“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, region-by-region and 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 development, economic development, and workforce development in a sustainable Ocean Economy in Brazil and in Norway. We believe that we have much to share and much to learn from others.

That’s why we invite you to join us to collaborate, share, and work together.

“It is all about Connection & Integration!”

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

E-mail: claudia@rundecentre.no


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.

REF: https://www.regjeringen.no/contentassets/097c5ec1238d4c0ba32ef46965144467/nfd_havstrategi_uu.pdf


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

More Informations: https://www.innovasjonnorge.no/no/om/kontorer-i-Norge/more-og-romsdal/arrangementer/informasjonsmote-goglobal-oil–gas/


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.

DSEMCluster activities in 2018

In 2018, with the GCE Subsea support, REC got funds to participate in many important events for the energy sector in Norway and Brazil (ONS-Offshore Northern Seas and ROG-Rio Oil and Gas). REC was invited by Innovation Norway and Finep to organize one round-table during the Norway-Brazil Week 2018. The event theme was blue industries and deep-sea conservation, had 40 participants and 12 multidisciplinary speakers from Norway and Brazil. REC shall keep the network active to look for more and better ways to stimulate new bilateral concrete projects between the partners.

Understanding the environmental conditions of a site is important for a variety of reasons: it is a matter of understanding value and risk to support decision making; it might be a means for informing stakeholders; and can be a requirement imposed by regulators. Any future potential oil and gas developments do need precise information about the state of the oceans, biodiversity in there and the health of the oceans. The energy industry is going deeper and deeper in the ocean, using better and better technology, the science needs to be part of this process.

In order to boost the long-term development of ocean industries, while managing the ocean in responsible, sustainable ways it is necessary to “foster greater international co-operation in maritime science and technology as a mean to stimulate innovation and strengthen the sustainable development of the ocean economy, strengthen integrated ocean management, improve the statistical and methodological base at national and international level for measuring the scale and performance of ocean-based industries and their contribution to the overall economy, build more capacity for ocean industry foresight.” (The Ocean Economy in 2030 Report). Stakeholder engagement is an essential ingredient of modern-day ocean planning and management. Innovation will need to be an integral part of future solutions – in the design and implementation of the engagement process and in the choice of instruments. The deep-sea environmental monitoring is essential for economic, ecologic, safe and socially accepted use of energy resources and its legacies. Perhaps the most important knowledge gap is the knowledge of the effectiveness of alternative management options when applied in such a vast, dynamic space, much of which is beyond national jurisdiction, to reduce the impact of man-made stressors. Deep-sea monitoring shall address important societal issues, such as climate change adaptation, ecosystem conservation and sustainable resource management. Tackling these issues, along with efficient and clear stakeholder communication, is particularly important for the deep sea, which remains largely unexplored. Technological advances in recent years offer the ability to continuously monitor the ocean in time and space; in particular, autonomous vehicles, and cyber-infrastructure, including telecommunications and networking. If these technologies are applied more widely in the world’s oceans, they would add to the capacity to monitor the deep sea and feed the obtained information into science-policy interfaces and marine management and policy.

The two main pillars of cooperation between Norway and Brazil are Energy and Environment, and the DSEMCluster network shall 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 because there are many universities involved. These are institutions that develop marine technology and research at all high international level. The research institutes are depended 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 an important bilateral link between Brazil and Norway and between business and knowledge.


REC Report about the Blue Industries and DeepSea Conservation Round Table, Ocean Seminar and VI November Conference.

In collaboration with FINEP and CSA Ciencias Oceanicas Ltda. and financed by Innovation Norway, REC organized the Blue Industries and DeepSea Conservation Round Table event, during the the Norway Brazil Week 2018. The Norway Brazil Week 2018, is organized by Innovation Norway and The Norwegian Real Consulate from Rio de Janeiro to create an umbrella for several events that seek to emphasize and strengthen successful cooperation on various levels between both countries.  The Blue Industries & DeepSea Conservation Round-Table, was an afternoon event (14/11), with 40 participants and 12 speakers, from Brazil and Norway. The multidisciplinary speakers shared experiences about deep-sea marine biology, deep-sea environmental monitoring during oil and gas activities, management policies and successful experiences with data base solutions for the marine environment. The afternoon program was divided in 03 session: 02 session with 04 presentation each session and 01 discussion panel with 06 multidisciplinary professionals. In the end of the day, the company Maritime Robotics AS, exhibited the Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV) Otter and demonstrate the multiple users of their technology.

