Conference Marine Energy

We invite you to a conference about tidal, wave- and wind power, maritime hydrogen technology and off grid energy systems in Florø. The event will be a great opportunity for insight, networking and developing new projects together with Norwegian and international partners.

13–14 September 2017
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The conference aims to bring businesses, R&D institutions, public administration and educational institutions together to discuss potential projects and partnerships within reneweable energy, subsea and hydrogen technologies.

Speakers form Norway, Sweden, France, Orkney Islands, USA and New Zealand are confirmed, and there will be a number of Norwegian and international participants.


Wednesday 13 September

 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Registration and lunch
 2:00 PM - 2:43 PM Presentations
 2:00 PM - 2:05 PM Welcome, Trond Strømgren, GCE Subsea
 2:10 PM - 2:20 PM Development of a hydrogen high speed passenger vessel Florø, Trond Strømgren, Maritime Association Sogn & Fjordane 
 2:25 PM - 2:35 PM Green Fish Farm Concept, Bernt Skeie, CMR Prototech
 2:40 PM - 2:50 PM H2 in Micro Grid on the island community on Solund, Ingvild Smelvær, Sunnfjord Energi
 2:55 PM - 3:05 PM Break
 3:05 PM - 3:15 PM Maranda Project, Laurence Grand Clement, PersEE
 3:20 PM - 3:30 PM SF Breeze, Joseph Pratt, Sandia National Laboratories
 3:35 PM - 3:55 PM EMEC / Big Hit
 4:00 PM - 4:25 PM Panel with:
  •  Wave Power 1, Ulf Lindelöf, Waves4Power
  •  Wave Power 2, Geir Arne Solheim, Hydrowave
  •  Wave Power 3, Inge Bakke, Waveco
  •  Tidal Power 1, Nicolay Hroulev, NeoTurbine
  •  Tidal Power 2, Tomas Ekelid, Sogn Industri
 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM Workshop (topics to be announced)
 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Free time
 6:30 PM Departure for dinner at Knutholmen
 10:15 PM Return from Kalvåg, back in Florø 10:45 PM

Thursday 14 September

 9:00 AM - 12:00 AM Presentations
 9:00 AM - 09:10 AM Toolbox for planning of local H2 communities, Elisabeth Kjerstad Bøe, Sogn and Fjordane County
 9:15 AM - 9:25 AM Labor and renewables, Dr. Vivian Price, California State University
 9:30 AM - 9:40 AM Community Acceptance, Rebecca Kavanagh, MSc Marine planning for sustainable development, ICIT
 9:45 AM - 9:55 AM  Barriers to the commercialisation of wave & tidal industry, Karoline Hove, MSc Renewable Energy Development, ICIT
 10:00 AM - 10:15 AM Break
 10:15 AM - 10:25 AM MoZEES (Mobility Zero Emission Energy Systems), Øystein Ulleberg, IFE
 10:30 AM - 10:40 AM Hydrogen in New Zealand, Dr. Linda Wright, OneWorld Renewable Energy Consultants Ltd
 10:45 AM - 10:55 AM Master programs in marin renewable energy ICIT, Sandy Kerr, Heriot Watt University
 11:00 AM - 12:00 AM Workshop (topics to be announced)
 12:10 PM Lunch
Participation and Costs

The event is open for all and free of charge for GCE Subsea partners and members. Non-member fee is 650,- Norwegian kroner including lunch both days, payable by credit card at registration.

All participants must pay for their own dinner and overnight stay (optional).

Members must log on to their member account before signing up, to register for free. If you do not already have an account, go to create an account.

Learn more about GCE Subsea Membership.


Register for the conference below by Friday 8 September at 12 AM. Maritim Forening Sogn og Fjordane's members should register at their website for member rates.

To register for the dinner, go to dinner registration (external site). The registration  is binding. In case of no-show a fee of 650,- Norwegian kroner will be charged.

The conference is organised in collaboration with



Flora Samfunnshus, Markegata 51, 6900 Florø, Norway


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Contact Information:

Trond Strømgren

Subsea Innovator
+47 402 98 729