HRH Crown Prince Haakon (r) arriving at THE OCEAN and being received by Nina Stangeland (NCE Seafood Innovation, l) and Owe Hagesæther (GCE Ocean Technology, 2nd l) (Photo c/o Bergen Live/THE OCEAN)
Invest in Bergen was in attendance for the opening of THE OCEAN conference. This event brings together the leading minds and authorities within the ocean industries.
Among the distinguished guests was His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon, who gave the opening speech. He highlighted the value and potential of the ocean in achieving sustainable goals.
“The task that we are facing is formidable and challenging, but also meaningful,” said HRH Crown Prince Haakon. He added, “It is up to all of us, our dedication and entrepreneurial spirit to reach our sustainable goals”.
THE OCEAN is an arena for new discoveries, connections and collaborations across ocean industries and academia for the sustainable use of the oceans. This two-day event will host presentations and Q&A sessions with various researchers, corporate heads, investors, entrepreneurs, innovators, and government representatives.
For the first time, THE OCEAN will be a hybrid event. It will be held at Bergen’s Grieghallen for a limited capacity and simultaneously live-streamed.
This year’s conference will revolve around three key themes:
“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.