DSEMCluster welcomes one more company to our network: CRN Engineering.

CRN Engineering is a brazilian company that utilizes strategic intelligence, value engineering, cutting-edge knowledge and the Just in Time engineering practices acting as strategic partner to develop services and innovations


SUBSEA ENGINEERING: Anchoring Operation; Hydrodynamic Analysis; Installation of Subsea Equipment; Planning and Analysis of Marine Operations; Structural Engineering.
Engineering of Mooring Lines; Engineering of Subsea Pipeline; Engineering of Subsea Umbilicals, Risers and Flowlines (SURF); Hydrodynamic Analysis; Structural Engineering.

NAVAL AND OCEAN ENGINEERING: Anchoring Operation; Hydrodynamic Analysis; Installation of Subsea Equipment; Planning and Analysis of Marine Operations; Structural Engineering.

ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING:Chemical Monitoring; Contamination Analysis; Licensing and Environmental Auditing; Risk Analysis and Environmental Impact Study; Waste Management.

INTEGRITY MANAGEMENT: Engineering Critical Assessment; Failure Modes and Effects Analysis; Life Extension Study; Maintenance Plan and Structural Restoration; RBIM.

PROJECT MANAGEMENT: Engineering, Procurement and Construction Management; Front-End Engineering Design; Planning, Monitoring and Control; Selection and Qualification of Suppliers; 3rd Part Verification.

SOLUTIONS: Engineering Survey & Solutions Development; Clean Technologies Development; Experimental Model Testing; Software Development.


More info see attached files:



Juliano R. Carregari is project appraisal, and he has espertise with conceptual creation, competition analysis and market trends. He is working with the management and development of projects in the socio-environmental responsibility, endomarketing, cultural marketing and sports marketing segments.

One more connection in our cluster: CSSub is our new partner.


CSSub was created in 2011 with the objective of providing training for operators of positioning systems in the offshore oil and gas market. With established partnerships, starting in 2014, it started providing consultancy and services in the area of Underwater Engineering, with projects focused on background mapping and underwater pipeline inspection. In 2015, in the face of the results obtained, we also started to work on the processing of data acquired by submarine platforms, using the AUV (Autonomous Underwater Vehicle) to perform multibeam echo sounder, sweep sonar, interferometric sonar, sub-bottom profiler, among others. Nowadays, the production processes are consolidated and the results have been proven.

The partners:

Geraldo Pinto Rodrigues 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.

Igor Drummond Alvarenga 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.

GCE Subsea is now in the network with full power to support the development of our DSEMCluster in 2018

During the V November Conference I met Gisle Nondal, when he presented the GCE Subsea Cluster and their vision of subsea environmental integrated monitoring (during the Subsea Session).
GCE Subsea also participated and presented at the seminar «Ocean of Opportunities – Ocean Industries and Technology Seminar» during the first Norwegian-Brazilian Business and Science Week in Brazil in November.
Gisle Nondal came to Runde this week to participated in our AVOM Workshop and showed strong interest to cooperate and suppport the initiaves in Brazil.
Let’s learn with one of the best cluster in Norway!
Strength: GCE Subsea strengthens innovation and internationalisation of the Norwegian subsea cluster.
Ambition: GCE Subsea is an industry driven initiative for strengthening and internationalisation of businesses, research and education. They represent the world’s most complete cluster for subsea life-of-field solutions. Their goal is to increase the cluster’s competitiveness and global market share, and take a leading position in sustainable utilisation of ocean resources.
Expertise: Norway’s subsea industry has succeeded due to hard work, innovation and collaboration. Over time its companies and R&D institutions have developed great expertise that enables them to challenge each other and face common issues together.

Gisle Nondal is working as R&D Manager for GCE Subsea in Ågotnes. Main tasks include key strategic issues of Competence, Ocean Innovation, Technology and Work Processes.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.


The DSEMCluster thanks the opportunity to plan future collaboration with GCE Subsea.



We, at Runde Environmental Centre, are counting the hours to receive our guests and to start up our interesting discussions with AUV&Gliders experts.

The workshop is intended as a forum for anyone in Norway who works with autonomous vehicles for marine research and monitoring. It is organized as part of the project «Fjernstyrte Undervassfarkoster» (Autonomous Underwater Vehicles), funded by the regional research fund of mid-Norway.

