MMC Green Technology company is the DSEMCluster new partner.

MMC Green Technology was established in 2010 as a spin off in the MMC group of companies. The mission was to establish a company focusing on environmental protective solutions for the maritime industry, the upcoming BWM convention and MMCs experience from water treatment systems was the main reason for the timing.

MMC Green Technology consists of employees with very long experience from several other companies in the Norwegian Maritime Cluster.

By knowledge about the high demands in maritime operations they aim to give to customers the best service at all time.

Innovation trough process knowledge


Håvard Gjelseth is the managing Director at MMC Green Technology AS. He worked as design Manager – Control System Software at Rolls-Royce Marine DMSS and at ODIM AS. He was engineer and Owner at Visimo AS.


Our network is growing in Norway!

After the positive experience with Octio experts onboard the Deep Vision Vessel at Storegga, and following the GCE Subsea advice, Gravitude AS company has become one of our main partner in Norway.

Gavitude AS is part of Octio Gravitude Company wich  provides flexible geophysical monitoring services, tailored to optimally fit every specific project. OCTIO’s services are complete, covering all the steps required to convert geophysical data into value for our clients. OCTIO performs geophysical studies to define overall monitoring strategies, plans and executes operations and provides support to integrate data in interpretation workflows.

OCTIO’s main services are: Offshore seismic monitoring, Survey based 4D gravity and seafloor subsidence monitoring and Geophysical consulting.

More info on the website


2018 will be a year of unprecedented action on the ocean with the multi-stakeholder cooperation.

The oceans have huge potential when it comes to meeting the world’s need for resources and creating jobs and economic and social development. We will be able to realise this potential only with sustainable growth in ocean-based industries.

The growing global population means that the world needs more resources and services from the oceans, such as food, energy, medicines, minerals and transport. Is necessary to increase international awareness of the fact that sustainable use of the oceans and the maintenance of good environmental status can lead to significant value creation.

Norway can share experience of combining conservation and use of marine resource on ocean. International efforts in this field, will enable a concrete contribution to the efforts to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Brazil’s O&G industry is supposed to be one of the main in the world in the next couple of years.. After years of mismanagement, there are signs that Brazil’s oil sector is about to change, and the world is on the cusp of witnessing the emergence of a Latin American petroleum superpower. A combination of reforms, including a formalized bidding process, relaxed local content rules, and the elimination of Petrobras’ exclusive rights to operate in the pre-salt area have made it far more appealing for foreign oil companies to invest in Brazil’s energy sector. This, in conjunction with firmer oil prices, falling lifting costs, and high demand for the commercially appealing light sweet crude produced from the pre-salt area has stimulated considerable interest among foreign businesses.

Brazil is ready to provide all the necessary infrastructure for any foreign enterprises that will work in E & P, logistics, refining and marketing, to generate wealth for the nation. Brazil needs to continue to grow in partnership with the world, mainly with Norway.

Norway already has a reputation as a leader in ocean industry and will continue to work on the importance of the ocean economy for sustainable development. Throughout generations, the ocean-based industries have demonstrated an amazing ability for conversion, innovation and technology development.

In Central Norway we find an outstanding marine research environment that, together with companies and authorities, has achieved the world’s first test area for autonomous ships. The marine technology industry is a leader in shipping, shipping, offshore oil and gas, and fisheries and aquaculture.

The sea is much more than just jobs and new growth. The ocean will also be crucial in solving several of our foremost global challenges. By 2050 it is expected that the world’s population counts more than 9 billion people. A rapidly increasing population will increase demand for both food and energy. At the same time, global emissions of greenhouse gases must be significantly reduced to avoid the greatest harmful effects of climate change. In the next few decades, oil and gas will be very important energy carriers, but the sea as a source of renewable energy will also be important in the face of climate challenges. Shipping is essentially an energy-efficient transport option for freight transport, and we can in future access new natural resources such as minerals and metals from the seabed. Seabed habitat maps made using broad-scale physical environmental data, such as depth, submarine terrain and water temperature, are important to help predict patterns in marine biodiversity where biological records are either poor or lacking. Prioritising which parts of the ocean most require protection depends on scientific information to help decide upon the size and location of  Marine Protected Areas. Many companies collect data. But not all of them understand how to assemble the pieces into a clear picture of their customer. Master this data is vital for both organization and customers to benefit from it.