Here you can read the Report about the VI November Conference, Ocean Seminar amd Blue Industries & DeepSea Conservation Round- Table: NBW2018_CEnov_REPORT



Ocean is the most used system, and we need to act to keep the ability of the ocean to continue providing resources. The ocean needs funds for conservation and management. Technology can be developed as important tool for the ocean management. To innovate and manage in an integrated way is necessary more knowledge, capacity, competence, better and stronger policies. Links between academy and industry proved relevance and address the needs of the day for Brazil and Norway.

Brazil has implemented reforms in energy industry to develop better environment projects, and the new investments means more job and development. There is the need to invest in new technology and research, for the development of policies towards future, to explore in a safe way the pre-salt fields. For Norway is urgent to reduce the emissions following the Paris agreement, less CO2 emission are necessary to reach the UN goals. Therefore, renewable energy is the focus for the norwegian future energy industry.

Right balance to provide and increase energy with climate changes issues are the challenges and dilemma for the bilateral cooperation. The cooperation between authorities and workers, to facilitate dialogue, to solve problems and incoming challenges, are dependent of the key resource for management, which is the transfer of knowledge. Brazil and Norway have the potential together to develop the largest market for marine services and suppliers, world class energy production and leadership in the deep-sea research.

For the deep-sea conservation, both countries should give more emphasis on environmental licensing in processes of pipeline installation and drilling, avoid areas with occurrence of rhodolith beds, marine invertebrates communities (corals, sponges); install submarine devices (pipelines, equipment’s, anchoring) without impacts (or less impact) on deep-water corals; and drilling wells without impacts (or less impact) on deep-water corals. These challenges are similar to those experienced by oil and gas companies operating in Norwegian and Brazilian waters, and both countries can thus learn from each other’s experiences.

The petroleum is an ecosystem industry which produce innovation with multiple industries and technologies. Collaborating is important for innovation, R&D and clients to bring the dynamic for the ocean economy development. Deep-sea technologies are becoming faster and cheaper and digitalization is delivering value for the entire chain, of the energy industry, in Brazil and Norway. Science and industries together, balance of economy and conservation, strategy and planning, are the greatest challenges for norwegian-brazilian collaboration.

Blue economy is complex as the ocean complexity proprieties. To understand and manage the entire system is necessary a holistic approach to cross the different marine and maritime sector, to act and innovate for more sustainable and profitable business, and better conservation. Interdisciplinarity and integration are the key elements for the blue economy.

The United Nations has proclaimed a Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030), to support efforts to reverse the cycle of decline in ocean health, and gather ocean stakeholders worldwide behind a common framework, that will ensure ocean science to fully support countries in creating improved conditions for sustainable development of the Ocean.

We live in the most exciting place and most exciting moment to build the future of our oceans!

Blue Industries & Deep-sea Conservation Round-Table – Norway Brazil Week(s)2018

We are counting the days for our afternoon event  (14/11) as part of the Norway Brazil Week(s) 2018.

The event is scheduled for starting at 2PM and finishing at 6PM, at Praia do Flamengo 66 (CSA auditorium).

The Program is divided in 03 session: 02 session with 04 presentation each session and 01 discussion panel with 06 multidisciplinary professionals.

“The Blue Industries in the Deep-sea Session ” is divided in two main blocks:

Brazil & Norway Cooperation Outlook and Blue Industries Outlook.

The speakers shall present and discuss the Brazilian and Norwegian approach to the blue industry, their cooperation in a profitable and sustainable way, and innovation in deep-sea environmental monitoring.

Brazil & Norway Cooperation Outlook Speakers:

Mr. Rune Andersen Consul Science and Technology at Innovation Norway IN

The Global Growth Subsea Technologies O&G Brazil Program

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.


Mr. Mauricio Syrio Project Superintendent FINEP

Knowledge-Building Projects for Industry by Finep&RCN

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.


Mr. Adhemar Freire Country Manager – Brazil NORWEP

The Norwegian energy industry and international businesses and governments.

Adhemar Freire has more than 30 years of experience in Oil and Gas Industry. He is graduated in Mechanical Engineer by Universidade Gama Filho and in Law by Faculdades Integradas Bennett. He holds a MBA in Economic and Strategic Management of Business by Fundação Getulio Vargas. He has worked for multinational and national service companies and has joined Norwep (former INTSOK) in January 2013 as an advisor to Norwegian Energy partners in the Brazilian market.


