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An Ocean Data Revolution

Industrial technology, ocean sustainability and business leaders on how data will make our oceans safer, healthier and more sustainable

In this virtual event

September 24th, 2020
12pm - 1pm (CEST)

Join us where data science, industry and ocean sustainability meet. Leaders from the Center for the 4th Industrial Revolution (C4IR), in partnership with the World Economic Forum, REV Ocean, Aker Biomarine, SINTEF Ocean and Cognite will put the spotlight on a data revolution that is reshaping the relationship we have with our oceans, from fishing and marine agriculture to energy, shipping, and security. 

In both presentation and panel, they’ll discuss drivers of transparency and data sharing around ocean health, and explain how their organizations are using ocean data to ensure safer, healthier, more sustainable oceans for wildlife, for people, and for business.

Key takeaways:

  • Drivers of transparency and prerequisites to data sharing to benefit ocean management, health, innovation, and sustainability
  • Successful use cases in ocean data innovation and impacts on marine agriculture, fishing, and environmental footprint; derived from C4IR’s largest ocean data platform and powered by Cognite Data Fusion
  • Insights into the potential for sweeping innovations around ocean safety, security and sustainability

This event will be moderated by Paula Doyle - SVP Sales and Marketing, Cognite

This event is part of Oslo Innovation Week and is co-hosted by Energy Valley.


Who you will meet

BJORN TORE (BT) MARKUSSEN - CEO, C4IR OCEAN: Bjorn Tore is CEO of World Economic Forum and Aker Group’s Ocean Technology centre C4IR Ocean that includes the Ocean Data Platform. His latest position was Managing Director for www.veracity.com which is DNV GL’s Ocean Industry Data Platform and which he held from Veracity’s beginning in 2016. At year end 2018 he was ranked by Lloyd’s List as one of the top 10 Global Technology leaders within Maritime & Ocean Technologies. In his 12 years with DNV GL, he held senior regional or global leadership positions within Energy and Maritime industries, working and living in Amsterdam, Beijing, Singapore and Malaysia. Before joining DNV GL in 2007, he worked with Cap Gemini. He served 10 years as an Army Ranger officer in his early professional life and has experience from board positions in Shipping, Energy, PR & Media, Telecom and Academia.

NINA JENSEN - CEO, REV OCEAN: Nina Jensen is a champion of global environmental conservation and is currently the CEO of REV Ocean. She has a burning passion and commitment for the oceans and a proven track record of making a positive impact over a 20-year career. Inspired by personally witnessing threats to the oceans, she is now dedicated to ocean conservation and finding global sustainable solutions. As Secretary-General of WWF Norway, Nina was an active campaigner for defending the health of Norwegian waters and has fronted WWF's long-standing work of promoting robust marine protection laws. She was also an early advocate for the Norwegian Oil Fund to withdraw from coal and instead invest in renewable energy. Due to her tireless efforts as a prolific environmental crusader, she was appointed as a Young Global Leader in March 2014 by the World Economic Forum. Nina holds a Master’s degree in Marine Biology from the University of Fishery Science in Tromsø and has studied communications and marketing at Ogilvy& Mather. She is a Board member of The Business for Peace Foundation and a member of the Expert Committee of the Thor Heyerdahl award. She also serves on the Advisory Board for the Global Opportunity Report. Nina is born and raised in Oslo, she loves to dive, fish, ski, hike and loves the outdoors.

OLE THORSESEN - DIRECTOR OF DIGITALIZATION AND IMPROVEMENTS, AKER BIOMARINE AS: In his role as Director Digitalization & Improvements for Aker BioMarine, Ole and the team are working to integrate the business, improvement and digitalization agendas for the company. Their aim is to build an environment for improvement and increasingly effective employees, all the while creating long-term value for customers, suppliers, owners and the entire Aker BioMarine team. Before joining Aker BioMarine in 2017, Ole spent more than a decade in the business consultancy world, supporting a wide range of industries and corporate functions. His focus throughout his career has centered on improving work, increasing employee satisfaction, and facilitating improvements across value chains. In recent years, Ole’s efforts to improve business operations have become synonymous with digitalization, an area in which Aker BioMarine has a strong focus. Ole holds a Master’s degree from the University of Glasgow, where he studied Business Economics.

UTE BRÖNNER - RESEARCH MANAGER FOR MARINE MODELING, SINTEF OCEAN : Ute Brönner is the research manager for Marine Modelling at SINTEF Ocean. She has a background in computer science and mathematics and has worked with environmental modelling and environmental risk assessment for marine operations since starting at SINTEF in 2010. Her group produces vast amounts of ocean data from a coupled ocean ecosystem model as well camera systems that search for the non-visible in the ocean, small particles that are essential for the oceans' health. Their vision is to understand, predict and find ways to leverage the ocean in a sustainable way by using data.