One of the major challenges facing the future is to balance the need for increased production with a demand for stronger protection of the marine resource base. Norway must ensure sustainable development in the maritime areas in cooperation with other countries. It is an ambition that Norway takes an international leadership role in important maritime issues. Norway has a strong interest in securing healthy and productive world seas and working in foreign and development policy.

DSEMCluster and the UNGlobal Goal 17: Multi-stakeholder partnerships
  • 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
  • Encourage and promote effective public, public-private and civil society partnerships, building on the experience and resourcing strategies of partnerships


Implementing the UN 2030 Agenda: What role for marine science?”.

In answer to this question, the main message of the 6th EMB Forum in Brussels, held on 6th December 2017, was that the role of marine science should be to provide a solid and sound evidence base to enable science-based societal debate on the future direction of ocean governance. Participants understand the importance of integration, moving away from silo thinking and towards greater collaboration among stakeholders to address the upcoming challenges.

The poorly understood nature and value of the ecosystem services of the deep sea is a significant barrier to making decisions on whether or not to exploit deep-sea resources and to what level exploitation should take place. Such decisions often require trade-offs between one ecosystem service (e.g. fishing) versus another (e.g. habitat provision). There remains a lack of clear guidelines as to how the sustainable use of deep-sea natural resources may be achieved. We need a better understanding of the links between the diversity of deep-sea communities, the underlying functioning of these ecosystems, and their response to disturbance and stress. Modern mapping exists over only a very small portion of the seafloor, despite the enormous efforts undertaken within the framework of international scientific programmes such as the Census of Marine Life (CoML) and the Ocean Drilling Program (ODP). Hence, much about the composition and global distribution of biotic and abiotic resources of the deep sea, their importance for global biogeochemical cycles, and the potential impacts of exploitation on ocean chemistry and ecosystems is still incompletely understood.

To foster sustainable blue growth adequate to our current societal needs and profitable for all stakeholders (both private and public), the right balance must be found between conservation and exploitation of the oceans, especially in the deep sea. This is because many aspects of deep-sea ecosystems render them particularly vulnerable to human disturbance from which recovery is slow or non-existent. It is clear that the deep sea has potential as an important area for growth in the maritime or “blue” economy. This is both through the extraction of resources within the EEZ or in areas beyond national jurisdiction including the high seas and seabed but also in supporting such activities through technology development, ocean engineering, research, risk assessment, and planning whether the activities should be for operations or for exceptional occurrences. There is therefore a clear requirement for ensuring that there is sufficient technical and human infrastructure to meet the research needs of the deep blue economy, as well as adequate management and regulation of deep-ocean industry, both now and in the future. It is also noted that as knowledge and our understanding increases on the impact of blue growth, there may be a need to establish limits to it, in particular if this growth is in addition to impacts on the ocean from continuing unsustainable growth on land.

Offshore deep-water finds form a large proportion of newly discovered reserves globally and are likely to provide the major source of large oil and gas finds in the 21st century.  In 2005 alone approximately 60% of new oil discoveries were in deep water or ultradeep water. However, relatively few of these discoveries are in production compared to shelf or terrestrial wells. Thus, there is substantial potential for deep-water production to increase and this is reflected in the dramatic increase in investment in deep-water drilling which is projected to continue increasing in the near future. In order for the industry to achieve more regular and reliable access to these resources, improvements are needed to better understand the environmental and ecological implications forworking in the open-ocean and deep-sea habitats. Improvements are also required in technical capability for observing and safely operating in such remote places especially as current data indicate an increase in reported incidents (blow-outs, fires, injuries and pollution) with increasing depth of the well for an oil or gas platform.  Addressing these challenges would improve efficiency and provide a step change in the quality and transparency of potential and actual impacts and thus drive the industry towards more sustainable ways of working.

Improving knowledge about the communities of life that occupy deep-sea habitats and the factors that influence their variation in space and time remains a key issue. Stakeholder meetings which included oil and gas industry representatives identified the clear need for baseline data against which to monitor and identify impacts from exploration and production activities. Basic knowledge, such as how the species richness, abundance, and biomass of deep-sea species are distributed and how they vary naturally both spatially and temporally is rudimentary and largely based on a few regional studies.

Community and industry identified a strong need for an increase in basic research on deep-sea ecosystems including environmental baselines, biodiversity and ecosystem services; A need for seafloor mapping and surveying as well as a greater understanding of anthropogenic impacts and environmental impact assessment; Industry reconigneses legal and policy issues as a barrier to achieving sustainable growth in the deep sea. Availability of large infrastructure (ocean-going ships) and state-of-the-art technical equipment (e.g. deep submergence vehicles) is not matching the growing requirements of the deep-sea scientific and wider stakeholder community, e.g. with respect to marine monitoring (MSFD) and blue growth. It is critical that the current infrastructure for deep-sea research is maintained and, where possible, increased. The market for ROVs and AUVs and other marine autonomous systems is expected to increase significantly.