Mr. Gisle Nondal R&D Manager GCESubsea

Norwegian Subsea Industry & perspectives with the Brazilian market.

Offshore experience from work on the Heimdal Platform in the North Sea, and significant maritime experience from work on several vessels. Arctic work experience from field campaign in Kings Bay, Ny Ålesund, Svalbard. International experience from master study in Reykjavik, Iceland. PhD in oceanography (marine biogeochemistry) and Cand.Scient in chemical oceanography. Has expertise with: Oceanography, science, marine science, chemistry, marine biogeochemistry, management, environmental impact assessment. Numerical modelling, Matlab, Unix, data collection, analysis and processing.


Blue Industries Outlook Speakers:

Mr. Jim Chamness Business Development Director Ciencias Oceanicas Ltda.

Experience: In the environmental area since 2000 with environmental licensing, implementation of environmental programs and management of SMS processes. She works withthe preparation of units (drilling rigs and Supply) for IBMA inspection. Currently is an environmental coordinator for both offshore and onshore activities in the area of Oil and Gas Exploration and Production. Coordinates the processes related to the licensing, compliance with environmental control programs and procedures and legal authorizations.

Mr. Frederico Marins Diretor Marketing Gardline Marine Sciences do Brasil

Professional with solid experience within marine market with 13 years working for the Oil & Gas, Renewables and Telecom industries in Brazil and Europe. Majority of experience is concetrated on business development, marketing management, and international corporate ventures. Strong commercial awareness and client orientation. As a Marketing Executive Officer he is responsible for Business Development, Marketing & Customer Relationship within Brazil and South American markets.

Dr. Steinar Sanni Chief Scientist IRIS/NORCE

Steinar Sanni is Chief scientist at the Norwegian Research Centre (NORCE), and Associate professor at the University of Stavanger. He has more than thirty years of multidisciplinary experience as researcher within aquatic sciences, ranging from marine ecotoxicology and lake pollution to fish aquaculture. Development of methods and knowledge for environmental risk and monitoring related to oil and gas activities offshore has been his main focus the last twenty years.

Mr. Vegard Evjen Hovstein Managing Director Maritime Robotics AS

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.


The Round Table Discussion Panel will focus on how can we improve the deep-sea environmental monitoring, policy and practice. And how the different stakeholders that use the deep-sea can contribute to a more sustainable operations in the deep-sea environment.

Round Table Coordenator – Mr.Leonardo Santi Gardline Marine Sciences do Brasil

Marine Biologist, Master degree in Marine Science and PhD Biological Oceanography with 20 years of oceanographic and environmental science experience. Senior Scientist and 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.

Mr. Claudio Jorge Marins de Souza Superintendent of Technical Data ANP

GEOLOGIST – UFRRJ, 1989. SPECIALIZATION IN SANITARY AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING – UERJ, 1991. MASTER DEGREE IN ENVIRONMENTAL GEOCHEMISTRY – UFF, 1995.EXTENSION – Geochemical Analysis Laboratory – State University New York at Stony Brook – Marine Science Research Center (MSRC), 1993.MBA – Oil and Gas – UFRJ/COPPE, 2000. CURRENTLY: ANP – National Agency of Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels, Specialist in Regulation since 2005. Superintendent of Technical Data – Superintendent

Mr. Cristiano Villardo Environmental Analyst IBAMA

Cristiano has a Biology background and a Masters in Environmental Planning. Since 2002, he works as Environmental Analyst in IBAMA’s oil and gas licensing office. He has experience with environmental impact assessment of seismic surveys, and is currently involved with some environmental data management initiatives. He was the coordinator of IBAMA’s oil and gas licensing office from 2011 to 2014.

Dr. Fabio DiDario Associate Professor UFRJ/NUPEM

Fabio Di Dario is Associate Professor II at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), in the Centre for Ecology and Socio-environmental Development of Macaé (NUPEM / UFRJ). He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences from the Institute of Biosciences of the University of São Paulo (USP) (1996), a Master’s and Doctorate in Zoology from the Institute of Biosciences of USP (1999 and 2005) and a postdoctoral fellowship at the Museum of Zoology of the University of São Paulo (MZUSP)(2006-2007). During the years of 2002 and 2003 he was a pre-doctoral fellow at the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution (USNM). He has experience in Zoology, with emphasis on Systematics, Morphology, Evolution, Biogeography and Conservation of Recent groups of fishes. He is currently the Coordinator of the Graduate Program in Environmental Sciences and Conservation (PPG-CiAC) at UFRJ, where he teaches in the Master and Doctorate. He is a member of the Deliberative Council of the Brazilian Society of Ichthyology (SBI), is a member of the GEOPROF – Deep Sea Fishes Research Group, and is co-leader of the GSE, Group of Systematics and Evolutionary Biology, both Research Groups of CNPq. He is also curator of the Fish Collection of NUPEM/UFRJ (NPM), and has acted in Outreach and Science Communication.