Below the Final Program for Autonomous Vehicles for Ocean Monitoring Workshop,

Tuesday 5th December

08:00 Breakfast  Presenter (Institution)

10:00 Tea and coffee 10:05 Jenny Ullgren (RMS)  Welcome, housekeeping and introductions

10:15 Karsten Kvalsund (RMS) Underwater glider work at Runde Environmental Centre – the NACO and NEXOS projects

10:30 Charlotte Hauge (RMS) Small tour of the building and exhibitions

11:00 keynote Martin Ludvigsen (NTNU) Autonomous technology in marine environmental mapping and monitoring

11:45 Kjetil Våge (UiB) Linking ocean convection to the recent ice edge retreat along east Greenland

12:10 Anthony Bosse (UiB) The Mohn Ridge front: Mean structure and aspects of seasonal and mesoscale to submesoscale variability

12:35 Lunch

13:30 keynote Ilker Fer (UiB) Ocean microstructure measurements from an underwater glider

14:15 Petter Østenstad (FFI)
Gliders in a military operational setting. Example from a sea trial in Skagerak

14:40 Anne Ansnes Hageberg (CMR)
Real-time acoustic monitoring with autonomous vehicle

15:05 Tea and coffee

15:30 Joel Pederick (Maritime Robotics)
Maritime Robotics’ autonomous vehicles, especially Unmanned Surface Vehicles

15:55 Carsten Frank (Kongsberg Maritime, Hamburg)
Mixed platforms, e.g. Eelume and other lander & mobile platform options

16:20 Get ready for discussion

16:30 1 hour  Round table discussion ‘Autonomous vehicles’ project partners open the discussion of impressions from the day, and wishes and needs for the future.

19:00 Dinner  Drinks, chat, posters

Wednesday 6th December

08:00 Breakfast  Presenter (Institution)

09:00 keynote
Lionel Camus (Akvaplan-Niva)
Unmanned ocean vehicles, a flexible and cost-efficient offshore monitoring and data management approach

09:45 Atle Gran (Kongsberg Maritime)
Results from HUGIN Environmental Survey

10:10 Anthony Bosse (UiB)
Hydrography and energetics of the Lofoten Basin Eddy inferred from Seagliders

10:35 Tea and coffee available

11:00 Group discussion Split into groups to discuss New areas of use, Sensor requirements, Technical issues/challenges, Needs for competence-building, Future development.

At 11:45 groups report back in plenum.

12:00 Lunch

13:00 Skype Arthur Ayres Neto (UFF) Seabed Mapping with HISAS Sonar for Decomissioning Projects

13:20 Skype Mauricio Da Rocha Fragoso (Prooceano) Prooceano’s activities with autonomous technology

13:40 Skype César Martinez (UTEK) High reliability unmanned vessels

14:00 Jenny Ullgren (RMS) Summary, way forward, workshop report

14:15 End of workshop

The workshop schedule is flexible and informal, and questions are encouraged! We ask speakers to aim for 20 minutes’ presentation (keynote speakers: 40 minutes; Skype speakers: 10 minutes), and we have set aside additional time for questions.

Still time to sign up!




Runde Environmental Centre – Runde Miljøsenter, Rundavegen 237, Runde, Norway.







Runde Environmental Centre (REC) and Innovation Norway (IN) are cooperating to build the first bilateral cooperation cluster for deep-sea environmental monitoring and knowledge. The key words for the DeepSea Environmental Monitoring Cluster are integration and connection (www.deepseainternationalconsortium.wordpress.com). The Cluster aims: to have an active relationship with deep-sea environmental research and economy (blue economy); to be committed to solve climate and deep-sea environmental monitoring challenges, create value across existing industries and sectoral structure, such as oil and gas industry and subsea fleet, where Norway and Brazil have expertise; to become a driving force in the development of sustainable solutions for the regional business in Rio de Janeiro and Møre og Romsdal region, and help to increase innovation speed for the deep-sea environmental monitoring through the cooperation with universities and technology research institutes.

Claudia Erber, a marine biologist from REC, presented the DeepSea Project experience and prospects on the Subsea Operations Sessions during the November Conference (V NC), in Rio de Janeiro, organized by Innovation Norway and Brazil’s National Innovation Agency (FINEP) at 06 November (https://norwaybrazilweek.com.br/v-november-conference). This conference is organized for the 5th consecutive year and has evolved into one important venue for Norwegian-Brazilian knowledge exchange. All major Norwegian FOU institutions and universities participated. The V NC had focus on six thematic research areas, each closely related to the technological target areas in the BN21 agreement. These areas are not only important for both countries’ energy industry, but are also based on on-going bilateral Research Industry & Energy partnerships between Brazilian and Norwegian institutions.