There is a need for long-term strategic planning to upderpin funding investements which can predict infrastructure needs, and be adaptable to changing context and priorities, research needs and societal challenges. The development of multidiscilplinary clusters is one very good way of achieving the integration of deep-sea research with industry.

Integration, capacity-building and engagement in science, along with science-based societal debate, are key to support the Sustainable Development Goals.

REFERENCE: Delving Deeper: Critical challenges for 21st century deep-sea research

Overarching recommendations in deep-sea research to support a sustainable blue economy. September 2015.  PDF 5.64 MB


DESMCLuster prospects 2018

RMS has been building relationships with universities, subsea and environmental companies in Brazil and Norway since last year.

With the active support from Innovation Norway, Finep and GCE Subsea, and together with UFF and CSA as brazilian administrators, the DeepSea Environmental Monitoring Cluster is  establishing a structure to integrates competencies and personnel in both countries and aims to  motive new projects for 2018.

The focus are new technologies and standardized procedures for deepsea oil&gas exploration,  shared deepsea life database among stakeholders and best practices for environmental during deepsea exploration and decomissioning of oill&gas structures.

DSEMCLuster workshops

  • April in Brazil
  • June in Norway
  • Brazilian Partnership Delegation during ONS
  • Norwegian Partnership Delegation during Rio Oil&gas
  • VI November Conference & II Norwegian-Brazilian Business Science Week

DSEMCluster in 2018

During the year 2017, the successful events “DeepSea International Consortium Workshop” and “DeepSea Environmental Monitoring Cluster Round-table” resulted in a network with more than 30 stakeholders including  brazilian and  norwegian partners.

The collaboration between REC, IN and FINEP will continue in 2018 with the organization of new events: one workshop in March in Brazil; one workshop in June in Norway; and the active participation at ONS, Rio Oil&gas, NV and NBBSW.

The worshops will bring important themes for ocean monitoring and integrated subsea technologies with multidisciplinary approaches, to explore challenges and opportunities for future cooperation between Brazil and Norway.

DSEM CLUSTER stakeholders

(confirmed with letter of intent)

8 Brazilian Universities:

Federal University of Rio Grande (NAUTEC/FURG)

Silvia Silva da Costa Botelho

Currently, she is the Vice-director of the Center for Computational Science C3, and a CNPQ “Productivity in Tecnological Development” Fellow, with research and teaching activities at the Graduate Programmes, namely Programa de Pós-Graduação em Modelagem Computacional and Programa de Pós-Graduação em Computação and Pós-graduação em Educação em Ciências.

Federal University of Espirito Santo (UFES)

Angelo Fraga Bernardino – UFES

He is an assistant professor at the Department of Oceanography at Federal University of Espirito Santo, interested in the ecology of benthic marine ecosystems, including conservation and ecosystem functioning of assemblages from estuaries to the deep-sea.

Federal University Fluminense (UFF)

Abilio Soares Gomes

He is a full professor in the Marine Biology Department at Universidade Federal Fluminense in Niteroi, Brazil, since 1992. His is bachelor in marine biology, master in zoology and undertook his biological oceanography PhD from Universidade de São Paulo in 1994. Nowadays is the head of the Sediment Ecology Laboratory (EcoSed) and Co-head of the Graduate Program in Ocean and Earth Dynamics. His research interest is on population and community ecology and environmental impacts on soft-bottom habitats.

Arthur Ayres Neto

Graduated in geology at UFRJ. MSc. at UFF (Brazil) and PhD at Uni-Kiel (Germany) in marine geology and geophysics with emphasis is underwater acoustics applied to engineering and environmental projects. Main research focus is on underwater geoacoustics and correlation of geophysical attributes with physical properties of the seafloor.

