THE OCEAN is an arena for new discoveries, connections and collaborations across ocean industries, and across ocean industries and academia, aiming to strengthen ocean economy through sustainable utilization of ocean resources.
The meeting arena is based on an initiative from ocean industries, academia and public sector to increase knowledge sharing, cooperation and technology development across ocean industries.
THE OCEAN is an arena to discover, connect and collaborate across the ocean industries seafood, energy and maritime. It is an arena for keynote presentations and it represents opportunities for innovators to pitch their technologies to enterprise partners for commercialization or co-development, opportunities for larger enterprises to reverse-pitch and share innovation challenges to the SMEs, start-ups, researchers to co-create solutions, and opportunities for students to pitch their research and ideas to startups, SMEs and corporates for future collaboration and commercial solutions.
Due to the Covid-19 situation, we have taken the challenge to rethink the structure of THE OCEAN and turn it into an innovative, digital conference for 2020. The digital format allows us to take the audience to some of the presenter´s own habitats – on a ship, offshore, subsea, at a fish farm or to the harbour – for us to DISCOVER. We will safeguard the participants experience through interactive break-out sessions, polls and Q&A where they will CONNECT with other participants and have the opportunity to engage and COLLABORATE with future partners.
Save the date September, 17th, 2020.
First version of THE OCEAN was held in Bergen, September 17th, 2019, and it is planned as an annual global event located in Bergen.