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2. Digital Ocean Convention Rostock

Digital underwater technology – pioneering and powerful: Requirements, capabilities, applications

At the Digital Ocean Convention Rostock, representatives from the worlds of business, science and politics will discuss the latest developments, trends and projects in digital underwater technology.

You can look forward to a wide-ranging program:

  • Keynotes and panel discussions
  • Accompanying exhibition showcasing the latest products and developments
  • Presentations highlighting start-ups and innovative solutions
  • Networking opportunities

 

Program: Wednesday, 25th of august 2021

12:30 pm Event opening with welcome address from political and maritime leaders

  • Manuela Schwesig, Ministerpräsidentin MV
  • Jens Frølich Holte, Norwegischer Staatssekratär
  • Alexandra Bech Gjørv / President & CEO SINTEF
 

1:00 pm Session 1

Step change in ocean research and industry capabilities using autonomous marine robots
Prof. Asgeir Johan Sørensen Centre for Autonomous Marine Operations and Systems, Department of Marine Technology, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NTNU

Platform discussion: Political framework conditions for the development of future clusters and their relevance
Christian Pegel Minister of Energy, Infrastructure and Digitalization MV, Germany
Norbert Brackmann Coordinator of the federal government for the maritime economy, Germany
Eyk-Uwe Pap, CEO Baltic Taucherei- und Bergungsbetrieb Rostock GmbH, Germany
Petter Ølberg (tentative), Embassy of the Kingdom of Norway

2:30 pm Coffee break: Exhibition and networking

3:00 pm Session 2

An innovative ecosystem for ocean technologies
Dr. Gisle Nondal CEO, Catapult Centre; R&D Manager, GCE Ocean Technology, Norway

Can we build entrepreneurial ecosystems?
Sabrina Fredin Senior Lecturer, Department of Spatial Planning, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden

Ocean Technology Campus – Towards sustainable subsea solutions
Prof. Uwe Freiherr von Lukas Site Management, Rostock, Fraunhofer IGD, Germany; University of Rostock

Platform discussion: Establishment of an innovative ecosystem in the ocean sector – opportunities and challenges
Melanie Nadeau CEO, Centre for Ocean Ventures & Entrepreneurship COVE, Canada
Dr. Gisle Nondal CEO, Catapult Centre; R&D Manager, GCE Ocean Technology, Norway
Sabrina Fredin Senior Lecturer, Department of Spatial Planning, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden
Prof. Uwe Freiherr von Lukas Site Management, Rostock, Fraunhofer IGD, Germany; University of Rostock

 
Signing of an MoU (Memorandum of Understanding): COVE, SMN and GCE Ocean
4:30 pm Coffee break: Exhibition and networking

5:00 pm International cooperation and EU programs

Reshaping underwater operations – Eelume
Thomas Wikberg Kongsberg Digital AS, Norway

Digital ocean in Horizon Europe
Karianne Kojen Andersen (tentative) GCE Ocean Technology, Norway

SyriUS, a Norwegian-German alliance for synergetic surveys using satellites and unmanned maritime systems
Dr. Kim Knauer & Dr. Stephanie Kemna Eomap, Maritime Robotics, Norway

6:00 pm Closing Keynote – Ulrich Bathmann, Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research Warnemünde/Deutsche Allianz Meeresforschung e.V.
7:00 pm Evening reception at Ocean Technology Campus – Basecamp
Guest: Claus Ruhe Madsen Mayor of the City of Rostock
 
Program: Thursday, 26st of august 2021

9:00 am Digital twin of the ocean   

Dr. James Fishwick
Plymouth Marine Laboratory, UK

Dr. Simon Jirka
52°North GmbH, Germany

Dr. José Joaquín Hernández-Brito
CEO, Plataforma Oceánica de Canarias /
Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands

 

9:00 am Mapping and monitoring of the oceans

Sören Themann, Subsea Europe Services, Germany

Frithjof Hennemann, TrueOcean GmbH, Germany

 

 

 

 

10:00 am Coffee break: Exhibition and networking

10:30 am Offshore maintenance

Dr. Detlef Lemke
Smart Ocean Technologies, Fraunhofer, Germany

Prof. Andreas Birk
Jacobs University Bremen, Germany

10:30 am Digital autonomous maritime solutions

Dr. Stephanie Kemna
Maritime Robotics, Norway

Fabian Bannasch, Evologics, Germany

11:30 am Coffee break: Exhibition and networking

12:00 pm Offshore UXO

David Shea
Kraken Robotic Systems Inc., Canada

Jan Kölbel
STASCHEIT Kampfmittelräumung GmbH, Germany

Jacek Bełdowski, PhD
Polish Academy of Sciences PAN, Marine Chemistry and Biochemistry Department, Poland

12:00 pm Start-ups in OceanTech

Niko Günzel
Framework Robotics, Germany

Dr. Johann Heller
deeeper.technology, Germany

Frithjof Hennemann
TrueOcean GmbH, Germany

1:00 pm Closing session of day 2
1:15 pm Farewell lunch

 

Download the full program here.

The DIGITAL OCEAN CONVENTION offers attractive packages to make your company more visible. You can find the participation models here.

 

Prices:

regular ticket: 189.00 € incl. VAT

discount rate for members of the Subsea Monitoring Network e. V.: 149.00 € incl. VAT

online ticket: 39.00 € incl. VAT

Please apply for accreditation of representatives of the press by email to Ms. Sonja Kretz (kretz@rostock-business.de).

Cancellation policy:
Due to the unpredictable development of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are granting you special cancellation conditions. Cancellation free of charge is therefore possible up to one week before the start of the event (19th of August 2021).
After that, the full participant fee is due.

 

Time & Location

Event start: 25. 08. 2021 - 11:00
Event end:    26. 08. 2021 - 13:00

HanseMesse Rostock
Zur HanseMesse 1-2
18106 Rostock
Deutschland

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INFO & BOOKING

The entrance fee is: 189,- €

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