Susanna Eleonora Sichel

Received her B.Sc. and M.Sc. in geology from the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro in Brazil and a Ph.D. in Oceanography from the University of Rhode Island, USA in 1990. She is currently a Full Professor at the department of Geology, Universidade Federal Fluminense. She has participated in many oceanographic cruises in collaboration with colleagues in the US and France, advised over 20 graduate students, and published approximately 40 papers, abstracts and book chapter

Federal University of Juiz de Fora (UFJF)

Daniel de Almeida Fernandes

He did his PhD at Norwegian University and Technology (NTNU) at Department of Marine Technology and now he is working at University of Juiz de Fora, Minas Gerais, Brazil. He developed his scientific project at NTNU AMOS: The NTNU Centre for Autonomous Marine Operations and Systems is as a ten-year research program, 2013-2022, addressing research challenges related to autonomous marine operations and systems applied in e.g. maritime transportation, oil and gas exploration and exploitation, fisheries and aquaculture, oceans science, offshore renewable energy and marine mining. Fundamental knowledge is created through multidisciplinary theoretical, numerical and experimental research within the knowledge fields of hydrodynamics, structural mechanics, guidance, navigation, control and optimization. NTNU AMOS research is related to mapping and monitoring of the seabed and the oceans by integrating different sensors and sensors platforms such as Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUV), Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs), and ship-based systems.

Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE)

Andre M. Esteves

He has a master’s degree in animal biology from the Federal University of Pernambuco (1995) and a PhD in Biological Sciences (Zoology) from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (2002)). He holds a postdoctoral degree from the University of Ghent, Belgium in the year 2011. He has been a professor at the Federal University of Pernambuco since 2006. He works in the Graduate Program in Animal Biology at UFPE, where he leads Master’s and Ph.D. He has experience in Zoology, Marine Biology, Oceanography, working mainly in the following subjects: meiofauna, sandy beaches, deep sea, marine nematode taxonomy and ecology, and impact and monitoring studies in aquatic environments.

Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ)

Fabiano Thompson – COPPE

Post doctorate at Ghent University, Belgium (2003-2004), Ph.D. Biochemistry at Ghent University, Belgium (2003), M.S. Biological Oceanography at Universidade Federal do Rio Grande (1999), B.S. Oceanography Universidade Federal do Rio Grande (1997). From 2014 to present works at COPPE-UFRJ, Rio, as professor in the Production Engineer Program. Has over 160 published papers, 01 ASM edited book, 01 The Prokaryotes 4ed. Edited.

University of Sao Paulo (USP)

Helio Mitio Morishita

Holds a degree in Naval and Oceanic Engineering from the University of São Paulo (1975), a master’s degree in Naval and Oceanic Engineering from the University of São Paulo (1979) and a PhD in Naval and Oceanic Engineering from the University of São Paulo (1986). He is currently associate professor at the University of São Paulo. The research area is dynamic, and control of oceanic systems and the recent projects have been the multibody dynamics and the dynamic positioning system of oceanic vehicles applying non-linear approaches for the estimation of the state vector and control.

Ingrid Costa

Developing PhD research at Zoology Museum of University of São Paulo. Marine biologist and taxonomist of marine isopoda especially from Deep Ocean. Team member of the Benthos Environmental Company.

Paulo Yukio Gomes Sumida

Prof.Sumida obtained his PhD in 1998 from the University of Southampton (National Oceanography Centre, UK) and worked as a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Hawaii in 1999-2000. Prof. Sumida joined the University of São Paulo in 2000 as an Assistant Professor. In 2007, Professor Sumida became an Associate Professor after obtaining a Habilitation title from the same university, where he still teaches several biological oceanography courses. During his career, Prof. Sumida worked on several aspects of the ecology of deep-sea benthic organisms in different ocean basins, such as the North and South Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico, North Pacific and Southern Ocean. He participated in over 40 oceanographic cruises and dived in many research submersibles down to 4200 m depth. At the University of São Paulo, Prof. Sumida has been supervising dozens of undergraduate and graduate students and publishing several scientific papers. He is currently involved in projects dealing with several aspects of deep-sea benthic ecology, including the study of reducing environments, deep-water corals and fauna from abyssal polymetallic nodule areas.

Vivian Helena Pellizari

She is a Brazilian Antarctic scientist known for her work on establishing Antarctic microbiology in Brazil. Pellizari is the head of Department of Oceanographic Biology at Oceanographic Institute of University of São Paulo. The Oceanographic Institute was a pioneer in Antarctic expeditions, being part of the Brazilian Antarctic Program since the first expedition in 1982. Pellizari has been part of the program since 1996 and first worked in Antarctica in 1997. In 2005, after 6 years in the Antarctic Program she organized a network of microbiologists, called the Micropolar Network, to improve the microbial ecology research in Antarctica. Pellizari has been a driver in the establishment of scientific networks across Latin America to investigate microbiology (Red Latin-American de Microbiology Antarctica) integrating microbiologists from Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina and Chile. She is active in the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR), she is the Brazilian delegate of Life Sciences and was the alternate delegate of Brazil in SCAR in 2012. She participated of the Antarctic Science Action Plan for Brazil. She is a member of the Technical Scientific Committee of the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP).

