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25. - 26.08.2021 (All day)


Wednesday, August 25, 2020

from 12 noon on incl. evening event

Thirsday, August 26, 2020

until 1 PM


HanseMesse Rostock

Zur HanseMesse 1-2

18106 Rostock

in the "Tagungsrotunde"


Agenda - Day 1. Patronage: Manuela Schwesig, Minister President of the state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania



11:30 am

Registration and exhibition

12:30 pm

Opening of event with welcome address

12:30 pm

Session 1
Step change in ocean research and industries capabilities using autonomous marine robots
Prof. Asgeir Johan Sørensen
Centre for Autonomous Marine Operations and Systems,
Department of Marine Technology, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NTNU

Platform discussion: Political framework conditions for the development of
future clusters and their relevance

Christian Pegel (requested)
Minister of Energy, Infrastructure and Digitalization MV
Norbert Brackmann
Coordinator of the federal government for the maritime economy
Research and Innovation, European Commission
Representative from Norway
Prof. Asgeir Johan Sørensen

2:30 pm

Coffee break: Exhibition and networking

3:00 pm

Session 2
An innovative ecosystem for ocean technologies
Dr. Gisle Nondal
R&D Manager, GCE Ocean Technology, Norway
Experiences from an innovation ecosystem for satellite technology in the UK
Nick Veck
Board Director, Atlantic Interactions Research Centre, UK
Ocean Technology Campus – towards sustainable subsea solutions
Prof. Uwe Freiherr von Lukas
Site Management Rostock, Fraunhofer IGD, Germany
Platform discussion: Establishment of an innovative ecosystem in the
ocean sector - opportunities and challenges

Kyle Burton
Tenant Engagement Manager, Centre for Ocean Ventures & Entrepreneurship COVE, Canada
Dr. Gisle Nondal
R&D Manager, GCE Ocean Technology, Norway
Nick Veck
Board Director, Atlantic Interactions Research Centre, UK
Prof. Uwe Freiherr von Lukas
Site Management Rostock, Fraunhofer IGD, Germany

4:30 pm

International cooperation and EU programs
InterMarE database and network as a tool of consolidation the SME’s maritime
economy towards the internationalization of the South Baltic region

Rafał Glazik
Amber Expo, Poland
Digital ocean in Horizon Europe
Karianne Kojen Andersen
GCE Ocean Technology, Norway
SyriUS, a Norwegian-German alliance for synergetic surveys using satellites and
unmanned maritime systems

Dr. Kim Knauer & Dr. Stephanie Kemna
Eomap, Maritime Robotics

Parallel session at 4:30 pm:
Made in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
presented by Invest in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

5:30 pm

End of day 1

7:00 pm

Evening reception at Warnemünde Cruise Center
Guest: Claus Ruhe Madsen
Mayor of City Rostock

Agenda - Day 2


Session 1 - Demand-driven innovations

Session 2 - Norwegian innovations

Session 3 - Start-ups in OceanTec

9:00 am

Digital Twin of the

Dr. James Fishwick
Plymouth Marine Laboratory, UK
Dr. Simon Jirka
52°North GmbH, Germany
José Joaquín Hernández Brito
The Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands, Spain

Mapping and monitoring
of the oceans I.

Birgit M. Liodden
The Ocean Opportunity Lab (TOOL)
Mogens Mathiesen
Ocean Data Platform
Joel Alexander Mills
Offshore Simulation Centre
Jan Børre Rydningen

International projects
Frithjof Hennemann
TrueOcean GmbH, Germany

10:00 am

Coffee break: Exhibition and networking

10:30 am

Offshore maintenance

Dr. Robert Wagner
Smart Ocean Technologies,
Fraunhofer IGD

Prof. Andreas Birk
Jacobs University Bremen
Lasse Isaksen
Global Concept Director / Offshore, Jotun

Mapping and monitoring
of the oceans II.

Eva Helen Rognskog
SATPOS Technology AS
Prof. Geir Anton Johansen
SFI Smart Ocean
Bjørn Jalving
Kongsberg Maritime AS

Digital Ocean
Award - Competition

Start-up pitches
of the finalists

11:30 am

Coffee break: Exhibition and networking

12:00 pm

Offshore UXO

David Shea
Kraken Robotic Systems Inc., Canada
Jan Kölbel
STASCHEIT Kampfmittelräumung GmbH, Germany
Jacek Bełdowski, PhD
Polish Academy of Sciences PAN · Marine Chemistry and Biochemistry Department, Poland

Digital autonomous
maritime solutions

Frode Halvorsen
Ocean Autonomy Cluster
Dr. Stephanie Kemna
Maritime Robotics
Torun Degnes
SAMS Norway


Martin Nietz
Innovation Norway
David Millar
TechX, Aberdeen UK
Shelley Hessian
Innovacorp, Canada

1:00 pm

Closing session of day 2 – Digital Ocean Award ceremony

1:30 pm

Farewell lunch