The Government will further develop existing bilateral government dialogues, and involve the business community to identify new partner countries for closer cooperation on the maritime industry’s framework conditions. The Government, in cooperation with actors from the blue industry, wish look at possible ways to promote sustainable business development. “Global Ocean Initiative” is an input from Norwegian industry that seeks to highlight the Norwegian experience of reconciling the need for protection with sustainable growth. The initiative will be a tool for promoting Norwegian views and expertise, and thus contribute to strengthening Norway’s role as an active premise provider for sustainable business development in the ocean.



Digitalization & Collaboration 4Deep-Sea.

The future of oil and gas industry need new operating models to achieve further cost efficiencies, in order to meet the challenges related to cost inflation and new contracts may also need new types of collaboration. 

A tight focus on efficiency has been the status quo across the oil and gas industry ever since the downturn in 2014. It comes as little surprise, then, that much of the industry’s research and development (R&D) spend is focused on technologies to enhance the efficiency of new projects or existing operations – and digitalization.

Digitalization is comfortably the leading R&D priority for the oil and gas industry in the next decade. The rapidly maturing state of digitalization in oil and gas is accompanied by an increasing awareness of the extent to which organizations become dependent on their data. This makes it imperative for firms to be able to trust the quality of their data, while also having the ability to control data sharing across and outside the business, if they can get the best possible outcomes from digital investments. The top three priorities within the oil industry’s agenda are: data sharing, integration, and access the digital information. Data is very important, and investment to access reliable and diverse data is crucial. One of the future challenges is to integrate all the core data into a single shared digital platform, the data need to be standardized and structured, and the data quality guaranteed and fully shared in real time. Digitalization has the potential to make collaboration easier.  The BDA and the arctic.web are good examples of succesfull network partneships in Brazil and  Norway.

The oil and gas industry engage a diverse set of opportunities and challenges. As in recent years, political, legal and regulatory forces are likely to continue to make a large part of this system. To achieve our goals, as companies and nations, strategies to access the deep-sea and understand future climate change need to be based over a long-term stakeholder engagement. 

The events in Brazil and Norway, has been demonstrating the importance of petroleum as an “ecosystem industry” which produce innovation with multiple industries and technologies. Collaborating is important for innovation, and Research&Development projects are essential to bring the dynamic for the bilateral relationship between Norway and Brazil. The deep-sea technologies are becoming faster and cheaper and digitalization is delivering value for the entire chain of the energy industry.

The DSEMC network project ambition is to bring together the science and the industries, to achieve balance of economy and conservation. The network shall create together with the key partners strategy and planning to new business and better marine conservation in Norway and in Brazil. Now is he moment to introduce innovative solutions with the digital technologies to monitor the environment and to strengthen the knowledge of the deep-sea.  


Meeting at ÅKP Blue Innovation Arena: GoGlobal Brazil Oil & Gas

Oil & Gas market Brazil Brazil is considered the biggest offshore market in the world so it is of utmost importance that suppliers can well understand the market and its opportunities and prepare to scale up their business by entering Brazil. Some of the projection we have for this market are as follows: – 55 new wells (being 50 of these at Campos and Santos pre-salt area); -demand for 19 new FPSOs until 2028 – expected expenditure of US$ 43 billion in subsea systems and US$ 101 billion in wells and production systems (as per PPSA data).

Innovation Norway and partners Road Show Innovation Norway is partnerning up with Apex, Leal Cotrim Jansen Law and Norwep to promote half day meetings to give an overview of Brazil Oil & Gas market.

Apex – Opportunities in Oil & Gas in Brazil Leal Cotrim Jansen Law – Legal aspects on making business in Brazil Innovation Norway – Cultural aspects of makings business in Brazil and the Global Growth Program Norwep – Norwep contribution to Norwegian industry Q&A session About Apex The Brazilian Agency for Promotion of Trade and Investments in Brazil – Apex is deeply involved into Oil & Gas industry and is a strategic partner of Innovation Norway to promote the enhancement of bilateral cooperation and business development between Brazil and Norway. About Leal Cotrim Jansen Law Brazilian law firm specialized in Energy, Infrastructure and Oil & Gas.

