Conference on sustainable ocean resources

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The conference THE OCEAN is a new arena for sustainable, value-added and competitive solutions and partnerships across the ocean industries and academic institutions. The conference takes place 17 September in Bergen. Photo: Emiliano Arano (Pexels)
By Sigrid Folkestad

3 September 2019 18:43

Conference on sustainable ocean resources

THE OCEAN deals with innovations and new collaborations within the sustainable use of ocean resources. `The conference provides a perfect meeting ground to discuss and develop new ideas´says Linda Nøstbakken.

The conference THE OCEAN is a new arena for sustainable, value-added and competitive solutions and partnerships across the ocean industries and academic institutions. NHH is one of 14 organizing partners.  The conference takes place 17 September in Bergen.

Secure sustainability

Vice rector for academic affairs at NHH, Professor Linda Nøstbakken, believes that collaboration across disciplines and industries is crucial for developing a sustainable use of ocean resources.

Linda Nøstbakken, Vice rector for academic affairs at NHH.
Linda Nøstbakken, Vice rector for academic affairs at NHH.

`Our future depends on the state of the oceans. To secure sustainability, we need ambitious, passionate and highly skilled people who can work together and find the best ways to balance healthy ecosystems with our need to harvest resources from the sea´, says Nøstbakken.

Solveig Holm, leader of THE OCEAN´s steering group and Senior Advisor in NCE Seafood Innovation Cluster, agrees:

`We need to collaborate to meet our shared challenges and explore new opportunities in the use of our ocean resources´, says Holm.

The way forward

`At NHH we firmly believe that the way forward goes through close cooperation between the business community, policy makers and academia. THE OCEAN provides a perfect meeting ground to discuss and develop new ideas and set a new course´, says Nøstbakken.

Speakers include:

  • Erna Solberg, Prime Minister
  • Elisabeth Grieg, CEO, Grieg International
  • Ole Eirik Lerøy, Chairman of the Board, MOWI
  • Beate Myking, Senior Vice President, New Energy Solutions, Equinor
  • Finance researcher at NHH Aksel Mjøs

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