SINTEF has great ambitions for ocean research and innovation. (www.sintef.no/ocean) To strengthen our focus, SINTEF will now unite several of its units into one common company for ocean research.
Many of the challenges of modern society can be solved through sustainable use of the ocean. For a long time, SINTEF has been a distinct and important partner for trade and industry and the authorities, and we aim to be on the leading edge to develop future-oriented solutions. So far, the ocean-related activities in SINTEF have been distributed among several of the research group institutes. By joining our forces in this area, we aim to become an even better partner for authorities and customers in ocean industries. We share a common ambition to continue Norway’s leading position in marine technology and biomarine research. This requires a multidisciplinary and holistic focus. The merger is also an important step in our work to realise a future Ocean Space Centre, which has been highlighted by the Norwegian government as a priority R&D area in the years ahead.
Key information about SINTEF Ocean AS
The owners of the new company are:
Stiftelsen SINTEF 71.5 %
Norwegian Shipowners’ Association 16.3 %
DNV GL 5.4 %
Federation of Norwegian Industries 2.7 %
Norwegian Maritime Authority 2.7 %
Norwegian Fishermen’s Association 0,8 %
Federation of Norwegian Coastal Shipping 0.5 %
A demo can be viewed in the following link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DvAQILpVAsk.