As part of IN strategy to strengthen the cooperation between both countries, the main stakeholders have joined forces to organize the 1st Norwegian-Brazilian Business and Science Week (NBBSW) in November 2017 (https://norwaybrazilweek.com.br/). Brazil is one of the most relevant export markets for the Norwegian O&G and Maritime industry. REC and CSA Ocean Sciences organized one afternoon meeting, “The DSEM Cluster Round-table” (09 November 2017, https://norwaybrazilweek.com.br/deepsea-environmental-monitoring-cluster-round-table) during the NBBSW. The theme was research and environmental monitoring during decommissioning of oil platforms. The DSEM Cluster Round Table had 50 participants, including (15 institutions from Brazil and 11 from Norway). The round-table brought multidisciplinary professionals to discuss and exchange experiences relating to the practical problems of environmental monitoring management during decommissioning processes of offshore structures in Norway and Brazil. Representatives from the Ministry of Mines and Energy and the Ministry of Environment in Brazil discussed possibilities to improve the best practices for monitoring the deep-sea environmental before, during and after decommissioning processes. Kongsberg Maritime presented new technology applicable for the subsea monitoring. Arthur Ayres, from UFF demonstrate new sonar technologies onboard AUV that can develop consistent survey procedures to map subsea installations around production platforms for decommissioning projects. Prooceano and Norwep discussed development of network interaction between government, business and universities that can be used to innovate the deep-sea environmental monitoring. The superintendent of FINEP is optimistic with the DSEMCluster development. The focus is to increase research-based cooperation between research institutions in Brazil and Norway with continuity improvements for Brazilian O&G sector.

Follow-up activities

Runde Environmental Centre is working continuity to keep the network active to connect industry and science to integrate marine innovation and conservation. The next steps are to obtain funds for the DSEMCluster future development. The DSEMCluster has 20 stakeholders in Brazil and 15 stakeholders in Norway. The coordinator, Claudia Erber, from REC is optimistic towards the consolidation of the first cluster for deep-sea environmental monitoring and cooperation between Brazil and Norway:

– “We are expecting soon the 2nd Public Call Finep – RCN to start-up the new projects to improve the deep-sea knowledge” says Erber.





From Antartica to Norway, our workshop is connecting the AUV experts.

The workshop is intended as a forum for everyone who works with autonomous vehicles for marine research and monitoring to share experiences, exchange knowledge, and discuss plans and expectations.The workshop is organized as part of the project «Fjernstyrte Undervassfarkoster» (Autonomous Underwater Vehicles), funded by the regional research fund, Regionale Forskningsfond Midt-Norge (RFFMIDT). The project is about exploring potential new uses for AUVs and gliders in and outside of research. Project partners: Runde Environmental Centre, Havila Shipping AS, Fosnavåg Ocean Academy AS, Kongsberg Evotec AS, NTNU, and the University of Bergen.

Confirmed Spekers and Presentations:

Lionel Camus  Unmanned ocean vehicles, a flexible and cost-efficient offshore monitoring and data management approach

Kjetil Våge Linking ocean convection to the recent ice edge retreat along east Greenland

Anthony Bosse The Mohn Ridge front: Mean structure and aspects of seasonal and mesoscale to submesoscale variability

Ilker Fer Ocean microstructure measurements from an underwater glider

Petter Østenstad Gliders in a military operational setting. Example from a sea trial in Skagerak

Anne Ansnes Hageberg Acoustic measurements with a SailBuoy

Joel Pederick Maritime Robotics’ autonomous vehicles, especially Unmanned Surface Vehicles

Carsten Frank Mixed platforms (e.g. Eelume and other lander & mobile platform options)

Martin Ludvigsen Autonomous technology in marine environmental mapping and monitoring

Atle Gran An environmental survey in Tønsberg in May 2017 with HUGIN

Anthony Bosse Hydrography and energetics of the Lofoten Basin Eddy inferred from Seagliders

César Martinez USV solutions from UTEK

Mauricio da Rocha Fragoso Prooceano and their experience with Gliders in Brazil


Artur Ayres Acoustics Seabed Mapping with HISAS Sonar for Decomissioning Projects


Our DeepSea Environmental Monitoring Cluster partner, Arthur Ayres Neto, from the Federal Fluminense University of Brazil, is developing his field research in Antartica. He will do an online presentation during the AVOM WS about his newest Seabed Mapping with HISAS Sonar for Decomissioning Projects.

