Bergen Offshore Wind Centre (BOW)

The offshore wind conference Science Meets Industry

Welcome to the annual offshore wind conference Science Meets Industry, 25 October in Bergen.

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At Science Meets Industry Bergen academics and professionals from the business community and the public sector get together to exchange new knowledge and ideas.  

The conference takes place in the University Aula (Universitetsaulaen), at Nygårdshøyden, in central Bergen.  

Topic of 2022: Speed and volume 

The topic of this year’s conference is the speed and volume of the offshore wind energy development in Norwegian waters.  

We will discuss the processing of license applications for offshore wind power; is it possible to speed it up while retaining good practice? Several companies will present their plans and concepts for offshore wind development in Norway and internationally.  

Research and education are critical to achieve profitable offshore wind projects in Norwegian waters, and the University of Bergen will display its research on wind and wave conditions in the Utsira Nord and Sørlige Nordsjø II.  

Networking is an important part of the conference, and we encourage our participants to socialize during lunch and coffee breaks.  

The conference is open to all and free of charge. Registration is mandatory. 


The conference is organised by Bergen Offshore Wind Centre (BOW)NORCE, and GCE Ocean Technology


 9.30–10.00   Coffee/tea and networking
10.00–10.25Opening adresses

10.05   Welcome

10.05–10.25   Elisabeth Sæther, State Secretary, the Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy (OED)

10.25–10.40   Faster permission process for Norwegian offshore wind?
Sigrid Eskeland Schütz, University of Bergen

10.40–10.55   Offshore wind in Norwegian waters
Jan Fredrik Stadaas, Equinor

10.55–11.30   3 GW in Norwegian waters before 2030 – what does it take?
Elisabeth Sæther, OED, Atle Blomgren, NORCE, Sigrid Eskeland Schütz, UiB, and Jan Fredrik Stadaas, Equinor


12.30–12.45   Offshore wind for the petroleum industry
Jon Barratt Nysæther, Odfjell Ocean Wind

12.45–13.00   Ambitions for the global offshore wind industry
Sebastian Bringsværd, Aker Offshore Wind

13.00–13.15   Metocean conditions at Sørlige Nordsjø II and Utsira Nord
Etienne Cheynet, University of Bergen

13.15–13.40   Research projects

Offshore wind measurement using lidars on ships
Shokoufeh Malekmohammadi, University of Bergen 

Electrification of Oil and Gas Installations by Offshore Wind
Yngve Heggelund, NORCE  

Damage Detection and Quantification in the Mooring lines of Floating Offshore Wind Turbines through Statistical methods
Christos Sakaris, NORCE 

Geological issues for fundaments and anchors for offshore wind
Christian Haug Eide, University of Bergen

13.40–14.00Coffee break

14.00–14.20   Offshore wind power – past, present, and future?
Christina Aabo, Aabo Energy

14.20–14.40   Offshore wind in the North Sea – outlook from Finn Gunnar Nielsen, University of Bergen

14.40Closing remarks

Energy islands

Denmark has ambitious plans for utilizing its renewable energy sources by building energy islands in the North and Baltic Seas. What possibilities does this bring for the Norwegian supply chain in the offshore industries? In this session we will have a look at the comparative advantages in the Norwegian industry.

The session will be opened by Norway’s ambassador to Denmark, followed by interventions from Energinet and Green Ducklings. We invite you to join us for a networking reception after the session.


  • Opening address
    Katja Christina Nordgaard, Norwegian Ambassador to Denmark
  • Energy Islands
    Hanne Storm Edlefsen, Energinet
  • Norwegian supply chain possibilities to Danish Energy Islands
    Kristian Ascanius Jacobsen, Green Ducklings
  • Q&A
16.00Reception and networking


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Side event 26 October


Workshop: Downscaling wave hindcast using DNORA,
hosted by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute

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