Experience the sub sea environment at close hand

A separate pavilion for sub sea installations is expected to be one of the main attractions when the Bergen Vitensenter (Science center) opens in spring. Through advanced computer games visitors will experience moving among installations at the bottom of the sea.

Published: 13 December 2006
NCE Subsea and the Bergen Vitensenter have established an initial project to realize the dream of a separate pavilion where the public can learn more about the sub sea environment. Hopefully, inquisitive visitors of all ages will find inspiration and desire to acquire more knowledge on their own.
 
Common arena
- We wish to create a common arena for communicating sub sea technology to different people, not only to schoolboys and -girls or families with young children. The science centre will also make a suitable setting for meetings and conferences connected to the businesses, says Trond Olsen, General Director of NCE Subsea.
 
Seeking sponsors
These days the NCE Subsea is working on finding sponsors to help realize the project. The centre was given from Norsk Hydro to the Norwegian people as a 100-year anniversary present, therefore the supplier industry is the most likely contributor. No other oil company is allowed to contribute.
 
Active participation
The final shaping of the sub sea pavilion is still on the drawing board. More alternative solutions, in various price ranges, are under deliberation.
 
- Sponsors joining us now can expect to take an active part in the shaping of the final concept, Olsen promises.
 
One of five
The shipping environment is to be presented under the same roof as the sub sea environment. The pavilion will be one out of five when the first part of the Vil Vite (will-to-know)-centre is ready on the Marineholmen in spring.
 
Skrevet av: Trude Sletteland