Read the paper here hisas-sea-technology


The workshop starts with registration at 9:00 on Tuesday December 5th. The programme ends at 15:00 on the 6th, with the possibility of staying for dinner. For those who stay longer, Wednesday afternoon would be a suitable time for splinter meetings if needed, and optional activities– such as viewing the Runde Treasure or the film The Silver of the Sea – can be arranged upon request.

Sign up today on the website: http://rundecentre.no/autonomous-vehicles-ocean-monitoring-workshop/


The key objective of the conference is to bring a wide spectrum of oil and gas companies into one room; small supply chain companies, contractors and many of the large operators. Previous conferences have shown attendees to be actively involved and willing to contribute and discuss the challenges and opportunities associated with offshore oil and gas decommissioning in an open and engaging atmosphere. Attending this annual event allows you to:

  • Update your knowledge and learn from industry leaders and key stakeholders
  • Take part in an excellent business development and networking opportunity,engaging with 450+ industry professionals

The conference will build upon previous sell-out events and will encompass numerous keynote sessions all focused on the latest decommissioning updates, trends and case studies. Session topics will include:

  • Session 1: Regulators and Regulation
  • Session 2: Decommissioning Market
  • Session 3: Two sessions to run in parallel; OSPAR Decision 98/3 – 20 Years On and Salvage
  • Session 4: Technology
  • Session 5: The Late Life Opportunity
  • Session 6:Two sessions to run in parallel; Well P&A Today and Environmental and Waste Management in Decommissioning
  • Session 7: Collaboration in Action – Joint Presentation

See the PROGRAM in the link Offshore-Decommissioning-Conference-2017-Agenda- http://offshoredecommissioningconference.co.uk/agenda/

Following the Conference on Decommissioning in St. Andrews (27-29.11), there will be an Aberdeen City Hall event (30/11), which will feature a presentation by the British Consulate on the oil and gas market in Brazil, a presentation of our the companies in the Delegation, and a presentation by Petrobras.

The goal is to get the message of the group’s goal with the visit to the UK, to allow companies from the UK that are watching us to understand the scope of activity of each company in the group and to have the opportunity to register for B2B Matching.

Below follows the program of the event:
8:30 Registration and welcome refreshments
9:00 Opening remarks – Aberdeen City Council
9:10 Overview of the market and opportunities – DIT Brazil
9:25 Introduction to the delegation – Sobena
9:40 Decommissioning – How Petrobras has been facing the challenge – Petrobras
10:00 Closing remarks followed by tea and coffee
10: 30-12: 30 One to one meetings

At the end of the event there will be a ‘buffet lunch’ offered by the Aberdeen City Hall.


Flavia Silva – Business Development Manager – Oil and Gas, Department of International Trade (DIT)

Ronald Carreteiro – Coordinator of the Decommissioning Committee, Sobena

Eduardo Zacaron – Decommissioning Manager, Petrobras

More information on the event’s website:





FOSNAVÅG SHPPINGKLUBB Monday Meeting: all about the Autonomous Ship

«Autonomous ships will revolutionize shipping and provide brand new business opportunities for shipyards, equipment industry and shipowners. They are less labor intensive, they require high-tech competence and new and closer cooperation between the actors. This gives the Norwegian maritime cluster one outstanding opportunity to take an international leading role in the development and commercialization of these ideas »

Shipping Club member companies presented opportunities and challenges about the theme “Autonomous Ship:

«Autonomt skip M.S. Yara Birkeland »   Jarl Åge Vågsholm, Adm.dir Marin Teknikk AS

«Havyard Design & Solutions AS» Gunnar Larsen,, R&D Manager-Havyard Group

«On the way to the Autonomous Ship» Jann Peter Strand, PhD, Product Manager
Rolls-Royce Marine AS -Automation & Control

«Autonomy – a global game changer» Ann-Magritt Carlsen, FMC Kongsberg Subsea AS

«The safety perspective of autonomous ships»  Øystein Goksøyr, «Head of Safety Advisory Department»

The vessel YARA Birkeland will be the world’s first fully electric and autonomous container ship, with zero emissions. KONGSBERG is responsible for development and delivery of all key enabling technologies including the sensors and integration required for remote and autonomous ship operations, in addition to the electric drive, battery and propulsion control systems.