How can Apex learn Norwegian companies about Opportunities in Oil & Gas in Brazil?

  • Mapping the competence, technology and comparative advantages of Norwegian companies
    – matching it with customer demands internationally
  • Improving competitiveness and reducing risks related to international activities
  • A network organization bringing customer and suppliers together.

PROGRAM opportunities oil and gas

  • 10:30 – Introduction – Stein-Gunnar Bondevik, Director of Innovation Norway in South America, Sølve Fauskevåg and Marianne Hestvik, Innovasjon Norge Møre og Romsdal og Gunn Vik, Norwep
  • 10:50 – Apex-Brasil talks about Opportunities in the Brazilian Oil & Gas Sector
  • 11:30 – Leal Cotrim Jansen Law talks about Legal aspects on making business in Brazil
  • 12:00 – Lunch – Meet & Greet
  • 12:30 – Introduction to the Global Growth Program
  • 12.40 – Opportunity for speed dates with Innovation Norway and Norwep/ Q&A


The event is organized by Innovation Noway and GCE Blue Maritime Cluster

Date 28.01.2019  / 10:30 – 15:00

Venue: ÅKP Blue Innovation Arena, NMK-bygget, Borgundveien 340, Ålesund

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DSEMCluster is following the business trend in Norway.

The oil production in Brazil began in 1941, in an onshore field called Candeias, in Bahia. Since then, exploration has advanced to shallow and deep waters, which now account for most of the produced volume. Brazil has 29 sedimentary basins with interest for hydrocarbon research, whose area is 7.175 million km². But only a small percentage of these areas are hired for exploration and production activities. The region of the Pre-salt polygon is distinguished by the presence of thick salt layers, mainly in Santos Basin, where the salt walls occur, which allowed a very efficient seal and provided the appropriate thermal conditions for the preservation of liquid hydrocarbons. This region includes the large structures with accumulations already discovered in the Pre-salt interval. The potential pre-salt resources are more than 30 billion barrels. With high quality reservoirs, large structures and 27 API in average, the pre-salt reservoirs are among the best opportunities in the world. Nowadays, pre-salt production accounts for 55% of Brazil´s oil production. Energy companies daily extract 1.5 million barrels of oil and 58 million cubic meters of pre-salt natural gas more than half of the national oil is from the deepest brazilian territory ever reached by technology. Today, 95 economic groups operate in the oil and gas sector, of which 48 are foreign companies.

With daily oil production of over 90 000 barrels per day from current fields and with expected investments of more than 15 billion USD until 2030, Brazil has become a core area for Equinor. Equinor’s assets in Brazil include the producing Peregrino field and the second phase of that project that is due to come on stream in 2020, a 25% share in the giant Roncador field, the significant pre-salt discoveries of Carcará and Pão de Açúcar, as well as globally competitive exploration acreage.

The subsea industry is considered the future of the oil gas and energy global market. Many efforts are being made by businesses and government activity in Research and Technological Development to promote cost and operation time reduction, risk mitigation, increase operational safety and mainly to productivity increase. But much still needs to be developed to improve the competitiveness and sustainability of this industry.

The sea bottom of our oceans is one of the least explored area on earth, and this fact is opening an important set of activities as the technological development increasingly enables human activity in these areas. Subsea and sea bottom activity is at the same time offering a huge potential and huge threats as we increasingly strive for sustainable solutions to safeguard our future.  The environmental consequences of these activities must therefore be investigated and the need for better knowledge and dissemination of the new information is huge. The DSEM Cluster project has substantial potential to contribute to this knowledge improvement. Norway and Brazil have considerable activity in geology and earth sciences as well as marine and maritime activities. The complexity of deep-sea environmental monitoring makes all the stakeholders interdependent of cooperation and thus motivates a joint effort and networking. Any future potential oil and gas developments need precise information about the state of the oceans, and the health and biodiversity of the oceans so that they can be protected in any development. The energy industry is going deeper and deeper in the ocean, using better and better technology, and science needs to be part of this process. What scientists learn and share about the ocean helps governments and commercial operators make informed choices. Considering the potential for sharing knowledge across disciplines and collaborating with multiple stakeholders, our network is connecting the key personnel and shall cross over the deep-sea expertise.

