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 the Hold Norge Rent-conference and NTNU Ocean week as well the man and woman in the street. There will also be one or more food trucks on the site so the public can get some food between and during the demonstrations.

Furthermore, we will participate in the NTNU Ocean Week academic program from 14.00-16.00 inside Rockheim, where Ocean Autonomy Cluster and NOSCA Clean Oceans have been asked to contribute with relevant content. The program is set up according to NOSCA’s “value chain”: Detection – Classification – Collection – Disposal. Each section is filled with a presentation from the industry and supplemented with a presentation from ongoing research from NTNU.


The annual Hold Norge Rent conference is one of the largest Nordic conferences on marine litter. In 2022, the conference will be held May 3 – 4. On the first day, they will present local initiatives for handling and collecting marine litter, where the Ocean Autonomy Cluster and NOSCA Clean Oceans will be heavily involved during the latter part of the day. On the second day, the focus is on the global perspective, how marine litter is a divided global issue, and how the negative impact varies from region to region.

Ocean Week is the annual conference hosted by NTNU Oceans, one of NTNU’s four strategic research areas. The conference is a vital part of NTNU’s effort to contribute to Norway’s role as an ocean nation. 
As the signature event of NTNU Oceans, the purpose of Ocean Week is to lay foundations for groundbreaking interdisciplinary ocean research and for collaboration across sectors to solve the sustainability challenges of the Oceans.

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