More info at http://www.shippingklubb.no



DSEMCLuster new partner SOBENA is organizing the 11th Seminar on Marine Sustainability and Environment, in Rio de Janeiro at November 22th and 23th.

The Brazilian Society of Marine Engineering – SOBENA promotes, every two years, its Seminar on the Marine Environment, with the objective of promoting the debate on the key environmental issues that are presented for the naval and offshore sectors in Brazil. The Seminar promotes the debate among industry, regulators, academia and other stakeholders, presenting their experiences, solutions and opportunities related to the management of environmental issues in the sector. The topics of special interest for this year’s seminar are listed :

  • Ballast Water and Bioinvasion
  • Depollution of Guanabara Bay
  • Effluent and Waste Management in the E&P Activities (production water, drilling fluids, solid wastes, etc)
  • Environmental Licensing in Pre-Salt and New Frontiers
  • Climate Change
  • Oil Spill Response and Preparedness
  • Environmental Issues in the Decommissioning
  • Environmental Issues in the Operational Security Regulation in Brasil


Eduardo Zacaron – Decommissioning Manager PETROBRAS

Carlos Henrique Mendes – Environment Manager IBP

Leandro Rodrigues -Environmental and Regulatory Advisor – SHELL

Emilio la Rovere- Professor – PPE/COPPE/UFRJ

Silvia Blajberg Schaffel – Research Fellow – PPE/COPPE/UFRJ

Patrícia Bastos – PETROBRAS

Marcelo Mafra – Head of Safety Operations & Environment – ANP

Newton Pereira – Professor – Universidade Federal Fluminense (UFF) CESS

Bruno Graffino Oliveira – Annalist IBAMA

Elianne Omena – BR Bio

Ana Gonçalves Cupelo – Principal Consultant Sustainability – Statoil Oil & Gas Brazil


November 22th and 23th, 2017

Program  & registration online.

Local: Centro de Convenções RB1. Av. Rio Branco, 1 – Praça Mauá. Rio de Janeiro




“A taste” of our round – table during the NBBSW

Dear participants,

follow info updated of our meeting.

I hope everyone enjoyed the event as I did.

& we are already planning our DSEMCluster next meeting.

Lessons learned:

1.We need more time to deepen the dicussions with the active participation of the professionals.

2.There is still a long way to consolidate the best practices for the environmental monitoring of decomissioning acitivities in Brazil and Europe.

3.The presence of energy industry operators in our cluster is our next goal.


I will keep everyone from our network updated with the new list of participants and on the report of the event.

Participants Presentations below: 

DeepSea Project Experience and Prospects with Claudia Erber


Biologist, Msc. and MBA in Environmental Science. Developed her expertise in bioacoustics of cetaceans. Has extensive experience in projects related to environmental impact of energy industry on the marine environment, from the preparation of reports to Control Environmental Impact Assessment to the implementation of projects onboard ships and rigs. Participating in cetacean research projects since 1996 and the Project Monitoring Marine Biota in vessels, got solid experience of cetaceans and sea turtles. Managed two Beaches Monitoring Projects, integrating development, environment and fishing communities. At Runde Miljøsenter is studying the deep-sea life onboard subsea vessels during O&G operations. In 2016 started to develop an unique bilateral cooperation within research and development, including industry from Brazil and Norway.

 Innovation Norway Experience with Cluster Development with Rune Andersen

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.

CSA Company Experience with Decommissioning Process with Alan Hart

Doctor of Philosophy in Oceanography, Texas A&M University, 1981 Bachelor of Science in Zoology, Texas Tech University, 1973. Dr. Hart has over 40 years of oceanographic and environmental science experience. He has served as Project Manager on numerous oil and gas industry projects. He has served as an environmental consultant for numerous industry clients and Federal and State agencies concerning seismic, exploration, and developmental activities in the Gulf of Mexico, Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, Sea of Okhotsk, Caribbean and Caspian Seas, and Alaska waters. He is experienced in assessing environmental impacts as they are related to biological, chemical, geological, and physical oceanography. Dr. Hart has developed sampling designs, performed the statistical analyses of the data, and prepared and edited the manuscripts for numerous biological assessments of offshore and coastal areas, multidisciplinary baseline studies, and ecosystem programs. He was the Project Manager for a major water quality study for the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary to develop a water quality protection plan for the Environmental Protection Agency. Dr. Hart has also served as Task Leader and Assistant Project Manager on a number of major multidisciplinary projects, including a multimillion dollar study of offshore platforms for DOE and another major multimillion dollar study of bioaccumulation of produced water discharges into the Gulf of Mexico performed for the Offshore Operators Committee. Other important projects include a study of the environmental impacts of deepwater oil and gas activities in the Gulf of Mexico and environmental impact studies of non-aqueous drilling fluid cuttings discharges in the Gulf of Mexico and offshore Ghana. 

