THE OCEAN


September
14th – 15th
2021

Connect

Discover

Collaborate

CONNECT
Participate in networking activities, digitally or in-person. THE OCEAN 2021 will be a hybrid event over two half days, with the possibility to attend in-person in Grieghallen

DISCOVER
Hear business leaders, academic professionals, investors, entrepreneurs, students, and representatives from the government – all with a passion for the oceans

COLLABORATE
Learn from examples of collaborations for innovation, use of new technology and sustainable use of ocean resources – and use the opportunity to connect for future collaboration

15 sep 2021

THE OCEAN concludes with insight and knowledge sharing

THE OCEAN 2021 concluded with a wealth of insight and knowledge presented by and discussed among renown experts from the ocean industries. Throughout this two-day conference, leading minds and renown authorities from many ocean-based firms and institutions shared their insights on the current state and future trends of the ocean industries. The theme for Day 1 of the conference focused on “Ocean Wealth” and “New Value Creation”. Key speakers from educational, financial, and other institutions spoke on the economic perspective towards sustainability within the ocean industries. Day 2 revolved around “Ocean Health” and “Ocean Knowledge”. Sustainable food cultivation, energy transition and data-driven ocean research were among the topics discussed. A highlight of the conference was the on-site podcast that was present. Conference partner PwC interviewed attendees with key industry knowledge. THE OCEAN is an arena for new discoveries, connections and collaborations across ocean industries and academia for the sustainable use of the oceans. For the first time ever, THE OCEAN was a hybrid event, held at Bergen’s Grieghallen for a limited capacity while simultaneously live-streamed.

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14 sep 2021

His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon opened THE OCEAN conference

His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon opened THE OCEAN conference today. This event brings together the leading minds and authorities within the ocean industries.In his opening speech, Crown Prince Haakon touched upon how the ocean connects humanity as a whole and the possibilities it holds. He also spoke of the future challenges for the ocean and the need to meet these challenges. “The task that we are facing is formidable and challenging, but also meaningful,” said crown prince Haakon. He added “It is up to all of us, our dedication and entrepreneurial spirit to reach our sustainable goals”. THE OCEAN consists of presentations from, as well as Q&A sessions with various researchers, corporate heads, investors, entrepreneurs, innovators, and government representatives from within the ocean industries. For the first time ever, THE OCEAN will be a hybrid event. This two-day conference will be held at Bergen’s Grieghallen for a limited capacity while simultaneously live-streamed.The themes for this conference will revolve around: “Ocean Wealth: Policy, taxonomy, market, and value creation”, focused on investment and regulatory needs to ensure a sustainable ocean economy. “Ocean Health: Sustainable use of ocean resources”, highlighting environmental challenges and solutions for today’s ocean industries. “Ocean Knowledge: Competence and collaboration”, exploring how science and commerce can collaborate to create new methods and technologies to sustainably use ocean resources. THE OCEAN is an arena for new discoveries, connections and collaborations across ocean industries and academia for a sustainable use of the oceans.

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