Hold Norge Rent-Conference and NTNU Ocean Week, May 3, 2022

Together with NOSCA Clean Oceans, in the field of ocean space technology, the Ocean Autonomy cluster will take part in the Hold Norge Rent conference and NTNU Ocean Week on May 3. from 12.00-14.00. This is to showcase the existence of exciting ocean space technology, especially technology that approaches autonomous and remote-controlled operations, from our cluster members. They are going to demonstrate and present their product and services live at the Brattørkaia. We aim to fill the area around the Brattørkaia with an audience during these hours, with participants from

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Innovation Sprint – Bergen 02.02.22

Innovation sprint in Bergen 02.02.22

Solutions found in efficient collaboration

Under the auspices of NOSCA Clean Oceans, a number of companies have joined forces to find the best environmental solutions for the planned waste-rock disposal site in Sørfjorden.

The site form part of the new road and railway infrastructure between Bergen and Voss, and is initially needed for the construction of the E16 stretch and the railway line from Arna to Stanghelle. This will be Norway’s largest tunnel project, and work is due to commence in 2024.

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NOSCA strengthens its knowledge chain

The number of NOSCA members from research and educational institutions has in the past year increased from two to six – a significant change.

This is a very positive development, says Eirik Langeland, General Manager of NOSCA Clean Oceans.

We have to be confident that our initiatives do more good than harm, and this involves complex assessments. Hence, we need the research community on board – those who really understand ecology, from A to Z.

Diverse expertise

NOSCA now counts among its members Sintef Ocean, NORCE, NIVA, University of Bergen, Western Norway University of

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NOSCA “sharpens” its efforts

In connection with NOSCA’s strategy review, work in some key areas is being intensified.

– The working groups have been renamed “steering groups” to highlight the most important fields in which we work, says Eirik Langeland, General Manager in NOSCA Clean Oceans.

Three steering groups are currently active: 1) oil-spill response and environmental preparedness, 2) marine pollution, and 3) biological threats to the marine environment. In addition, focus groups dealing with more specific topics will be formed as and when required.

– This structure involves frequent meetings, and creates great engagement among our

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DNV joins as NOSCA member

– Looks forward to a successful collaboration
NOSCA’s membership base has recently had new, strong addition in form of DNV (Det Norske Veritas)

This is a leading global quality assurance and risk management company with presence in over 100 countries.

Higher ambitions

– We were part of NOSCA when it was a special-interest organisation, but left as we felt that it lost some of its drive. Today we see a renewed and more ambitious version of NOSCA that incorporates a broader range of companies and institutions, says Hans Petter Dahlslett, who is Senior

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Bullseye for cluster collaboration

Cooperation between the innovation clusters NOSCA Clean Oceans and Ocean Autonomy Cluster can help solve a gigantic pollution problem.

– By working with other clusters, we can connect different expertise and technology to collaborate to create comprehensive solutions for detection, collection and disposal of marine pollution or organic threats. This gives us increased technology-development opportunities and strengthened implementation ability compared to what individual companies can do individually.


Right now, a kelp project in the Atlantic Ocean is very relevant, as the boom is increasing in frequency and scope, and threatens existing

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Strategic planning for the future

The members of NOSCA Clean Oceans have great ambitions, and have expanded their oil spill response competencies to include ocean plastic and other marine pollution, harmful algae and marine threats. This unlocks new, exciting opportunities through which to transfer their technology and expertise to important areas of the environmental sector and Norwegian business and industry.

– We have operated as an Arena cluster for one year, and have from the start had a more mature member base compared with a cluster built from scratch. We have already collaborated for almost 30

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Launches new website

Welcome to NOSCA Clean Ocean’s new ‘face’ to the public.

– The cluster’s own website has received a real renovation, says Eirik Langeland, leader of NOSCA Clean Oceans.

NOSCA Clean Ocean’s new website will be a source of inspiration and information for both members and interested parties.

– As NOSCA has matured and developed as a cluster, we also thought it was time for the websites to reflect our focus and our efforts. This is important, not least because the website is the first encounter with NOSCA Clean Oceans for many. We are

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Opening of the NOSCA test center

On Thursday 15. October 2020, the Innovation Cluster NOSCA Clean Oceans opened its new test center at Store Lungegårdsvann in Bergen. Going forward, the “Store Lungen” will function as a fantastic test pool for the development of groundbreaking technology for collecting marine polution. During the opening event, completely new solutions were presented, such as self-propelled autonomous vessels and other technology that collects plastic in the oceans.

In Store Lungegårdsvann in Bergen alone, 400 kilos of plastic fuses have been collected in three and a half months. They have followed explosives that

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Major cleanup to reset the heart of Bergen

On Tuesday 19 November, more than 300 students, businesses, authorities, and voluntary organizations will come together to purify Store Lundegårdsvann of plastic. The area will be a test arena for the development of new technology for the collection of marine waste.

– Plastic waste from blasting stones has become a huge problem. When filling up rock mass in the sea, explosive remnants are flushed into the water and we see how large amounts of plastic spread and contribute to pollution. We will address this. First, we reset the area. Then we

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