2 Brazilian Research Centre:

Decio Crisol Donha – PME

He is the Head of The Department of Mechanical Engineering (PME). His expertise extends to Control Systems Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Ocean Engineering. He holds a Master’s Degree in Naval and Oceanic Engineering from the University of São Paulo (1983) and a PhD in Naval and Oceanic Engineering from the University of São Paulo (1988) in a sandwich program with the University Technique from Berlin, Germany. He is currently an associate professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of São Paulo. Its line of research has an emphasis on Automation and Control of Vehicle Systems, especially automotive and marine, working mainly in the following subjects: industrial control, dynamic positioning, position control of ships and platforms, modelling and simulation of dynamic systems, robust control, Intelligent control based on fuzzy logic, optimization of systems using genetic algorithms, navigation and guidance of autonomous and semi-autonomous submersible vehicles, active and semi-active suspensions with magnetorheological elements, production of clean energy from sea waves and wind systems. He is also, participation at the NAP-Oceano (Sustainable Ocean Research Support Centre) as a researcher and member of the Board of Directors and research coordinator in the field of vehicles.

Paulo de Tarso Themistocles Esperanca – LabOceano/COPPE

He holds a degree in Naval Engineering from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (1978), a degree in Economic Sciences from the State University of Rio de Janeiro (1981), a Master’s degree in Ocean Engineering from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (1982) and a sandwich doctorate Ocean Engineering by the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and the University of Strathclyde (1993). He is currently associate professor at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and Executive Coordinator of LabOceano, Ocean Technology Laboratory at COPPE / UFRJ. He has experience in the field of Naval and Oceanic Engineering, with emphasis on Hydrodynamics, working mainly in the following subjects: hydrodynamics of oceanic systems, computational hydrodynamics, semi-submersible platform movements, pseudo-spectral methods and wave energy.

07 Brazilian companies:

AECOM do Brasil

Luiz Henrique C. Barbosa –AECOM

Oceanographer (FURG), Master Degree in Oceanography (FURG) and MBA in Business Management (FGV). He has been working with environmental studies, sea floor mapping/analysis and offshore/coastal monitoring projects for 11 years. He is currently a Project Manager and environmental monitoring team leader at AECOM Brasil.

Benthos Ambiental Ltda.

Ilana Sallorenzo

Doctor degree in Biological Oceanography at Universidade Federal Fluminense (2013). Director of Benthos Instituto de Pesquisa Ambiental, Environmental Consulting company. Experience in the last 7 years in studies of environmental characterization projects of Campos and Espírito Santos Basins (Cenpes- Petrobras).

Thiago Emilio Rohr

Master degree in Oceanography at UNIVALE (2007). Director of Benthos Instituto de Pesquisa Ambiental, environmental Consulting company. Experience in the last 7 years in studies of environmental characterization projects of Campos and Espírito Santos Basins (Cenpes- Petrobras).

CSA Ciências Oceânicas Ltda.

Leonardo Santi

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.

CSSub Ltda.

Igor Drummond Alvarenga

He is the chief information officer of CSSub. Computer and information engineer graduated from Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro and M.Sc. student in electrical engineering at the same institution. He has three years of experience in the development of data lifecycle management, automated processing and quality control methodologies for AUV survey and inspection operations.

Geraldo Pinto Rodrigues

He is the chief executive and chief operating officer of CSSub. Geodesy and cartography technologist by Brazilian Geography and Statistics Institute (IBGE), and geographer graduated from the Universidade Federal Fluminense and Universidade Moacyr Bastos. He worked for ten years as director of geosciences at IBGE and has 42 years of experience in Subsea Engineering field at Petrobras Geodesy division.

CRN Engineering.

Juliano R. Carregari – CRN Engineering

Specialties: Project appraisal, conceptual creation, competition analysis and market trends; Preparation of briefings, media planning, commercial presentations, promotional actions, production of materials and after-sales development; Negotiation and monitoring of agencies, producers, employees and clients. Management and development of projects in the socio-environmental responsibility, endomarketing, cultural marketing and sports marketing segments.

