Blue Industries & Deep-sea Conservation Round-Table

The long term and wide spread presence of O&G infrastructure offers opportunities to make sustained observation over extended time periods and over broad spatial scales. Regular data collection using subsea technology can increase the network of deep monitoring of ocean variables and can be used to address climate, operational ocean services and ocean health. By using the blue industry is possible to collect biological and physical data and these measures can improve our scientific understanding of deep-sea environment. The blue economy includes a wide range of established commercial enterprise as O&G production, shipping and subsea technology. The high-resolution mapping and images of complex habitats can support a better understanding of the deep-sea by monitoring changes and predicting future impacts. Having accurate information available enables improvements in planning, management, environment assessment, monitoring, regulation of anthropogenic activities and conservation of deep-sea habitats.

Our multidisciplinary speakers are invited to share and discuss experiences to understand how we can help to improve the blue industry and deep-sea policy and practice in Norway and Brazil.


Wednesday, 14 November 2018
Start Time:
2:00 pm
End Time:
6:00 pm


CSA Ciencias Oceanicas Ltda. Conference Room
Praia do Flamego 66
Rio de Janeiro


2:00 pm20 minutes

Welcome Coffee & Registration

Blue Industries in the Deep-sea

Present and discuss the Brazilian and Norwegian approach to the blue industry and their cooperation in a profitable and sustainable way.

Rune AndersenConsul Science and Technology at Innovation NorwayInnovation Norway
Mauricio SyrioProject Superintendent at FINEPFINEP
Gisle NondalR&D ManagerGCE Subsea
James ChamnessEnvironmental SpecialistCSA Ciencias Oceanicas Ltda.
Fred MarinsDiretor Marketing Gardline Marine Sciences do BrasilGardline Marine Sciences do Brasil
Steinar SanniChief ScientistNORCE
Vegard Evjen HovsteinManaging Director at Maritime RoboticsMaritime Robotics AS
Adhemar FreireCountry Manager - BrazilNORWEP
4:00 pm20 minutes

Coffee Break - Networking

Round Table Panel

How can we improve deep-sea environmental monitoring, policy and practice? Discussion on how the different stakeholders that use the deep-sea can contribute to a more sustainable operations in the deep-sea environment.

Claudio Jorge Martins de SouzaSuperintendent of Technical DataANP - National Agency of Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels
Fabiano ThompsonProfessor at UFRJ, COPPE, IBUFRJ/COPPE
Fabio Di DarioAssociate ProfessorUFRJ/NUPEM
Cristiano VilardoEnvironmental AnalystIBAMA
Taran Mari ThuneProfessor - Centre for Technology, Innovation and CultureUniversity of Oslo
Steinar SanniChief scientistNORCE

Open Discussion

The eventĀ“s public shall share their opinion

5:45 pm5 minutes

Closing Remarks by Ms.Claudia Erber

Special Exhibition of OTTER USV

Presentation about the Unmanned Surface Vehicle from Maritime Robotics AS

5:50 pm10 minutes

Networking & Coffee


The registration is closed.