The meeting arena is initiated by ocean industries, academic institutions, and the public sector to increase knowledge sharing, cooperation, and technology development across ocean industries, other industries, and academia.
THE OCEAN was organized for the first time in 2019 in Bergen, the Ocean Capital of Norway. Hundreds of people were gathered for networking and exchanging experience and competence – all in the common interest for innovation and sustainability opportunities for our oceans.
In 2020 THE OCEAN was transferred to a digital conference, due to the Covid 19-situation. Topics were, among others, the consequences of the pandemic, the “new normal” in a post-corona situation, investment opportunities in the ocean industries, and facts and trends for the businesses globally. Robotics and autonomous operations at sea and the reduction of carbon footprint was also discussed.
THE OCEAN 2021 was a hybrid event, held at Grieghallen in Bergen for a limited capacity while simultaneously live-streamed. Economic perspectives towards sustainability within the ocean industries, sustainable food cultivation, energy transition and data-driven ocean research were among the topics discussed at the conference.
THE OCEAN YOUNG 2022 was organized September 15th 2022 together with partners of THE OCEAN.
THE OCEAN 2023 will be organized in April 2023.