Gardline Marine Sciences do Brasil

Carlos Frederico Marins – Gardline Marine Sciences of Brazil

Responsible for Business Development, Marketing & Customer Relationship within Brazil and South American markets. Marine Scientist (Bsc) and Business Manager (Msc) with 9 years working for the Oil & Gas, Renewables and Telecom industries directly involved with offshore surveys and nearshore site investigations.

Prooceano Serviço Oceanográfico Ltda.

Mauricio da Rocha Fragoso

Oceanographer with a PhD in Computational Modeling in Environmental Engineering at Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. Has been working on regional ocean modelling, data assimilation and ocean measurements with gliders, Argo floats, drifters and remote sensing. He is one of the founders of Prooceano, an oceanographic technology company created in Rio de Janeiro in 2004, which provides services for Oil & Gas industry. Since 2012, became the General Manager, when Prooceano became part of the French international Group CLS. He is the Coordinator of Project Azul, the first Ocean Observing System established in Brazil, performed in collaboration with Federal University of Rio de Janeiro.

2 European Universities:

Southampton University

Daniel Jones – Serpent Project

Principal Scientist at Natural Environment Research Council (Sep 2015 – Present). Senior Scientist at Natural Environment Research Council (Apr 2010 – Sep 2015) at National Oceanography Centre. Secondment to Safety & Operational Risk Group BP (2012). Senior Researcher at University of Southampton (Feb 2006 – Apr 2010). PhD Biologist (2002 – 2005). MSc, Marine Resource Management, Heriot-Watt University (2001 – 2002) and BSc (hons) Bangor University, Marine Biology (1998 – 2001).


Martin Ludvigsen – NTNU

Professor NTNU Department of Marine Technology. His research concerns the use of underwater vehicles in marine research. Part of my work is to manage the Applied Underwater Robotics Laboratory (AUR-Lab) at NTNU and Blue Eye Robotics.

2 Norwegian Researchers Centre:

Sintef Mini IKLab

Jo Gjessing – SINTEF IKT Mini Lab

Research Scientist at Sintef since 2014. His expertise is with research and development within micro optics and MEMS technology at the department for microsystems and nanotechnology. Also worked as Research scientist at Institute for Energy Technology with fabrication and characterization of very thin silicon solar cells with a diffractive light trapping structures. Analysing optical and electrical loss mechanisms of solar cells and modules. Generating new research projects. Did his postdoctoral and doctoral researcher Institute for Energy Technology, emphasis in building a framework to understand and improve light trapping in solar modules. The work involves both theoretical modelling and fabrication and characterization of solar modules. From 2008 to 2010, worked as General Secretary of the Norwegian Solar Energy Society.

Sintef Ocean

Ståle Johnsen

Sintef Ocean SA -Senior Advisor. Cand. Scient. (MSc) AVH, Dept. of Chemistry, University of Trondheim, NTNU. (1984). Dr. Philos. (PhD) Dept. of Chemistry. University of Trondheim, NTNU. (1990) 1984-87: Research Scientist, Dept. for Analytical and Environmental       Chemistry, Centre for Industrial Research, Oslo, 1987-88 Research Scientist, Organic Geochemistry, Continental Shelf and Petroleum Research Institute, Trondheim. 1988-91: Group manager, Environmental and Analytical Chemistry, Continental Shelf and Petroleum Research Institute, Trondheim. 1991- 96. Senior Scientist, Environmental Dept., Statoil Research Centre, Trondheim. 1996 – 2000 Specialist, Environmental Dept., Statoil Research Centre, Trondheim 2000 – 2003 Research program manager, Statoil Technology 2003 – 2006Chief Researcher HSE, Statoil Technology 2006 – 2008. Advisor Environmental Technology, Statoil Technology 2008, HSE Advisor, Statoil do Brasil. 2009 – 2014.Project leader, RDI Statoil do Brasil. 2008 – 2016 Senior Advisor, Environmental Technology, Statoil Technology, 2016 – 2017 Senior Advisor, Sintef Materials and Chemistry, Environmental Technology and 2017 – Senior Advisor, Sintef Ocean, Environmental Technology.

5 Norwegian Companies:


Steinar Sanni

Chief scientist at International research institute of Stavanger.

Ying Guo

She is the Senior Business Developer at IRIS. Holds MSc in Reservoir Engineering from University of Stavanger and PhD in Petroleum Engineering from The Norwegian University of Science and Technology. She has worked with SCAL, reservoir modelling and EOR at IRIS. In period 1996-2005, she worked with Petrobank software development.