The two main pillars of cooperation between Norway and Brazil are Energy and Environment, and the DSEMCluster network aims to create opportunities for innovation with focus on developing services and technology that encompass these two sectors. Oil exploration and deep-sea environmental monitoring need to use the most advanced equipment as far as possible, must be remote and wireless. The companies have a common interest in collaborating on environmental monitoring, development of subsea technology to increase the deep-sea knowledge and cut the operation costs.

The DSEMC network is special also, because there are many universities involved. These are institutions that develop marine technology at all high international level. The research institutes need the subsea technology and energy sector support to increase the deep-sea environmental knowledge. The companies and research institutes shall cross valuable information about what does the technology needs for operations and environmental monitoring in the deep-sea. In this way we get a bilateral link between Brazil and Norway and between business and knowledge.

Last year (Oslo, 31 October 2018) a group of Nordic-based CEOs announced a joint initiative to speed up the realization of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The group consists of the CEOs of Equinor, Hydro, the GSMA, Ìslandsbanki, Nokia, SAS, Swedbank, Telenor Group, Telia Company, Vestas and Yara International. The CEOs have joined forces to highlight the need for new business models that will drive the transition to a 21st century economy aligned with the ethical, social and environmental priorities. The CEOs have committed to aligning their business strategies with the UN SDGs and to exploring opportunities for collaboration and discussed the importance of global trade and public-private partnerships as vital preconditions for realizing the UN SDGs. Although the companies are different from the DSEMCluster partners, the business trend in Norway is evident: collaborative business models with long term vision and environmental concern.

DSEMCluster and the UN SD GG 17

The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are an ambitious effort to end poverty and hunger, to establish equality for all, to protect our planet, and to ensure a healthy, sustainable future for humankind. The UN wants to achieve these goals by 2030. Desire alone is not enough to achieve results; it also requires capacity. Former UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon believed the data revolution should be harnessed to help monitor and achieve the SDGs.

Deep-sea ecosystems are some of the most fragile and little understood on Earth. As a result, the knowledge needed to ensure a sustainable exploration and exploitation and to build appropriate policy frameworks is scarce. In particular, only limited areas of the seafloor have been mapped at a resolution sufficient to undertake meaningful resource assessments or exploration scenarios. A coherent and long-term research effort is needed to support evidence-based governance of the deep-sea biological, mineral and energy resources. This should also include coordinate efforts to undertake a high resolution, multi-beam survey and habitat distribution and develop fit for purpose equipment for the deep-sea and to combine the mapping effort with research on deep-sea ecosystems and habitats. This collaboration between industry and academy will develop a better understanding of the impacts of exploitation of deep-sea resources and provide guidance for environmental impact assessments.

Since the world ocean is an interconnected whole, much of the action needed to deliver understand the deep ocean requires cooperation between and among States, economic sectors and other actors. Partnerships are therefore an essential tool to in short term to strengthen researcher’s cooperation through joint activities, and in long-term create a data base with reference map of the deep-sea through international collaboration, designed for scientists, policy makers, industry, and society.

DSEMCluster aims to work following the GG 17:

The UN Global Goals can only be met if we work together. To build a better world, we need to be supportive, empathetic, inventive, passionate, and above all, cooperative:
17.6 Knowledge Sharing and Cooperation for Access to Science, Technology and Innovation
Enhance North-South, South-South and triangular regional and international cooperation on and access to science, technology and innovation and enhance knowledge sharing on mutually agreed terms, including through improved coordination among existing mechanisms, in particular at the United Nations level, and through a global technology facilitation mechanism.
17.16 Enhance the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development
Enhance the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development, complemented by multi-stakeholder partnerships that mobilize and share knowledge, expertise, technology and financial resources, to support the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals in all countries, in particular developing countries.
17.17  Encourage Effective Partnerships
Encourage and promote effective public, public-private and civil society partnerships, building on the experience and resourcing strategies of partnerships.


The DSEMCluster goal for 2019 is to identify new and improve existing ways of deep-sea science and services to the market and find new ways of creating value from in the blue economy.