Dr. Fabiano Thompson Professor at UFRJ, COPPE, IB UFRJ/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.

Dr. Steinar Sanni Chief Scientist IRIS/NORCE

Steinar Sanni is Chief scientist at the Norwegian Research Centre (NORCE), and Associate professor at the University of Stavanger. He has more than thirty years of multidisciplinary experience as researcher within aquatic sciences, ranging from marine ecotoxicology and lake pollution to fish aquaculture. Development of methods and knowledge for environmental risk and monitoring related to oil and gas activities offshore has been his main focus the last twenty years.

Dr. Taran Thune Professor at University of Oslo

Taran Thune is professor of innovation management and policy at the University of Oslo, Norway. Her work concerns innovation processes and outcomes in multiple industries and economic sectors. She has recently completed a large research project on the transformation of the petroleum industry, looking particularly at innovation, technology transfer and diversification of petroleum supply firms, which has resulted in the book “Petroleum industry transformations : lessons from Norway and beyond” (published by Routledge).

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Lessons from Norwegian Petroleum Industry

“Knowledge creates resources just as experiences creates knowledges.”

Norway’s successful development as a petroleum economy is based on the combined development of strong and relevant knowledge capabilities and a collaborative mode of innovation which has promoted effective using of the existing innovation capabilities. This mode of innovation has become dominant in the global value chains of many industries, and that competence in this mode of innovation may be generic competitive advantage for succeeding in international competition. Norway has the financial power to invest in new industries and world leading capabilities in organising complex technology-intensive projects. Collaboratives innovations allow partners, old and new, to create a kind of flexible joint or connector that facilitates the recombination of the pieces of the learning economy across the sectors. Emphases in competence, not ownership, is crucial for the local value creation and internationalization.

Norway has a specific policy to develop technology-intensive-supply industry. Several policies and programs have also been set up to support development and deployment of new petroleum technologies, often based on collaboration between suppliers, knowledge providers and petroleum companies. Although R&D indicators illustrate that the Norwegian Petroleum sector had become increasingly innovative and technology-intensive it is still difficult to capture the nature of innovation in the petroleum sector. The key trends can be described as increasingly technology-intensive, increasingly global and increasingly diverse in competences and applications.

The norwegian supply industry emerged, expanded and became international during a period of transformation of the global industrial structure of the petroleum sector. During the recent decades the specialised suppliers have gradually played a more central role for innovation and technological development in the industry. The implication was a change of relations between supply firms and oil companies characterised by collaboration: the development of the collaborative innovation system strongly influenced by public policy. Partnerships between oil operators and with supply companies are important, organised as joint industry projects, commissioned work and collaborative R&D projects. In the oil industry the use of demonstration project and field-testing is necessary for successful commercialisation of new solutions, which means that suppliers are independent on the operators to get their technologies into the market. The actual design and development of new solutions is executed by suppliers, but the users need match capabilities to be able to determine their functionality within the overall system. The petroleum companies operationalise demands and set the direction for the innovative efforts carried out in the technology-intensive supply industry. Supply companies compete on developing technologically advanced and cost-competitive products and services for all phases of the petroleum extraction and production processes. In addition to majors’ players, both operators and services companies require products and services offered by an arranged of specialised sub-suppliers and public research communities. Innovation today is collaborative with the suppliers often taking the lead of the efforts.

Since the innovation activities are the result of collective efforts the evolving conditions for collaboration is also a key topic.

The industry faces new types of challenges demanding new types of solution; from competition from new ways of producing oil and gas, new form of renewable energy and climate policies. These challenges may demand new types of knowledge bases and new modes of innovation, demanding transformations processes with the supply industry playing an important role in this transformation.

Knowledge of what works today is an unreliable guide to what will be required tomorrow. The common response to this uncertainty is the opening or dismantling of closed R&D and production systems and significantly more collaboration with outsiders in both.

REFERENCE: Petroleum Industry Transformations. Lessons from Norway and beyond. Edited by Taran Thune, Ole Andreas Engen and Olav Wicken.