Kongsberg Maritime AS

Carsten Frank

is a Product Manager Underwater Monitoring at Kongsberg Maritime, Product and Application Manager at Kongsberg Maritime Ambient and works with Research & Development at CONTROS Systems & Solutions GmbH. His works include the development of sensors / analysers for seawater and his focus is on – wet chemical nutrient sensors based on sequential injection analysis (nitrate, nitrite, ammonia, and phosphate)) – direct determination of nitrate via UV spectrophotometry (eg. ProPS & SUNA) – high precision pH determination via flow injection analysis – and topics around CCD spectrometers and how to correct their errors and then to be used in the applications described above.

Vicente Carrasco (Kongsberg Maritime do Brasil Ltda.)

Service engineer (s.a. sedni): Service assistance engineer on Simulators and Navigation System from Norcontrol Systems & Norcontrol Seacraft. Level measurement System from Scana Skarpenor.S ervice engineer (simrad spain sl): Customer Support on Fishery, Fishery Research, Simulation, Hydrographic and Yachting Equipment. Sales assistance for demonstrations, seminars, daily contact with local dealers. SUBSEA Sales manager (simrad spain sl ): Sales & marketing on Simulation, Hydrographic & Fishery Research Equipment and Subsea Portfolio in general. Actually, on sales for Subsea portfolio.

Marinequip AS

Gavin Innes

Gavin is a ROV Pilot, with extensive experience from the oil & gas industry. He has been working with ROV solutions, underwater cameras and underwater lighting based on led technology. Marinequip AS is a Norwegian supplier and manufacturer of ROV, Lighting and monitoring systems for above and below water. Their products are special adopted to the aquaculture, well boat fishing and process industry.

Maritime Robotics AS

Vedgard Ev Jen Hovstein

Managing Director at Maritime Robotics AS since 2007. Founder of Peregrine Dynamics AS. Graduation and Master Degree at Norwegian University for Technology and Science. His. Field of Study was Control Engineering and Flight Control Systems.

Nortek AS

Ketil Horn

Sales manager at Nortek AS for 20 years. Worked as engineer, R&D Fugro OCEANOR AS for 8 years. Graduation and Master of Science with Signal processing at Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet (NTNU).

Pedro Jose Ribeiro da Costa (Nortek do Brasil)

Nortek Director, Brazil from Jun 2017. Project Manager at CB & I (4 yrs 10 mos) with Coastal Planning & Engineering. Specialist in Oceanographic Instrumentation. Coastal Planning & Engineering (Mar 2010 – Sep 2012). Masters in Geography, at Federal University of Santa Catarina Field of Study Gravity waves (2011 – 2014). Oceanography University of the Vale do Itajaí with Field of Study Estuary Physics (2003 – 2008).

1 Norwegian Cluster:

GCE Blue Maritime

Tom Christian Dahl – ÅKP AS

Senior Advisor with a demonstrated history of working in the maritime industry. Strong professional skills in control systems design, modeling and simulation of dynamic systems, and virtual prototyping. Now working with business development, innovation and cluster operation.


2 Innovation Agencies:


Denise Cristiano Reigada

Analyst of the Department of Petroleum, Natural Gas and Naval Industry (DPGN) of FINEP, subordinate to the Ministry of Science and Technology (MCT) Effective Partner of the Brazilian Society of Physics. Carrier of the Michigan Certificate of Proficiency in English (1988); PhD in Physics (2000) PUC-RJ), having obtained a bachelor’s degree in Physics in 1993 (UFF – Niteroi); Areas of expertise: non-linear optics, protective coatings and probe microscopes. Specialization Course in Public Policy (2010) – Institute of Economics – UFRJ.

Mauricio Syrio Alves

Mauricio Alves Syrio is currently superintendent of AFI, an operational area at Finep, whose mission is to promote R&D&I actions carried out by the business sector and to support the innovation business plans and projects of Brazilian companies through different financial tools (loans and grants). Mauricio represents FINEP in industry forums related activities end of the area he manages (AFI) and since October 2012, by Ministry of Science Technology and Innovation concierge designation integrates intergovernmental Task Force for Cooperation on Science, Technology and Innovation (ST&I) between Brazil and Norway.

Innovation Norway RJ

Renata Ferreira

She is responsible for the Maritime sector at IN Rio. She has been the local contact point for exhibitions such as Rio Oil & Gas, as well as part of the Oil & Gas Sector Team. Renata holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and has recently achieved Petroskills training courses on the Petroleum Industry, Offshore Systems and Subsea Systems, as well as UFRJ courses on Subsea Engineering and Environmental Analysis.