Edson Marcello Peçanha Montez – ANP



He has a degree in Chemical Engineering from UFRJ and Master degree in Environment and Energy Planning from Coppe/UFRJ. He has been working at ANP as a specialist in Oil & Gas regulation since 2005, mainly in the Environment Division. Currently, coordinates the Decommissioning and Areas Recovery Division, within the Operational Safety and Environment Superintendency. He has extensive experience in environmental issues of the oil and gas E&P segment, as the environment management systems implementation, degraded areas recovery and atmospheric emissions inventories.

Bruno Graffino – IBAMA

Environmental Analyst at IBAMA/CPROD/DILIC/CGPEG

Itagyba Alvarenga Neto – IBAMA

Coordinator of Environmental Licensing of Oil and Gas Production at IBAMA/CGMAC

Roland Wiefels – IBAMA

PhD in Geography at Sorbonne University – Paris (1999). M.Sc in Business Administration at COPPE – UFRJ (1975). B.Sc in Business Administration at UFRJ (1973). Scholarship from the Carl Duisberg Gesellschaft for a one-year training in production and marketing of seafood in Germany (1976). 11 years’ experience as researcher in fisheries at Brazilian SUDEPE (Federal Fisheries Administration) in Rio de Janeiro (1977-1987); 3 years’ experience as FAO Chief Technical Advisor of a comprehensive fisheries project (CVI/86/006) in Cape Verde (1987 -1990); 6 years’ experience as fisheries expert at French COFREPECHE, subsidiary of IFREMER, in Paris, France (1990-1996); 20 years’ experience as Director General of the Intergovernmental Organization INFOPESCA, in Montevideo, Uruguay (1996-2015); 3 years’ experience as Environmental Analyst (specialized in marine environment) at IBAMA’s Environmental Licensing Unit in Rio de Janeiro (since 2015). These experiences include field activities in 55 countries in Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa, Asia, Arab Countries, the European Union and Eastern European Countries. 

Vicente Carrasco – Kongsberg Maritime do Brasil Ltda.

Deep Water Environmental Monitoring_Kongsberg_Vicente Carrasco

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.

Arthur Ayres Neto – UFF

DSEM Cluster – HISAS and Decomissioning – Arthur Ayres

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.

Mauricio da Rocha Fragoso – Prooceano


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.

Gulbrand Wangen – Norwegian Energy Partners

Environmental Monitoring in Norway_Norwep_GulbrandWangen

Experienced Director with a demonstrated history of working in the oil & energy industry. Skilled in Petroleum and Renewable Energy, Strategy and Supply Chain Mangement. Market experience from Africa, Brazil and India. Strong professional with a Dr. Ing. focused in Energy Management and System Technology from NTNU, Trondheim. Norway

Special Participation: Mauricio Syrio Alves – FINEP

DSEMCRT_FINEP_Mauricio Alves Syrio

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). The area is composed by four operational units: Oil & Gas and Naval Industry Department, Industrial Processes Department (petrochemical, chemical, metallurgy, steel, mining, paper and cellulose, cosmetics, building materials), Agribusiness Department (fertilizers, pesticides, plant and animal genetics, veterinary, agricultural machinery and food industry) and Metal-Mechanical Department (automotive industry, road and rail implements; transport equipment and cargo handling; Metallurgy – casting, machining, stamping & tube manufacturing; Building – equipment and products for construction; Electronics – Except Computer products; textile, leather and clothing; Furniture; Chart). Those departments’ duty is to promote, analyze and monitor projects and R&D&I programs of Brazilian companies. The area that Mauricio manages, in line with Government policies, is also responsible for identifying, proposing and formulating policies, guidelines and programs related to the area along the deliberative bodies of Finep. 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. Mauricio is a member of a Finep´s Superintendent Committee that meets weekly to deliberate on the evaluations of reimbursable operations and investment proposals, recommending their approval to the Executive Board, or by setting their rejection, considering the opinions and reports of operational and credit areas.

