Opening Oceans is a new initiative from Nor-Shipping to help maritime and ocean industry players realise the unique business potential of the ocean space.
This is a crucial event for all business leaders to understand the potential of the markets, the innovation required and the strategic alliances and investment that exist.
How can the ocean industries profit from sharing data, and how can it serve science to sustain ocean health?
Energy & Minerals
How can maritime industry help scale deep-sea mining? Is there a fit between ocean energy and ship electric propulsion?
MSc Naval Architect, MBA, Startup Wharf - the Maritime Startup Accelerator - London
Managing Director of Techstars Energy in partnership with Statoil, Kongsberg and McKinsey
Head of Unit in the Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
Professor Ronán Long
Nippon Foundation Professorial Chair of Ocean Governance & the Law of the Sea, World Maritime University (WMU)
ABS Chair of Marine Transportation & Logistics and Co-founder, Maritime Global Technologies Innovation Center
|Anne H. Steffensen
|"The Danish maritime sector is strong, with world-renowned players, an advanced fleet, leading equipment and service suppliers, and growing digital strength. However, we recognise the need for the industry as a whole to innovate and stay ahead of the curve. With that in mind, we are very interested in collaborating with our Norwegian counterparts, as well as with innovative players from outside maritime industry, to explore solutions for a sustainable blue economy with a thriving shipping sector at its core."|
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PROGRAMME – EXPLORATION ISLANDS
These dedicated exploration spaces will each focus on one key areas of ocean opportunity.
PROGRAMME – THE NORDIC THINK TANK SPACE
This glass enclosed ‘tank’ will host discussions focused on Nordic collaboration and cooperation in ocean opportunity.
Maersk, Statoil and OECD to discuss future ocean development at Opening Oceans Conference
Key figures from Maersk Group, Statoil and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development have signed up to discuss future ocean business opportunities, demands and strategies at Opening Oceans Conference 2018 (OOC).
How to use ocean data to create an informed debate about the future ocean economy
Oliver Steeds used his 2016 Ted Talk to highlight the unintended, but none-the-less, colossal, damages that are happening in the ocean.
Nor-Shipping uncovers ocean opportunity with launch of Opening Oceans in Denmark in 2018
The Opening Oceans Conference brings together the maritime industry and the emerging ocean industries to discover common pathways for sustainable development of the ocean space!
|Erik Giercksky, Head, Business Action Platform for Ocean
UN Global Compact
|"Norway has become a leading maritime nation because of the ability and ambition to constantly explore new opportunities in the oceans.
Cooperation and competition are two key forces to further develop the ocean industries in a sustainable way. We are therefore always looking for initiatives that bring new insight and ideas.
The Opening Oceans Conference is an important initiative in this respect, and we truly look forward taking part and meeting the ocean industry leaders."
For the first time in Nor-Shipping’s 53-year history, Nor-Shipping goes out of Norway. The choice to go to Denmark is logical. These two shipping nations have close business ties but as nations they operate two distinctly different fleets.
When exploring new business opportunities in the ocean industry, the maritime industry needs to create new connections. Therefore, this conference aims to bring Norway and Denmark further together, while at the same time inviting an international audience.