Rune 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.

RMS nyhendebrev nr 1. 2018 – Newsletter from REC.


Autonomous Vehicles for Ocean Monitoring workshop at Runde – THE REPORT

We want to thanks every one who participated  in the Autonomous Vehicles for Ocean Monitoring workshop at Runde earlier this month!

Here is the report from the workshop. workshop report AVOM 2017 comp

It is our attempt to summarize the activities of these two days

but is possible to study the presentations online (untill march) on the link :



Wishing you all a very happy Christmas and a great start of the new year!


We wish you a joyous holiday season and a prosperous New Year.

I want to thanks everyone who dedicated a little of your time and showed interest in the development of our network and cluster by answering emails, attending meetings and events.
Abilio Gomes
Adhemar Freire
Adriano R. Viana  
Alan Hart
Alexandre Avignon
Alexandre Santos de Souza
Aline Brasil
Alvaro Oliveira
Ana Paula Brandao Pinto
Ana Paula Falcao
Anna Maria Scofano  
Anderson Cantarino
Andre Barbosa
Andre de Castro Pereira Nunes
André Esteves
Andre Vitta
Angelo Fraga Bernardino
Alexandre Avignon
Arnstein Lystad
Antonio Batista
Antonio Paes de Carvalho
Arthur Ayres Neto
Asgeir Sorensen
Atle Gran
Athila Bertoncini
Barbara Bosisio
Barbara Calcado
Barbara Ciqueira
Bjorn Kvalsund
Bruno Graffino de Oliveira
Carlos Augusto Vital
Carlos Frederico Marins
Carolina Azevedo
Charlotte Hauge
Claudio Dupas
Claudio Violante Ferreira
Cartens Frank
Cristian Maria da Silva Abreu
Daniel Fernandes
Daniel Jones
Décio Crisol Donha
Denise Reigada
Eduardo Abreu
Eduardo Tannuri
Edson Montez
Edson Watanabe
Eleine Francioni de Abreu Lima
Eva Ramirz-Llodra
Fabio Correa da Silva
Fabiano Thompson
Felipe Meira
Fernanda Rymer
Gavin Innes
Geraldo Pinto Rodrigue
Gulbrand Wangen
Guarani de H. Cavalcanti
Gry Harstad
Heitor Tozzi
Helio Mitio Morishita
Ilana Sallorenzo
Igor Drummond Alvarenga  
Ingrid Costa
Itagyba Alvarenga Neto
Jan Dybfest
Jenny Ullgren
Jo Gjessig
Jose Policarpo
Juliano R. Carregari
Katia Aguia
Kartens Kvalsund
Katrine Torvik
Ketil Horn
Lars Golmen
Leonardo Santi
Liana Silva
Lucas Weihman
Luiz Henrique C. Barbosa
Marco Aurelio S. Gatti
Marcos Domingos Siqueira Tavares
Marcos Tambuquine Marques
Maria Carolina Henrique
Mariana Pereira
Maria Patricia C.Fernandez
Maria Teresa Caldeira
Marcelo Mafra
Marcelo Medeiros
Marina Dore
Mauricio Alves Syrio
Mauricio Fragoso
Mario Sergio A.Oliveira
Mario Sergio Ximenez
Mauro de Freitas Rebelo
Martin Ludvigsen
Martin Nietz
Marianne Haavardsholm
Monica Algamis
Morten Kompen
Nils-Roar Hareide
Paula Vieira Castelloes
Paulo Márcio Santos Costa
Paulo de Tarso T. Esperança
Paulo Sumida
Patricia S.Cotta
Patrick Reurinck
Pedro Ribeiro
Rafael Moura
Renata Ferreira
Renato Cordeiro
Roar Hansen
Roland Wiefels
Ronald Carreteiro
Ronaldo Martins
Rosana Andrade
Ragnvald Nærø
Runar Stave
Rune Andersen
Rune Bjørnsen
Sergio Hamilton Sphaer
Silvia Silva da Costa Botelho
Silvio Jablonski
Susanna Sichel
Ståle Johansen
Steinar Sanni
Thais C.C. de Abreu
Thiago Emilio Rhor
Tore Aunaas
Vanessa Beregrin
Vegard Evjen Hovstein
Vicente Carrasco
Vinicius Lopes Vileti
Vivian Helena Pellizari
Øyvind Fjukman
Ying Guo

We will keep connected in 2018!

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.