Round-table Coordinator: Leonardo Santi – CSA Ciências Oceânicas 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.


List of Professionals Participants:

  1. Andre Esteves – UFPE -Professor
  2. Alan Hart – CSA Ciências Oceânicas Ltda – Ocean Science Scientific Director
  3. Alvaro Oliveira – AECOM Brasil – Sr. Project Specialist
  4. Anna Maria Scofano   – Petrobras -Oceanographer / Senior Advisor
  5. Athila Bertoncini – UNIRIO – PhD. Oceanographer
  6. Arthur Ayres Neto – UFF – PhD.
  7. Bruno Graffino de Oliveira – IBAMA – Environmental Analyst
  8. Carlos Frederico Marins – Gardline Marine Sciences do Brasil – Marketing Director
  9. Carolina Azevedo – CSA Ciências Oceânicas Ltda – Environmeental Analyst
  10. Claudia Erber – RMS – Msc.Marine Biologist
  11. Claudio Dupas – IBAMA- Environmental ANalyst
  12. Claudio Violante Ferreira – Petrobras – Engenheiro
  13. Denise Reigada – Finep -Phd. Analyst
  14. Edson Montez – ANP- Head of Safety Operations & Environment
  15. Eleine Francioni de Abreu Lima – Petrobras – Environmental Analyst
  16. Fabiano Thompson – UFRJ/COPPE – PhD. Professor
  17. Fabio Correa da Silva – Petrobras – Engenheiro de Produção
  18. Fernanda Rymer – Consultant – Msc.Biol. Environmetal Consultant
  19. Geraldo Pinto Rodrigue – CSSUB – ChiefOfficer
  20. Guarani Cavalcanti – Petrobras – Msc.Biologist
  21. Gulbrand Wangen – Norwegian Energy Partners – Regional Director for Brazil
  22. Igor Drummond Alvarenga   – CSSUB – Chief Information
  23. Ingrid Costa   – Benthos Ambiental / MZUSP – PhD. Biologist
  24. Itagyba Alvarenga Neto – IBAMA – Environmental Analyst
  25. Jan Dybfest – Minister Cousellor- Norwegian Embassy
  26. Jose Policarpo – Consultant – PhD. Biologist
  27. Juliano R. Carregari – CRN Engineering – Engineer
  28. Leonardo Santi – CSA Ciências Oceânicas Ltda – Managing Director
  29. Liana Silva – AECOM Brasil – Project Analyst
  30. Luiz Barbosa – AECOM Brasil – Sr. Project Analyst
  31. Maria Patricia Curbelo Fernandez – PUC-Rio – Biologist
  32. Marco Aurelio S. Gatti – ANP – Analyst
  33. Mauricio Syrio Alves – FINEP – Superintendent
  34. Mauricio Fragoso – Prooceano – General Manager
  35. Mario Sergio Oliveira – Olpro Consultoria Em Engenharia E Negócios – Executive Director
  36. Paulo Márcio Santos Costa – Oceânides Serviços de Consultoria Amb. e Ocean.- Biologist
  37. Paulo de Tarso Esperança – LabOceano Coppe/UFRJ -Executive Director
  38. Pedro Jose da Costa – Nortek -Director in Brazil
  39. Priscila Silva – Petrobras – MSc.
  40. Rafael Moura – UFRJ- Phd.Biologist
  41. Renata Ferreira – Innovation Norway – Senior Project Manager
  42. Roland WIEFELS – IBAMA – Environmental Analyst
  43. Ronald Carreteiro – Sobena- Coordinator at Decommissioning Committee
  44. Rosana Andrade -ANP -Analyst
  45. Rune Andersen – Innovation Norway – Consul Science and Technology
  46. Ståle Johnsen – Sintef Ocean SA -Senior Advisor Confirmed
  47. Thais C.C. de Abreu – PUC-Rio – Biologist
  48. Tore Aunaas – Sintef Ocean SA- Vice President at Technology Department
  49. Vicente Carrasco – Kongsberg Maritime – Sales Manager Subsea South America
  50. Ying Guo – IRIS – Senior Business Developer


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